CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) The CFA Institute is an international organization that serves investment management professionals with educational, ethical and certification programs. Formerly known as the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR), the CFA Institute is comprised of more than 70,000 members who hold the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation or are otherwise bound by its rules. Its primary mandate is to specify and maintain a high standard for the investment industry. The Institute also has the Investment Foundations Program, which covers the essentials of investment roles, finance and ethics. The self-study program is designed to benefit people who work for or in investment and financial services companies, such as sales and marketing professionals, human resources, or information technology professionals. To achieve the financial designation, one has to pass every test by obtain at least 70% of the score of the top 1% scorers of that test and then accumulates at least 4-year qualified employment history. Structure The CFA level 1 test involves all fundamental blocks of finance; level 2 test tilts more heavily towards quantitative methods employed in the financial industry; level 3 test incorporates more comprehensive and practical contents. Value Delivered The biggest value provided by this financial credential lies in its comprehensiveness.   Read more…