The CFA Institute mission is to
“…lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.”
The Institute has a number of credentialing programs, such as the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA); this is the hiring standard for 31,000 investment firms worldwide.
“CFA” is an important designation for financial analysts and other professionals: Companies at the top ranks in hiring credentialed CFAs include: JPMorgan Chase; Bank of America; Merrill Lynch; UBS; RBC; HSBC; Wells Fargo; Credit Suisse; Morgan Stanley; Smith Barney; BlackRock; and, Citigroup.
There are three CFA levels – Investment Tools; Asset Valuation; Portfolio Management.
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