There are many reasons to become a CFA charterholder. You will find near-universal agreement that holding the CFA designation improves your job prospects across the globe, adds significantly to your human capital, and grows your professional prestige and personal brand.
Obtaining your CFA charter is a long journey, taking place over a minimum of 18 months—but likely longer for most charterholders. One of the biggest hurdles for candidates is coming up with and sticking to a study plan.
At $26.19/barrel, February 11, 2016, marked the lowest closing price for the front month (spot) contract of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil since May 2003.
As Benjamin Graham, one of the investing world’s original greats, said, “The essence of investment management is the management of risks, not the management of returns.” Regrettably, too many investors worry about the risks when it’s too late.
It’s 7:30 p.m. and I had been in the office since 7:30 a.m. I was staring at a blank PowerPoint slide on one screen and a Bloomberg homepage on the other. For the last several weeks, I had been working tirelessly as our firm prepared to go on the road and raise capital from investors.
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