AuthorTopic: Alternatives if you are on CFA program
@2016-12-15 16:09:39
Hi all,

I was initially very keen to work as an equity analyst but after passing Level 2, I realize I am losing interest. Now I have started to think that I will be terribly bored if I have to cover same companies, news-flow and write reports. Writing reports really doesn't excite me.

Now I am wondering what else I could do? Corp Finance, buy side- where they won't take me as I don't have any analyst experience, VC is something I like but seems very competitive to get in.
I would be thankful for your suggestions guys.
@2016-12-17 04:22:37
I was a little scared there for a minute, especially in the last quarter of 2014 beginning of 2015 that these sell side analyst jobs would be gone. I think that a lot of analyst were let go during these bad times. I am really hoping that now and in a couple years that these jobs come back and are in demand again. I know its really competitive still though. I was also worried about the CFA and its usefulness in the future, but it seems to be needed still.

I mean all these sell side and brokerage firms were disappearing. Hopefully the future is bright for analyst going forward.
@2017-01-01 06:17:39
You can try Hedge Funds.
@2018-02-03 07:04:25
check out business valuation firms. can be very interesting and you see a lot of different companies. Salaries will be lower than equity analysis though.

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