As an investor in today’s ever-changing, global financial markets, you should be seeking more than above-market returns to measure the competency and integrity of the investment professionals who manage your assets. The need for investors to hire qualified, experienced professionals who embody trust, integrity, and competency has never been as great as it is today.
No credential is as widely regarded in the global financial industry for its rigorous focus on current investment knowledge, analytical skill, and ethical standards as the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. With more than 100,000 CFA charterholders in over 135 countries and territories and an increasing demand worldwide for the CFA Program, the charter has become the global professional investment credential.
Putting investors First is a fundamental tenant of all CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Charterholders and candidates. Investors First means the needs and interests of those we serve must come before our own interests or those of our firms. It is important to remember at all times that the money we deal with belongs to others and their interests must be our primary concern.
Whether an individual investor or a large institutional investor (such as insurance companies, pension funds, and mutual funds), investors provide valuable opportunities for economic growth and stability. This leads to increased job creation, rising incomes, a growing tax base, and economic diversity. By serving investor interests over our own, we help ensure that our financial and economic systems will remain strong and sound.