What is the Certified Financial Analyst credential?
The CFA designation is a qualification for finance and investment professionals, particularly in the fields of investment management and financial analysis of stocks, bonds and their derivative assets. The program focuses on portfolio management and financial analysis, and provides a general knowledge of other areas of finance.
Is CFA right for you?
CFA is suitable for professionals who work as:
- Financial analysts
- Securities analysts
- Research analysts
- Equity analysts
- Investment analysts
- portfolio managers
- senior managers
- research directors
- portfolio strategists
- Investment bankers
- Investment advisors
- 12 percent of charterholders are CEOs, chairpersons, principals, CIOs, and CFOs
What will you learn?
- Ethical and Professional Standards
- Quantitative Methods (such as the time value of money, and statistical inference)
- Financial Reporting and Analysis
- Corporate Finance
- Analysis of Investments (stocks, bonds, derivatives, venture capital, real estate, etc.)
- Portfolio Management and Analysis (asset allocation, portfolio risk, performance measurement, etc.)
Following this course you will gain expertise in the following areas of knowledge:
- Tools and concepts that apply to investment evaluation and portfolio management
- Basic concepts regarding securities and markets
- Asset valuation
- Industry and company analysis
- Management of institutional and individual portfolios
- Management of specific asset class portfolios
- CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct
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