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 Why It Matters

CFA:  Three simple letters that mean so much more than the words behind them. 

Ask any one of the 125,000 charterholders around the world who've earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and they'll proudly tell you why they put those letters at the end of their names.

They'll tell you that it's the most rigorous certification program for investment managers.

That it gives them a comprehensive and proven understanding of investment management.

That it demands strict ethical guidelines when dealing with investors while always putting their interests first.

That employers feel reassured because of a charterholder's ability to understand clients.

That developing markets rely on charterholder expertise to help shape policy and regulations for emerging economies.

But what our charterholders will speak most glowingly about is how complete they feel as investment management professionals.

How well-equipped they are to navigate the uncertainties of the financial world.

And how committed they are to raising the standards of the investment management industry.

Because, for them, those three letters make a real difference.​

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