1. What is your current charterholder status?
2. What are your best/worst memories of the CFA exam?
Best: receiving my congratulatory email three years in a row; Worst: having to study every Memorial Weekend in the US (the last weekend of May); also, taking Level I in a huge, open room with no heat in December (in Los Angeles, which was cold that day)
3. What were your expectations before passing the CFA exam (study, time and effort, career, salary, etc.)?
I expected to study 10 – 15 hours per week for four months leading to each exam, and pass. I did just that. However in truth, I left each exam room not confident that I passed. I felt very fortunate. I did not anticipate a change in my career or compensation as a result; rather, was looking forward to the knowledge, the credential, and the network.
4. What has the CFA charterholder done for your career (so far)?