CFA Society Baltimore has a rich history. Founded in 1948 as the Baltimore Security Analysts Society (“BSAS”), the membership elected to change the name of the not-for-profit professional organization to the Baltimore CFA Society (“BCFAS”) in 2006. The Society name was changed to create more public awareness for the Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) designation. Three quarters of the 570 members (at the time of the name change) were CFA Charter-holders. Participation and membership in BCFAS does not require the CFA designation.
CFA Society Baltimore is an affiliate of the CFA Institute, which has over 90,000 members globally. BCFAS membership, 600 members strong, draws from a diverse cross section of local investment firms, financial and educational institutions, and government agencies.