The CFA Charter is one of the most respected designations in finance and is considered the gold standard in investment analysis.
To become a certificate holder, candidates must pass three challenging exams, hold a bachelor’s degree, and have at least four years of relevant professional experience. Passing the CFA exams requires strict discipline and extensive study.
There are more than 160,000 CFA cardholders worldwide in 164 countries and regions.
The designation is issued by the CFA Institute, which has nine offices worldwide and 156 local member societies.