The Macro Specialist Designation aims to fill the void created by academia and current financial industry certifications that exclude thorough macro teachings from their structured financial curricula. Most academic programs in finance and business focus almost exclusively on bottom-up, stock-specific fundamental analysis, while excluding top-down macro analysis.
In conjunction with traditional pathways, such as Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) programs, the M²SD will prepare today’s investor with comprehensive skills to navigate uncharted economic cycles ahead.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Build expertise to differentiate
Complement existing skill sets
Advance professionally & financially
Broaden networking opportunities
WHAT ARE THE KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES?
Successful candidates will emerge with an enhanced knowledge that ties in the influence of macro forces on financial markets, stock selection, and portfolio design. This macro knowledge base will ideally complement the candidate’s current understanding of fundamental equity analysis and improve their ability to forecast financial market trends. The ultimate goal is for the successful candidate to implement these new lessons into their current framework in an effort to improve their investment performance.
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER THE M²SD PROGRAM?
M2SD designation holders can apply their skills in almost any career in the financial services industry. Anyone making investment-related decisions can benefit from the knowledge that the M2SD provides.
Almost any career in financial services is touched by macro analysis in some way.
Are you looking to make a change within financial services but don’t want to take the time or money to go back to school full time? The M2SD program can be completed in as little as 18 months while you continue to work full time, for a fraction of the cost of an MBA or other advanced degree. There may be a small additional cost to purchase some required readings for the program.
Macro concepts are not taught in most traditional academic programs. The M2SD augments your undergraduate or graduate degree with practical, market-based knowledge.
The growing cost of education can often put an advanced degree out of reach for many professionals. It can require years of lost income as well as the prospect of incurring large student loan debts. The M2SD Certification is a practical and cost-effective alternative to an MBA or other financial-related degree.
Career Paths for Macro Professionals
Macro touches every career in the financial services industry. Whether you are a trader, a banker, or a wealth manager, your performance will be impacted by the effects of macro events.
Risk analysis and risk management/
Private wealth management/