CFA Institute is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing and promoting the highest educational, ethical, and professional standards in the investment industry.
World economies and markets depend on widespread trust. This responsibility – the trust bestowed on investment professionals – informs the core of the CFA Institute organizational mission: “To lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.”
Professionalism at Every Level
The CFA designation is a mark of distinction that is globally recognized by employers, investment professionals, and investors. In addition to a pledge to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professional conduct, CFA charterholders have demonstrated a mastery of the analytic skills most needed in today’s fast-evolving and competitive workplace.
Recruit Top Talent
Use JobLine for exclusive global access to CFA members and charterholders, and connect with some of the brightest students of finance and business through the CFA Institute Program Partners and the Research Challenge.
Promote Professional Excellence
Continuing education is essential to staying competitive in the ever-evolving financial industry. CFA Institute can help you support employee development with our professional education and ethics training programs.
Adhere to Best Practices in Performance Measurement
Enable your firm to compete internationally by complying with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS). Recognized in financial markets around the world, compliance with GIPS will help build an environment of credibility and trust at your firm.
The Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) program provides external, independent recognition of the high level of skill and expertise required in investment performance analysis and presentation.