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On Monday, I decided to try my hand at the Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) exams, which some claim to be the “CFA equivalent” for trading accreditation.

While I managed to pass, I was pretty sure I could have done better if I had studied for it. 😀

Why am I doing this?

Well, as a trainer, I think it is important to have some accreditation or qualifications (in addition to my double degrees and fund experience) to reassure people of the quality that they are getting. I mean, if you go to see a doctor, you would want to make sure he actually has a medical degree and the proper accreditation, and not simply trust him because he is “famous” or has a cool website/blog/video.

Hopefully, in time to come, MAS or SGX will impose some kind of minimum qualification or accreditations for all trainers, to ensure teaching standards and to prevent a market for lemons.

Wish me luck for Level 2! xD

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Certified Financial Technician (CFTe)