Intelligence and ER
Hey guys - this is a weird q so brace yourselves.
I'm a very very average person - I studied a non-finance humanity degree, not gifted at numbers, IQ is probably bang average, however, I'm quite a personable person and a decent communicator.
Despite the above, I managed togig at a firm. (I think the only reason why I managed to get the job was that I made a good impression on the right people - not much to do with techincal skill) People who know me are surprised when I tell them lol.
I guess what I'm trying to ask is: how intelligent do you truly have to be doing well in ER and to pass the CFA exams? Can I just work hard, or will there come a point where my lack of natural intelligence will become obvious to everyone around me?