A strict code of ethics and professional standards.
A Charterholder not only has a technical knowledge to make investment decision but also adopt and is held to the highest ethical standards. Once an investment professional obtains the charter, this individual also makes an annual commitment to uphold and abide by a strict professional code of conducts and ethical standards.
Global best practices and real-world experience.
The CFA Program curriculum is based on an extensive and ongoing global practices analysis process, which ensures that the program stays current and relevant in relation to the ever changing dynamics of global professional's investment practices.
The practices analysis relies on discussions, survey, and reviews from thousands of active practitioners (including charterholder and non charterholders) and employers. CFA Institute member volunteers and professional staff develop and update the curriculum and construct the exams annually, which result is one of the most comprehensive and difficult series of qualifying test in the world for any professional designation. In fact, regulatory bodies in 19 countries recognize the CFA designation as a proxy for meeting certain licensing requirement within their jurisdictions.
Breadth of Knowledge and expertise
A comprehensive, global view and up-to-date practical skill give these investment professionals the tools and deep understanding necessary to effectively analyze the risk and reward of a variety of investment types, enabling them to address a client's specific investment needs. Whether they manage investments in Karachi, New Delhi, Hong Kong London, or New York, CFA's have mastered the Global Body of Investment Knowledge (GBIK). And because practicing CFA charterholders from around the world are involved in the ongoing evolution of the GIBK, this standardized, consistent, and globally relevant knowledge base is focused squarely on practitioners.