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Governance

CFA Institute, a 501(c)6 organization incorporated in the state of Virginia, and its Board of Governors are committed to upholding a high standard of governance in the US not-for-profit sector and aspire to align the organization’s public disclosure practices with US public company standards wherever practical and reasonable. We believe a philosophy of candor and transparency is the key to facilitating a relationship of trust with our constituents and the public at large.

This page, along with the Annual Reports and 990s, will provide you with ease of access to our disclosure documents and insight into our corporate governance practices and policies. If you have any questions or want more information, please email our Corporate Secretary at governance@cfainstitute.org.

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Leadership

Learn more about the CFA Institute Board of Governors and Leadership Team on our Leadership page.

FY2023 Board of Governor Application Process

The current application window for the three-year term, beginning 1 September 2022, is now soliciting for new candidate recommendations. The Nominating Committee welcomes application forms to be submitted prior to 31 October 2021. If you, or someone you know, meets one or more of the below criteria please encourage them complete the Governor Application Form

If you would like to nominate an individual for the CFA Institute Board of Governors, please submit their name and email address to roman.mcachren@cfainstitute.org.

Past Chairs of CFA Institute

View the list of individuals who have previously served as the Chair of the CFA Institute Board of Governors on the Past Chairs of CFA Institute page.

Annual Reports and 990s

Learn more about CFA Institute by visiting our Annual Reports and 990s page.

Annual Meeting of Members

Meeting Recording

The FY2021 Annual Meeting of Members was successfully held on 15 July 2021. You can find the full recording here.

Following the FY2021 Annual Meeting of Members, the CFA Institute Board of Governors and Leadership Team provided a Q&A report with answers to questions unable to be addressed during the live recording. Please find the full report here

FY2022 Board of Governors

The membership elected the following officers and governors at the 15 July 2021 Annual Meeting of Members:

Officers: (term length: 1 September 2021 – 31 August 2022)

  • Chair: Mark Lazberger, CFA
  • Vice Chair: Tricia Rothschild, CFA

Governors: (term length: 1 September 2021 – 31 August 2024)

  • Alexander Birkin
  • Dan Fasciano, CFA
  • Joanne Hill, PhD
  • Heinz Hockmann, PhD
  • Punita Kumar-Sinha, PhD, CFA
  • Geoffrey Ng, CFA

Proxy Statements

Corporate Governance

Board Committees

The Board of Governors serves in a variety of roles critical to the governance of CFA Institute and utilizes the following committees to assist with the fulfillment of its oversight functions.

Committees & Councils

Beyond the Board Committees, there are many other ways our members serve the profession, participation on the governing bodies that direct key initiatives at CFA Institute is an essential contribution.

See Committees & Councils

CFA Institute Policies