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Can I has consulting advice?
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Thank you for the advice. I've been doing a lot of research, and it seems that the consensus is that the CFA is relatively useless for Investment Banking/Private Equity and that most people in the industry do not hold a CFA. Was I misinformed?

CFA is definitely not useless. Around here some banks won't even consider hiring you if you don't have it... They do however have a reputation of being a bit picky about that.

Connections are probably what would help you the most. For example, I was hired for my first investment job after a friend in the industry forwarded my CV to a portfolio manager. I got an interview because of that and no one ever asked me about my grades...
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Make a YouTube "video resume" of yourself working out, fencing, ballroom dancing with teh laydiez, and dispensing advice about the good life.
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I I have not realized my desire to be in the Investment Banking industry until about six months ago

just out of curiosity what got you interested in investment banking?
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Why in god's name would you aspire to be an investment banker as a college student? Besides making a little dough, you're life will be full of boredom and misery.
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Make a YouTube "video resume" of yourself working out, fencing, ballroom dancing with teh laydiez, and dispensing advice about the good life.

if that doesn't work, i don't know what will. . .
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just out of curiosity what got you interested in investment banking?

Money.
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Money, which I now need since SF changed my life.

FTFY
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CFA is definitely not useless. Around here some banks won't even consider hiring you if you don't have it... They do however have a reputation of being a bit picky about that.

Connections are probably what would help you the most. For example, I was hired for my first investment job after a friend in the industry forwarded my CV to a portfolio manager. I got an interview because of that and no one ever asked me about my grades...


Couldn't agree more. I would estimate that 90% of the PM's at my shop are chartered and or candidates. If you want to go into IB, strongly consider CFA.

Now on to fund accounting. You'll get some decent experience but dont grow too many roots. The more time you spend in FA, the less desirable you'll look. SSB, BNY/mellon, BBH etc. are all good places to get your foot in the door but if you want to get into IB, you need to make moves to middle office/front office. Boston has alot of good buy side firms/IM firms you can get in with a few yrs experience.
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Srsly, Fuuma can really help you out, I would PM him.
Hahahahhaa , that guy can only tell you about how to be a far left unclassy one and how to live out frompublic money, wellfare, donations, charity etc.
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