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Caution.. this is a tale of disappointment.
I am one like the plethora (not really!) that sacrificed quite a bit to get the charter. Why did I do it? Well, the curriculum is unmatched in terms of its depth. So yeah, the academic pedigree is a plus. But, I was really hoping for a career related reward from it.
Are there other folks out there who wanted to get a bump/ break through but are still stuck?

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Sep 14, 2020 - 5:25pm

I've seen some old threads here where people have said that. I decided to take the plunge but I'm hoping to clear L1 and then try to leverage that as much as I can, which may be not at all.

Quant (ˈkwänt) n: An expert, someone who knows more and more about less and less until they know everything about nothing.

 
Sep 14, 2020 - 7:48pm

I know of a PE shop in my hometown where a MD has his CFA and is very active in the local state chapter.  He said he would at least talk to most CFA's if they had the right background.  The PE shop would probably be considered low tier and its in the LMM.  IDK if this helps at all. 

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