What are your best/worst memories of the CFA exam?
Best was to acknowledge on D-Day that all these people/candidates were all here for the same purpose, felt like we all understood each other and amalgamate during that stressing special day. Worse part is always after the exam as in many cases, one is never certain can succeed.
What were your expectations before passing the CFA exam (study, time and effort, career, salary, etc.)?
Expectations were in line with what we had been told re: study and effort needed.
What has the CFA charterholder done for your career (so far)?
Since am working on the sell-side, CFA has given me the credibility among my clients
What's your best Tip for new CFA candidates?
Study regularly, pretty much everyday during the 12 weeks before the exam but really no need to take any day off the week before because this is making it worse as it builds up your stress level.
What is your current role/position?
MD in equity sales
What's the best career advice you have received?
Be open minded and nice to every single person in your firm
What's a fun fact about you?
Love poker more than Finance but I am not good enough with the cards ;-)