CFA Society Washington, DC (CFAW) is the leading association for investment professionals in the National Capital region. Founded in 1953 as the Washington Society of Investment Analysts, today's society consists of over 2,100 financial professionals in a variety of positions including portfolio managers, analysts, trust officers, and consultants, as well as pension, endowment and foundation fund executives.
Our mission is to advance members' professional success and facilitate a vibrant, engaged community. We are committed to the highest standards of investment ethics, education, and professional excellence. We hope you will join us!
Our members are employed by major corporations, associations, unions, federal, state and local government agencies, financial regulators, academic institutions, investment managers, insurance companies, broker/dealers, consultants and more. In the diverse and growing Washington, DC investment community, our society plays a vital role in supporting the community – from advocating the highest ethical practices to promoting career opportunities.
The Society hosts numerous educational luncheons, networking events, webinars, and opportunities to get involved at all levels. We additionally sponsor local classes to prepare candidates studying for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam, a prerequisite to earning the CFA designation. The CFA designation is awarded by CFA Institute and proudly earned by the majority of our members.