I recently cleared my CA final and I am thinking about opting for CFA or should I do something else?
hello, first of all congratulations !! as u have cleared one the most challenging course! in recent days CFA being popular.. however the value you get out of CFA program depends on ur future plans.. before opting note that - u have to start CFA as a fresher - u must have great interest and knowledge in finance as cfa deals with investment banking, portfolio management etc - CFA is very extensive and very challenging( even more than ca)..but dont get discouraged - CFA exams costs time( almost 3 yrs to clear exams and 2 yrs work experience) as well as money - low pass rates brief description: c~orporate Finance Sector You can opt for Finance manager position in Corporate. Where you can deal with Financial Management, Merger & Acquisition, IFRS, Ratio analysis and Dividend policy decision. ~Consultancy Service As of now this option is widely preferred by CFA students as it will give you diversified learning option. You can learn Investment Banking, Corporate governance, International Finance, Bridge finance, Valuation (Business, Brand etc). ~Stock/Money Market This is the field which is specifically for CFAs. You can have Portfolio analysis, Equity Analysis, Derivatives, Hedging, Investment policy, Dividend policy and like that. So you can ask for job roles which is suitable for above job description. and There is no exemption in CFA for CA
Congratulation on Your Success. It All depend on what you want to do in future. CFA will be a great option if you want to work with any investment banking company or a job profile which offers jobs in wealth management or financial controller sector. This are the field which utilize your CFA skills to maximum level or else in other sector of job profile this degree will only enhance your resume value and help in better increment and promotion. First decide in which field you want to pursue your career then you will be in better position to take right decision.