The CFA® Charter was first awarded in 1963. It is often referred to as the gold standard of professional credentials within the global investment community. Employers and investors associate the CFA designation with competence and integrity in the fields of portfolio management and investment analysis.
No credential is as widely regarded in the global financial industry for its rigorous focus on current investment knowledge, analytical skill, and ethical standards as the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. With more than 100,000 CFA charterholders in over 135 countries and territories and an increasing demand worldwide for the CFA Program, the charter has become the global professional investment credential.
For more information about the CFA designation and how it can benefit your career, here are some helpful links -- which take you to the website of CFA Institute.