The CFA programme, administered by CFA Institute, located at
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, and having worldwide centres, is a
graduate-level study and examination programme intended to expand your
working knowledge and skills relating to investment decision-making.
While most graduate school programmes cover a broad range of topics, the
CFA programme focuses specifically on investment knowledge, and the
self-study format allows you to continue working full time as you
progress towards earning the CFA charter. Successful completion of the
programme and its requirements will earn you the CFA designation.
Candidates for the CFA programme include students entering the
investment field, professionals increasing their expertise and
marketability, and people making a career change into the investment
profession from other disciplines. Over 90,000 investment professionals
globally, have achieved the charter holder status to date. The programme
is known for benefits, such as -
- Global Recognition : With
a six-decade history of maintaining rigorous focus on globally relevant
investment knowledge, the CFA programme is the most widely known and
respected investment credential in the world.
- Career Advantage :
Employers recognize the CFA charter as the definitive standard by which
to measure the competence, integrity, and dedication of serious
investment professionals. It is a platform to elevate yourself above
the rest at every stage of your career.
- Practical Skills :The
curriculum focuses on the practical knowledge and current real-world
skills necessary in the global investment management profession. These
skills are immediately useful while on the job.
- Value in Community :
Earning the CFA charter places you in the company of an elite group of
about 90,000 respected investment professionals. Access to their
collective expertise, networks, and resources is an invaluable asset.
- Portable reputation :
Remains as a mark of quality, whether you change your company or move
to another country. It provides instant access to a global network of
- Value for Individual :
Equips you with practical and fundamental knowledge needed for a wide
variety of career choices in the investment profession. It enhances
your career by demonstrating your commitment to knowledge and high
ethical standards to clients and employers alike.
- Value for Employers :
Candidates possess extensive knowledge in investment topics outside
their own specializations. Additionally, because the CFA Program's
rigorous curriculum emphasizes principles common to every market, it
makes them extremely credible, praiseworthy and supported by the
investment community at large.