Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)


The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is one of the more frequently sought after designations for investment professionals. However, becoming a CFA charter holder is not for the faint-hearted nor the uninterested. The journey to becoming a CFA charter holder is exciting, and it tests not only your knowledge of the subject, but also your endurance, diligence and will.

According to the CFA Institute, the current program is best described as a self-study, distance-learning program that takes a generalist approach to investment analysis, valuation and portfolio management, and emphasizes the highest ethical and professional standards.

The CFA program consists of three exams: CFA Level 1CFA Level 2 and CFA Level 3. As a CFA candidate, you are required to pass each of these exams and you must meet certain work requirements as set out by the CFA Institute.