A statistical ranking of the qualifications most likely to get you a financial services job in London today

A statistical ranking of the qualifications most likely to get you a financial services job in London today

There are a few things that can improve your employability. One is some strategic networking. Another is dogged persistence. Another is a willingness to go out and get some…

Can you get an accounting job in an investment bank with an ACCA?

Can you get an accounting job in an investment bank with an ACCA?

This is a subject to which we return intermittently: which sort of accounting qualification will get you a job in an investment bank? Most notably, can you get an…

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…

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