CFA

The CFA® Charter is A globally recognized, graduate-level investment Credential. Earning it demonstrates a commitment to professional ethics and expertise with the broad range of skills needed for competitive careers in the investment. To earn the CFA charter you

Having the right employees in place is key to ensuring success. As the global marketplace becomes increasingly competitive, employers are using the CFA charter to identify the most qualified job applicants and the most committed employees.

The building blocks of the CFA charter are firmly grounded in the CFA Program curriculum, a comprehensive framework of concepts that CFA charterholders will use at all stages of their careers and in many areas of specialization. The curriculum evolves each year to include new tools, ideas, and concepts that reflect the dynamic and complex nature of the global finance profession.

The custom curriculum is based on an extensive and ongoing global practice-analysis process that relies on input, discussions, surveys, and reviews from thousands of active practitioners and CFA charterholders.

Charterholders stand out from the crowd because they have demonstrated that they have tenacity and are able to go through a rigorous program and study hard: it shows a certain type of personality that definitely performs well.

Topic Area Level I Level II Level III
Ethical and Professional Standards 15 10-15 10-15
Quantitative Methods 12 5-10 0
Economics 10 5-10 5-15
Financial Reporting and Analysis 20 15-20 0
Corporate Finance 7 5-15 0
Equity Investments 10 15-25 5-15
Fixed Income 10 10-20 10-20
Derivatives 5 5-15 5-15
Alternative Investments 4 5-10 5-15
Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning 7 5-10 40-55
Total 100 100 100

Note: These weights (updated July 2014) are intended to guide the curriculum and exam development processes. Actual exam weights may vary slightly from year to year. Please note that some topics are combined for testing purposes.

If you are ready to earn the most respected investment credential in the world, then enroll in the CFA Program and register for the Level I exam today

Having the right employees in place is key to ensuring success. As the global marketplace becomes increasingly competitive, employers are using the CFA charter to identify the most qualified job applicants and the most committed employees.

The building blocks of the CFA charter are firmly grounded in the CFA Program curriculum, a comprehensive framework of concepts that CFA charterholders will use at all stages of their careers and in many areas of specialization. The curriculum evolves each year to include

new tools, ideas, and concepts that reflect the dynamic and complex nature of the global finance profession.

The custom curriculum is based on an extensive and ongoing global practice-analysis process that relies on input, discussions, surveys, and reviews from thousands of active practitioners and CFA charterholders.

Charterholders stand out from the crowd because they have demonstrated that they have tenacity and are able to go through a rigorous program and study hard: it shows a certain type of personality that definitely performs well.

Peter Jakobus, CFA
Senior Manager
Ernst & Young
Frankfurt, GERMANY

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