CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, promotes the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence in the investment management industry. Every day 165,000 CFA® charterholders in 163 countries and regions show their investors, their firms, and society that they measure up to the highest standards of ethics and professional conduct.
Hear CFA charterholders from all over the world talk about the values and purpose they share.
When we make investing more transparent and client-focused, our society will reap the benefits. At CFA Institute, we advocate for business models based on outcomes that are good for investors, not just outcomes that are good for us.
Diversification is a hallmark of an effective investment strategy but, too often, the investing profession fails to apply that approach to building our teams. Through our Women in Investment Management initiative, scholarship programs, and other efforts, CFA Institute advocates for diversity in our industry. Let’s stop talking about diversity and actually be more diverse.
When you work with a CFA® charterholder, you’re placing your trust in someone who has proven themselves by dedicating on average 1,000 hours of intense study to pass one of the most rigorous series of exams in the financial industry. Someone dedicated to putting their clients' needs above their own. Someone who measures up.