How to break into a quant role with little or no experience

How to break into a quant role with little or no experience

Breaking into quantitative finance has become much harder in recent years, as the supply of candidates from academia, engineering and software development wishing to apply their skills in…

Getting Qualified for an Accountancy Job May Be Easier Than You Think

Getting Qualified for an Accountancy Job May Be Easier Than You Think

If you want a job in financial services but don't feel inclined to spend 300 hours studying for each three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification,…

Six skills that will help you secure a job in sunny Australia

Six skills that will help you secure a job in sunny Australia

Australia doesn’t just provide warm weather and beachside lifestyles; its financial sector is slowly starting to crank out jobs again after a long southern summer slumber. Many jobs…

What to do if you’ve just failed CFA Level I

What to do if you’ve just failed CFA Level I

CFA Level I results are out. This time, the pass rate was 37% - 1% lower than June 2012. We've gone through a few failures ourselves, so we understand how…

CFA or MBA, or both? – Guest comment

CFA or MBA, or both? – Guest comment

It's the classic question - CFA or MBA? Unfortunately, there's no easy answer. It’s a very tricky thing to compare a CFA charter and an MBA - they’re fundamentally…

The ACA exams are massively easier to pass than the CFA exams and may be the ultimate safety net for your career

The ACA exams are massively easier to pass than the CFA exams and may be the ultimate safety net for your career

Last week, the ICAEW unveiled pass rates for its ACA exams. For anyone used to the 42% average pass rate for the CFA exams, ACA passes were abnormally…

GUEST COMMENT: If you’re thinking of doing the CFA in December, this is what you need to know

GUEST COMMENT: If you’re thinking of doing the CFA in December, this is what you need to know

As we enter the lull before the June 2012 CFA results, many first-timers are asking if they have enough time to take the December 2012 Level I exam.…

GUEST COMMENT: How to leverage the fact that you may have dabbled in the CFA on your CV

GUEST COMMENT: How to leverage the fact that you may have dabbled in the CFA on your CV

You’ve passed the CFA Level 1 exam, congratulations!  You may be thinking of starting Level 2. You may also be thinking how can you best leverage your newfound…

GUEST COMMENT: Everything you could possibly want to know about results to the CFA exams

GUEST COMMENT: Everything you could possibly want to know about results to the CFA exams

In the run up to CFA results day, I thought you might find it useful to have a quick FAQ covering some of the questions most asked by…

Bank-by-bank, these are the qualifications that should make the most difference

Bank-by-bank, these are the qualifications that should make the most difference

As a follow-up to last week's ranking of the qualifications most likely to get you a job in financial services today, we've looked again at our CV database and extracted…

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