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.