Administered by CFA Institute, the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Program is
a graduate-level, self-study curriculum and examination program for investment specialists.
Established in 1962, the CFA Program sets the global standard for investment knowledge,
standards, and ethics. Earning the credential can serve as a passport to entry or
within the investment profession around the world. The designation tells
clients, employers, and colleagues that the charterholder has mastered a rigorous
curriculum covering a broad range of investment topics and that he or she is committed
to the highest ethical standards in the profession.
Our society encourages its members to earn the CFA charter and supports candidates by sponsoring CFA exam study groups and other programs. Many of our members hold
the esteemed CFA designation.