So I was recently listening to a WSO webinar where one of the speakers said that -- for a college student -- it's not a bad idea to take Level 1 of the CFA exam to have it on your resume.
I was listening to the Webinar with my father -- a non-pro -- and we went to Google to check out some CFA sample questions. We both thought the questions weren't quite as daunting as we anticipated (though we've heard Levels 2 and 3 are very difficult), and my father actually started contemplating whether HE should take the exam and consider a career change (he's always loved investing and following the markets, he's just never done it professionally).
I immediately Googled the subject of someone breaking into the biz at his age (over 50), and just about everything I read intimated there is NO CHANCE that this is possible.
What do you guys think? Is there even a slightly reasonable chance that a guy over 50 who's just passed Level 1 of the CFA can get a job as some sort of analyst for an asset manager?