Credentials and Certifications
chartered Financial analyst (CFA)
A Chartered Financial Analyst is a globally-recognized professional distinction given by the CFA Institute, that measures and certifies the competence and integrity of financial analysts. CFA holders are required to have four years of professional work experience, as well as having passed all three levels of exams. The average completion rate of all three test levels since 1963 is only 15.5%. Passing the CFA Program exams requires strong discipline and an extensive amount of studying. The CFA charter is one of the most respected designations in finance and is widely considered to be the gold standard in the field of investment analysis.
The graduate-level exams cover the following subjects:
Ethical and Professional Standards
Financial Reporting and Analysis
Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning