Why the Investment Foundations Program?Empower yourself with a practical introduction to complex financial markets and investment management

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How the CFA Institute Investment Foundations Program Benefits Individuals


Gain the knowledge to collaborate effectively with investment management professionals worldwide and raise your professional competence.


Learn how your role fits within the complex global industry so you can contribute meaningfully to conversations and decisions.


Acquire a common understanding of industry structure and vocabulary, regardless of your role or geographic location.


Study with our easy to use materials and take the test anytime within six months of registering. Many employers pay for program fees.

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How the Investment Foundations Program Benefits Employers

Make your workforce more productive.

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Compare Our Programs

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How Much Does the Program Cost?

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Investment Foundations Course of Study

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