The CFA® (Chartered Financial Analyst） is a global certification attesting a specialized knowledge in finance analysis and investment management, whose beginnings can be traced back to 1947 when the National Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (NFFAS) was founded. With the globalization of the finance industry, the mission of CFA Institute is to promote the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.
It is now active across 164 countries and regions, with 153 member societies and 9 offices worldwide. With 161,000 CFA Charterholders globally, the CFA designation extended to become the leading standard for investment professionals.
Active in finance capitals such as New York City, London, Hong Kong SAR (China) or Singapore, the CFA charter is a unique certification that grants access to a network of global professionals.