CFA Institute is a global association of investment professionals that traces its lineage back to the establishment of the Financial Analysts Federation (FAF) in 1947.
Leadership of the FAF established an independent organization — the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts (ICFA) — to administer the CFA credentialing program in 1959; and the ICFA administered the first CFA exams in 1963. Later, the FAF and the ICFA merged to become the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR). In 2004, AIMR changed its name to CFA Institute.
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CFA Institute Awards
The Awards Committee of the CFA Institute Board of Governors is tasked with the great honor of recognizing individuals in the CFA Institute community for their exemplary leadership, service, and commitment to ethics and standards.
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