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The CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth (formerly the Dallas Society of Financial Analysts and prior to that, the Dallas Association of Investment Analysts) was founded in 1951 to:

  • provide interchange between investment and portfolio managers;
  • promote good fellowship among those whose primary occupation is investment and securities analysis;
  • improve analytical procedures and techniques;
  • promote our membership to the investing public.  The society plays a vital role within the Dallas and Fort Worth area promoting a better understanding of the investment management profession;
  • to encourage, strengthen and support the Chartered Financial Analyst® professional designation and to assist those candidates working towards achieving the CFA® charter.

Of equal importance has been its mission to promote high standards of professional and ethical conduct among its members. For more than 70 years, these objectives have guided the society and the local investment community.  The society was the 15th formed worldwide and is among the largest member societies of the CFA Institute.

 Purpose of Our Society

  • To provide a professional society for financial analysts and investment professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas area.
  • To foster the interchange of information and opinions among the members.
  • To promote topical and educational meetings relevant to the profession.
  • To foster a high standard of ethics and to promote sound, professional standards of investment research and portfolio management among the members.
  • To foster high educational standards for institutions providing instruction in the field of financial analysis and also among the members through participation in the Chartered Financial Analyst® Examination Program.

 Mission Statement

To promote and uphold the ethical and professional standards set by CFA Institute.

We provide thought leadership through education, advocacy, engagement, and career development resources for the benefit of our members and our community.​​​​​​