The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Programme is a globally recognised, graduate level curriculum that provides a strong foundation of real-world investment analysis and portfolio management skills along with the practical knowledge you need in today's investment industry. It also emphasises the highest ethical and professional standards.
The IBF Standards (previously known as the Financial Industry Competency Standards or FICS) represent a set of competency standards developed by the industry, for the industry. It provides a practice-oriented development roadmap for financial sector practitioners to attain the necessary training to excel in their respective job roles.
The CFA Singapore Research Programme has been accredited under the IBF Standards, and is eligible for funding under the IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS), subjected to all eligibility criteria being met. Candidates are advised to assess the suitability of the programme and its relevance to their business activities or job roles. IBF-STS provides 70% funding for direct training costs, subjected to a cap of S$7,000 per candidate per programme.
With effect from 1st July 2016, Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above are eligible for 90% co-funding of direct training costs, subject to a cap of S$7,000 per participant per programme.