"Three years ago I decided to complement my career initiating my studies for the CFA designation, which I finished successfully this year. I can certainly say that, when it comes to alternatives, all three levels of the CFA program were covered by the CAIA designation. Hence, having the CAIA charter beforehand helped to understand and assimilate all the content with a lot of confidence. Without any doubt, both designations are, in my opinion, a must have and very complementary. The stackable program is such a brilliant idea that I encourage any CFA Charterholder to take advantage of it. I decided to take the long route though."