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 About Us

CFA Society Istanbul was founded in 2003. CFA Society Istanbul has currently 370 members, 275 of which are CFA® Charterholders. As one of the 150+ member societies of CFA Institute, our society connects members to a global network of investment professionals.

Our Mission

  • Enhance investment knowledge and encourage a high level of ethics and professionalism within the Turkish investment community.
  • Raise the awareness of the CFA® charter and build a viable capital market investor base in Turkey.
  • Actively represent the Turkish investment professionals within the global investment community.

Who Are Our Members?
Our society's membership includes investment professionals from the region. Many are financial analysts and portfolio managers, while the remainder is investment bankers, broker-dealers, investment advisors, consultants, academicians, accountants, regulators, or other financial professionals. Our members work for banks, insurance companies, investment counselors, brokers, public agencies, universities, and corporations.

What Do We Bring To The Turkish Investment Community?

Internationalism: We provide a link to a global network of investment practitioners, many of whom are leaders in their field. We seek to bring leading speakers, both practitioners and academics, to Turkey and to promote the appearance of Turkish investment professionals at events throughout the world.

  • Networking: We provide a forum for CFA charterholders and candidates to network with other investment professionals.

  • Education: We inform and educate investors and advance the professional competence of investment professionals.

  • Communication: We act as a focal point for enquiries regarding the CFA designation and other important issues associated with CFA Institute.

  • Professionalism: Our key goal is to promote a high degree of professionalism among the Turkish investment community.

  • Ethics: We promote a high level of professional conduct. Adherence to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct is a mandatory requirement for both CFA Institute and AIP members.

Bylaws of CFA Society Istanbul

New bylaws of CFA Society Istanbul were approved by the general assembly dated June 29, 2021. Yatirim Profesyonelleri Derneği Tuzuk 29 Haziran 2021.pdf

 About CFA Institute

CFA Institute is a global, not-for-profit member organization of financial analysts, portfolio managers, and other investment professionals.