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Mission
To lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.
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Shaping an investment industry that serves the greater good. http://cfa.is/TGxufK
Company Overview
CFA Institute is a global community of more than 145,000 investment professionals working to build an investment industry where investors’ interests come first,... financial markets function at their best, and economies grow. We believe this starts with training investment professionals to the highest educational and professional standards but we also know that it can only function at its best when all market participants are well informed. See More
General Information
- CFA Institute began when associations of security analysts in numerous North American cities joined together in an effort to formally professionalize the inve...stment analysis and management profession and bring a higher standard of education and ethics

- Our more than 145,000 current members are held to a rigorous Code and Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice and they agree to adhere to them on an annual basis

- We provide a wide range of educational and career resources to our members to keep them up to speed and help them be leaders in the profession, including academic research, topical events, regional events, and exclusive job listings

- Our network of investment experts provide thought leadership and commentary, conduct research, and advocate for strong and fair financial markets

- We provide educational resources for the media and general investing public, including investor education tools, newsletter and blogs about topics affecting us all

- We work on both the global and local levels with offices around the world and through our 147 CFA Societies.
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Products
CFA Program, CIPM Program, Claritas, Financial Analysts Journal, CFA Institute Magazine, Conference Proceedings Quarterly, CFA Digest
STORY
The global financial industry can be an extraordinary force for good, helping to solve problems, ensure the well-being of nations, and achieve the goals of society. But there is much work to be done to shape a more trustworthy, forward-thinking financial industry for future generations. The time has come for an ambitious reinvention of the system, but we need your help. We all have a role to play ...in the future of finance. At CFA Institute, we believe shaping fair and effective financial markets starts with training investment professionals to the highest educational and professional standards. But we also know that markets only function at their best when all market participants are well informed and engaged. That’s why CFA Institute and our global community of members, local societies, and regulatory, academic, and institutional partners are working to build a stronger, more accountable investment industry on many fronts. In addition to developing and offering the globally respected CFA and CIPM credentials and the Claritas Investment Certificate, we develop and promote professional standards like the Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct and the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) that help guide individuals and firms around the world to act with competence and integrity and help to shape a stronger, more accountable investment industry. See More