In 2013 Harvard Law School surveyed 124 lawyers at major law firms that indicated a knowledge base in finance and accounting is extremely important. The results indicated that the most important skill is the ability to analyze financial statements. Other skills that ranked near the top were understanding financial markets, business strategy, and industry analysis. Many law firms work intimately with large corporations and a strong business acumen allows a lawyer to effectively assist corporate clients with complex financial transactions. A skillful corporate lawyer must have a solid foundation in these areas in order to clearly express quantitative ideas in words. With that, having obtained both the CFA charter and CAIA Charter has given me a jump start in my profession.
About Klugy Mathurin
Klugy Mathurin is a Corporate Attorney. He focuses his practice in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private equity, venture capital, and general corporate matters. Mr. Mathurin is a former big four public accountant with a focus in the financial sector. He has also gained experience working in equity research as a research analyst covering public companies in the retail sector. This experience allows him to provide financial insight on a variety of corporate transactions. Mr. Mathurin is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Charterholder, a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) Charterholder, and he also holds an MBA from Fordham University.