Tuesday, 20 December 2011

CFA Related Professions.

Following are some examples of CFA related professions:

  • Equity (stock) analysis
    • Examples of companies are any major investment bank, Standard and Poors, Value Line, etc.
  • Credit (bond) analysis
    • Standard and Poors, Moody’s, Fitch Ratings, DBRS
  • Mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures
    • Any major investment bank, namely Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase etc. There are also a number of boutique M&A firms.
  • Investment banking
    • Conduct initial public offerings of stocks
    • Conduct placements of bonds
    • Trading etc.
  • Private equity
    • Carlyle group, Texas Pacific Group, Blackstone, KKR, Goldman Sachs
  • Real estate investing
    • Vornado, Equity Office Properties, Equity Residental,Brookfield Properties
  • Pension & Endowment management/consulting
    • Russell, Cambridge Associates, Ennis Knupp, Barclays Global
  • Private wealth management (private banking)
    • All major investment banks, Mellon Financial, Stanford Financial, US Trust
  • Hedge funds
    • Bridgewater, D.E. Shaw, SAC Capital Partners, etc.
  • Mutual funds
    • Fidelity, American Funds (a Capital Group Company), Vanguard, etc.
  • Economic consulting
    • NERA, LECG
  • Tax and transaction consulting (i.e., accounting firm)
    • KPMG, Deloitte & Touche, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Grant Thornton, etc.
Disclaimer: List of company names include Charter holders which have been  working there and only mentioned as examples. It was compiled before some time and may contain some names which have faced credit event and therefore acquired, merged or ceased to exist. 

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