Are yours among them?
Brace yourselves, would-be chartered financial analysts.
Don't question the Institute's seemingly arbitrary rules. In fact, don't question the Institute period.
More financial services employees than ever are hoping to add those three little letters to their email signature.
Yesterday, at approximately 10:30AM, scores of financial services employees breathed a collective sigh of relief. Relief that months of studying had paid off in the form of a passing score on the Level II and II CFA exams. Relief that, even though months of studying had been a total waste of time with nothing to show for it, they could get on with their lives and stop wondering. One guy was less lucky. He's in a CFA holding cell right now pending an investigation, thanks to some supposedly suspect fidgeting and a couple proctors with itchy trigger fingers, possibly hoping to impress their superiors. According to the suspect, "No one has ever accused me of having a nervous tic or cheating before...I don't understand how you could honestly mistake my, admittedly strange, gestures as signaling to an unknown accomplice."