The market is objective: it doesn’t care whether you have a PhD or a CFA, only three letters count – PnL, profit and loss. Photo: AFP

Why walking away from a successful career in finance is not so hard

Tan Chin Hwee says set against the boom-and-bust cycle of the industry, material success is, in the end, only one part of a life well lived – which teaches loss and the importance of intellectual honesty

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The market is objective: it doesn’t care whether you have a PhD or a CFA, only three letters count – PnL, profit and loss. Photo: AFP
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