The CFA Society Baltimore (CFASB) is an affiliate of the CFA Institute, which has over 150,000 members globally. The Baltimore society has 750 members drawing from a diverse cross section of local investment firms, financial and educational institutions, and government agencies. Participation and membership in the CFASB is open to all professionals in the financial services community who are dedicated to a high standard of professional excellence and who will follow the CFA Institute's professional code of ethics. Members are welcome, but not required, to pursue the CFA designation. The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter is an investment credential that, for more than 60 years, has been the global standard for embodying the integrity, dedication, and advanced skills needed to build a stronger, more accountable financial industry. No credential is as widely respected for its focus on current investment expertise and performing in the client’s best interest. None is harder to obtain.
The mission of CFA Society Baltimore is to create an opportunity for members to achieve professional growth through topical programming, to promote the informal exchange of ideas and information through social networking events, and to grow the base of potential future membership through exam preparation and career developments initiatives.