CFA Society South Africa

A Member of the CFA Institute Global Network of Societies

Look out for us!

17 April 2019 - University of the Western Cape

18 July 2019 - University of the Witwatersrand

6 Aug 2019 - University of Stellenbosch

7 Aug 2019 - University of Cape Town

20 Aug 2019 - University of Johannesburg

CFA Programme Fact sheet

Download the factsheet for a summarised version of information on the CFA Programme

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​​​​Information Sessions:

Look out for the CFA Programme Information Sessions that will be held in August 2019​​

 About the Curriculum

CFA Society South Africa is an affiliate of CFA Institute (USA). In our mission to promote global-best-practice, CFA Society South Africa supports the CFA Code of Conduct & Standards of Practice and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme.

CFA Curriculum:

    • Self-study, distance learning
    • Rigorous curriculum
    • Broad range of topics
    • Highest ethical standards
    • 18 study sessions delivered in CFA Institute produced custom curriculum.
    • Learning outcome statements (LOS): "The candidate should be able to…"
    • Each LOS indicate type of learning expected: "discuss, calculate, contrast"
    • CFA Institute updates the curriculum each year
    • mastering LOS is a proven study approach.


Exams Offered:

  • Level I Exam (June or December)
  • Level II Exam (June)
  • Level III Exam (June)


What will you learn?
The curriculum is organized into 10 general topic areas that provide a framework for making investment decisions

    • Ethical and Professional Standards
    • Quantitative Methods
    • Economics
    • Financial Reporting and Analysis
    • Corporate Finance
    • Equity Investments
    • Fixed-Income Investments
    • Derivatives
    • Alternative Investments
    • Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning