The CFA Institute Magazine article below sets out the routes to the C-suite for seven investment management professionals. Entitled “What Does It Take to Reach the Executive Level?” it covers career histories and tips from individuals who now fill roles like Chief Investment Officer, president, Chief Operating Officer, and CEO/co-founder.
A broad range of starting points for these individuals, including accounting, computer science, economics, mathematics, and finance/investments itself. And, interestingly, a number of them passed through management consulting during their respective careers.
The article also touches on themes like:
"What Does It Take to Reach the Executive Level?" www.cfapubs.org/doi/full/10.2469/cfm.v28.n3.3