Administered by the CFA Institute, the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Program is a graduate-level, self-study curriculum and examination program for investment specialists.
The CFA designation is a mark of distinction that is globally recognized by employers, investment professionals, and investors as the definitive standard – the gold standard – by which to measure serious investment professionals.
Ask a manager at any investment firm what they look for when hiring investment professionals and they’re likely to mention three characteristics: competence, integrity, and passion. These qualities are notoriously difficult to measure, which is why having the letters “CFA” behind your name will provide you with a competitive advantage at every stage of your career.
To earn the CFA charter, you must successfully pass through the CFA Program, a global graduate level self-study program that combines a broad based curriculum with professional conduct requirements to prepare you for a wide range of investment specialties.
The program’s breadth and depth builds a fundamental knowledge of global investment principles that apply in every market all over the world.