Odd question but wanted to see if anyone has had a similar experience. I'm at a small (<30 person) boutique that solely does advisory - buyside/sellside M&A, restructurings, valuations, debt capital raising etc. All of the analysts/associates have the Series 63 and 79 and we're now told that we have to take the Series 7.
None of my friends at MMs/BBs took the 7 and I was under the impression that the entire point of the 79 was to replace it for bankers.
Is this normal? Obviously I know it's not too bad but it's a kick in the dick to waste limited free time studying for something that seems to have no relevance to the job.