CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets
the standard for professional excellence. We are a champion for ethical behavior
in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community.
CFA Institute Facts and Statistics (PDF)
CFA Program Statistics
The CFA Charter is a globally recognized, graduate-level investment credential. Earning it demonstrates a commitment to professional ethics and expertise with the broad range of skills needed for competitive careers in the investment profession. To earn the CFA Charter, one must complete the CFA Program. Over 219,000 exam registrations among aspiring charterholders were received in FY12.
CFA Designation Facts (PDF)
CFA Institute Membership Statistics
CFA Institute has over 110,000 members in more than 130 countries and territories. 91% of members are CFA charterholders.
Top Employers Globally
This graphic shows the top ten employers of CFA charterholders and candidates globally.
Companies are ranked by their combined total of total candidates and CFA charterholders.
Top ten companies include JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC, UBS, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, RBC and Goldman Sachs.
*CFA Program statistics are based on FY2012 candidates (candidates registered for the December 2011 or June 2012 exam). CFA Institute Member statistics are from September 2011.
**Top employer data is self-reported and not verified by CFA Institute. Counts are approximate based on data from September 2011 (charterholders) and June 2011 CFA Program candidates.