A Difference That Matters™

CFA Institute is committed to raising the standards of the investment management industry.

Why It Matters

We speak a language everyone understands: excellence.

The CFA credential is one of the most recognized investment management designations in the world, but that’s only part of the story. Working with CFA Institute shows a commitment to unparalleled financial knowledge and higher standards of integrity and credibility.

This is the place institutional leaders come to make their firms stronger. It’s where investment managers commit themselves to standing out from the crowd. It’s where the industry turns for a defined Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. It’s where industry leaders come together and encourage greater diversity in the investment management profession.

CFA Institute is more than a designation. It partners with institutions, helping them deliver better outcomes for their clients and a better way forward for the industry.

It’s A Difference That Matters.™

The Highest Global Standard

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The CFA Program

Only the most dedicated complete a program that requires 1,000 hours of intense study, three 6-hour exams and four years of work experience.

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Hire a CFA Charterholder

Working with a CFA charterholder shows that your company values a higher level of expertise and integrity in the investment management profession.

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Talent Development

Maximize the return on your firm’s talent with a portfolio of programs designed for front- and back-office professionals.

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The Strength of Diversity

CFA Institute believes that a more diverse team is a stronger team, so we developed the Women in Investment Management program.

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Defining the Difference

Hear from CFA Charterholders

"Employers start to recognize you as a person with a code of conduct who adheres to the highest ethical standards."

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