CFA Society South Africa

A Member of the CFA Institute Global Network of Societies

Information Sessions:

12 February 2019 - Cape Town  - click to register 

20 February 2019 - Johannesburg - click to register

9 March 2019 - Zimbabwe - click to register 


CFA Programme Fact sheet - click here​​​

 About the Curriculum

CFA Society South Africa is an affiliate of CFA Institute (USA). In our mission to promote global-best-practice, CFA Society South Africa supports the CFA Code of Conduct & Standards of Practice and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) programme.

CFA Curriculum:

    • 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.


Exams Offered:

  • Level I Exam (June or December)
  • Level II Exam (June)
  • Level III Exam (June)


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