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Post time13:01 22-10-2008

Hi everyone

Since graduating this year Iíve been looking for a job within Futures/Derivative trading, however it has ultimately been difficult given the way things are going, hence, I have tried to take advantage of the markets situation with increasing the proficiency of my skill net, gaining my IMC certificate, pursuing an advanced Excel VBA course, accompanied with sharpening up my Spanish language skills.

Furthermore Iíve been applying for grad and internship roles where I am past the numerical stage for some, e.g. UBS, Deutshe Bank, etc.

However I have been accepted to work within accounts, giving me the opportunity of qualifying as an ACCA of CA, (immediate start).

My question thus is, would not a CFA qualification rather than a CA/ACCA be more relevant for the industry and position which I am pursuing for.

I am also planning do embark on my MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking at Reading university ICMA centre next year 2009. Thus if I planned to go down the ACCA/CA route, I would hopefully become at least part qualified before starting my masters. Would one not feel that after this time i would have the neccessery skills to pursue a career within the area of my choice.

Would there also be any negative aspects from training as an ACCA/CA then trying to break into the sector of my preference, because the last thing I want to show is that I donít have a passion/enthusiasm for what I want to do by deviating to another profession.

I would appreciate your advice upon my decision.

Many Thanks