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Advice needed! Should I take on the CFA?!
So I'm trying to break into banking and considering the CFA as a way to help me do it but I need some advice. This is my current situation:
1. I'm heading towards 30 with a CV showing a solid 5 years finance experience and 3 years other (see point 4).
2. I already have the CIMA qualification.
3. I have a broad mix of finance and investment experience (analyst/senior analyst level).
4. I've been out of a traditional job for the last 3 years and only freelancing in finance (I started a business completely unrelated to finance/investments) and this has added 3 years to the 5 years of experience previously mentioned if that makes sense?
Looking to get into Private Banking or Wealth Management.
It would be great to get some advice/words of reassurance if anyone is in even a remotely similar situation. I've read things like "don't bother doing it if you're over 25", "it won't help your chances in banking" etc, etc and I'm just confused.