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CFA Charter is one of the highest distinctions in the investment management profession. As a CFA charterholder, you will have the knowledge and the skills to thrive in the competitive investing industry and gives you expertise and real-world skills in investment analysis. Join more than 170,000 professionals who have been recognized globally for their commitment to ethics and professionalism.

What Is a CFA Charter?
A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charter is a designation given to those who have completed the CFA® Program and completed acceptable work experience requirements.

The CFA Program is a three-part exam that tests the fundamentals of investment tools, valuing assets, portfolio management, and wealth planning. The CFA Program is typically completed by those with backgrounds in finance, accounting, economics, or business. CFA charterholders earn the right to use the CFA designation after program completion, application, and acceptance by CFA Institute. CFA charterholders are qualified to work in senior and executive positions in investment management, risk management, asset management, and more.

Why the CFA Program Is Right for You
As an aspiring or practicing investment professional, you need the knowledge and skills to thrive in a highly competitive industry. The CFA Program is designed to equip you with the kind of expertise and real-world skills in investment analysis that will help you advance your career. Whether you are a practicing investment professional, a student, switching careers or looking to start a career in this field, the CFA Program offers a way to move forward and achieve your professional goals.

CFA Program Benefits
Demonstrating Your Expansive Knowledge and Skills:
Designed with your future in mind, the CFA Program provides a strong foundation in advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills. Ongoing input from industry experts ensures that the curriculum remains relevant and prepares charterholders to enter today’s market.

Relevant in a Variety of Career Paths:
CFA charterholders occupy a range of investment decision-making roles, typically as a research analyst or portfolio manager. CFA charterholders go on to enjoy lifelong careers in asset and wealth management, investment banking, commercial banking, and consulting, alongside a diverse range of career paths in and outside the industry.

Value in an Evolving Industry:
As a globally recognized credential in the investment management profession, earning the CFA charter demonstrates to employers that you have the knowledge and commitment to thrive in today’s complex and evolving investment industry. The CFA® designation is a mark of distinction, and investment firms know it represents a higher standard.

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 About the Curriculum

CFA Curriculum Overview:

  • Self-study, distance learning
  • Rigorous curriculum
  • Broad range of topics
  • Highest ethical standards
  • 18 study sessions delivered in CFA Institute produced custom curriculum.
  • Learning outcome statements (LOS): "The candidate should be able to…"
  • Each LOS indicate type of learning expected: "discuss, calculate, contrast"
  • CFA Institute updates the curriculum each year
  • mastering LOS is a proven study approach.

 

What will you learn?
The curriculum is organized into 10 general topic areas that provide a framework for making investment decisions

  • Ethical and Professional Standards
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Economics
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Corporate Finance
  • Equity Investments
  • Fixed-Income Investments
  • Derivatives
  • Alternative Investments
  • Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning