CFA in REPE? It doesn't seem very common, worth the work? Input appreciated.
I work doing acquisitions, and I have recently considered applying for some Development Associate positions. Some postings at larger shops list CFA on their requirement lists, and I believe this could be the HR/recruiter/talent acquisition person just throwing a bunch of stuff at the wall, but it got me thinking: is there a strong value add case for a CFA in most REPE/Development roles?
For PM, it makes sense (and I work with someone in our PM department that has a CFA), but outside that it doesn't appear to be common.
Also, I have been considering going for designation, and I was told my current employer would reimburse the costs. I am also looking at it from the "more qualifications never hurt" standpoint for my resume...
Mid-level and senior guys, feel free to weigh in. Thanks.