Have been reading the forums for a little while now and I find the level of information to be of great help. Having said that, here is my concern:
Graduated Pace University here in NYC in 2004 with 3.51 (Cum Laude) with Finance / Management Science Majors (Math / Eco Minors)
Right after graduation I was hired by a relatively small fixed income asset management shop (~3 billion under mgt). Started as an analyst focusing on pension valuation / asset allocation modeling. During my tenure, I completed the CFA charter and now carry the designation.
Over the years, I was promoted to Trader, then Assistant PM and now a Portfolio Manager focusing on fixed income, investment grade credit portfolios.
I will be turning 29 in march and want to apply to HBS this coming september (for matriculation in 2011). Recently, I have read / noticed that the admission process has shifted to younger applicants. This concerns me a great deal, since I am over the average age of 27. If I am accepted, I will be 30 when I enter the program.
I have 9 months to build a strong application, with a GMAT score targeted in the 700 - 750+ range. I want to know what your thoughts are on the hindrance of my age on the application.
Do you think the CFA Charter will benefit my application process?
Thank you for all your help!!!