I have searched through the forum for a while on this topic and everybody says the same thing
"The CFA is worthless for trying to get into PE"
That's perfectly fine and I understand the reasoning behind it, but for us that actually undertook the rigorous(emphasized) CFA journey for motives of personal growth and development and really just wanted to grow our acumen and become better investors, what is the take on the CFA and PE dilemma?
I just took the CFA level II exam in June and have noticed that my post exam investment and financing ideas have improved significantly as well as my job performance. Even so, that now my boss wants me to spear head a project which I came up with (which I attribute the development of the Idea to the CFA curriculum).
Now, I do not work in PE, but would like to some day. Yet for those that actually are in PE and have gone through the CFA program how have your on the job skills and performance improved, have you had an edge over your co-workers due to the implementation body of knowledge that you now posses? Or was it just a waste of your time.
In the end I am talking about performance the true career driving factor, not prestige.