The greatest value of being a CFA charterholder is gaining knowledge in the field of finance to an extent that no academic degree or professional certificate can offer. While awareness of the CFA charter in Greece may not be as widespread as in other developed markets, over the last decade CFA Society Greece has worked tirelessly to bridge this gap; an increasing number of banks, investment companies, consulting firms, large corporates and other institutions include CFA® Program candidacy or CFA charterholder credential in their job ads. Furthermore, in accorance with L.3606/2007, Chapter D, Article 15 (b)
, the CFA charter has been recognised by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission (HCMC) and the Bank of Greece and CFA charterholders are entitled to the highest certificate of "Securities & Market Analyst" (certificate level "δ"), without having to sit for the examinations. HCMC and Bank of Greece certifications are compulsory for employees who are involved in investment-related departments. CFA Society Greece continues its effort to promote awareness and the benefits of the CFA charter in Greece, so that it can be recognized locally as the gold standard for investment professionals.