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Elevate your life with a CFA® charter
Are you familiar with the CFA charter?
It is a credential for financial professionals that has become one of the most respected and sought-after qualifications in the world. As the globalization of business progresses, more and more financial professionals are seeking to obtain this credential. Why is the CFA charter drawing so much attention, and what does it mean for the future of finance? We asked experts who are the leaders of CFA Society Japan and CFA charterholders.
To know more about CFA charter
A global certification in the finance industry
A certification for investment professionals
The certification with the largest number of applicants
PIMCO Japan Ltd
Senior Vice President, Account Manager,
and Product Manager
Earned the CFA charter in 2017
PIFA Partners, Inc
Earned the CFA charter in 2003
SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
NBA Research/Regional Financial Institution and Corporate Business Promotion
Earned the CFA charter in 2018
Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory LLC
Vice President
Earned the CFA charter in 2012
IHS Markit Japan GK
Assistant Vice President, Portfolio Valuation
Earned the CFA charter in 2016
Global Asset Management Firm
Equity Research Associate
Earned the CFA charter in 2017

What is CFA Charter?


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.