Where to study quantitative finance if you want to work on Wall Street

Where to study quantitative finance if you want to work on Wall Street

Admittedly, it's not that easy to get a job in the US if a European without a green card. Nevertheless, it has been known for quants to work in…

GUEST COMMENT: Is a CFA qualification really useful? Will it genuinely help you to get a job in investment banking?

GUEST COMMENT: Is a CFA qualification really useful? Will it genuinely help you to get a job in investment banking?

In Sep-2006, when I was a second-year Goldman analyst, one of my associates texted me to ‘show-off’ that he had just passed level 3 of the Chartered Financial…

Please note: If you achieve a CFA Charter, you are statistically very unlikely to become unemployed

Please note: If you achieve a CFA Charter, you are statistically very unlikely to become unemployed

Today is the 50th birthday of the CFA Charter. Someone, somewhere will be having cake and completing a celebratory item-set. If you're really keen, the CFA has published…

GUEST COMMENT: I passed all three levels of the CFA in 18 months. This is how I tackled Level III

GUEST COMMENT: I passed all three levels of the CFA in 18 months. This is how I tackled Level III

I’ve already written about my tactics for passing CFA Levels I and II. Now I’d like to share my method of passing CFA Level III. As I’ve pointed…

GUEST COMMENT: The final countdown to the CFA Programme June Examinations

GUEST COMMENT: The final countdown to the CFA Programme June Examinations

(Or The Final Countdown (you have to hum the tune as you read this) 4 WEEKS TO GO… By now you should have finished your first reading of…

Asia isn’t happening. Do an MBA in Brazil

Asia isn’t happening. Do an MBA in Brazil

Credit Suisse's results confirmed it: Asia is not it. Year-on-year, the bank's total revenues in Asia Pac fell 5% in the first quarter. Its profits fell 4%. Citigroup…

GUEST COMMENT: How I passed CFA Level II only four months after passing Level I

GUEST COMMENT: How I passed CFA Level II only four months after passing Level I

In January 2009 I passed the CFA Level 1 qualification, using the method I elaborated for you before. This gave me around four months to prepare for CFA…

These are the qualifications that will get you a financial services job in the UK today

These are the qualifications that will get you a financial services job in the UK today

Back in January, we looked at the financial services qualifications that were most in demand in the UK, and the jobs you could do with them. Two months…

The pass rate is down, the cheating is up, is the CFA worth the work?

The pass rate is down, the cheating is up, is the CFA worth the work?

Results to the December 2011 Level 1 CFA exam are out: 38% of people passed. This is a significant minority and a little depressing in light of the…

These are the financial services qualifications which should enable you to earn the most and the least

These are the financial services qualifications which should enable you to earn the most and the least

Following on from last week’s look at the qualifications most likely to get you a job in UK financial services now, we’d like to elaborate with a look…

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