Reminiscences of a Candidate Analyst is an eBook about my experiences going through the CFA Program.
In 2008, I was an electrical engineer with big dreams of somehow breaking into an investing career. Someone told me to check out this thing called the CFA Program, the toughest investment curriculum in the world. Oh the lure of the challenge! The program was said to be very hard, the exams extremely difficult to pass. I signed up immediately.
Fast forward to August of 2012, and I am now working in the investing field as a buy-side analyst when an email arrives in my inbox. It says that I passed the third and final CFA exam! After the shock wore off I sat down to write a mini guide for future CFA candidates. The result is this book.
If you are considering the CFA Program, or have recently enrolled and are now wondering how to navigate this big challenge you’ve undertaken, I think you’ll enjoy Reminiscences. It’s in an informal Q&A format to make for fun, quick reading. You are free to email me with any questions as well.
Note: in addition to passing the 3 exams you also must accrue 4 years of full-time investing work experience before being eligible to put “CFA” after your name.
Kindle format, 27408 words, $2.99