Chartered Financial Analyst
What is Chartered Financial Analyst ?
If you’re interested in portfolio management, investment research, advisory services, or investment banking, this may be the right career for you. The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program is a globally recognized standard for measuring the competence and integrity of financial analysts. The examination measures your ability to apply the fundamental knowledge of investment principles at a professional level. One of the objectives is to deepen insights into practical applications of financial analysis in a dynamic business environment.
The core body of knowledge of the CFA Programme includes current and evolving concepts, techniques and applications, and also providing the flavour of the frontiers of knowledge. The CFA Programme has five focus areas:
Financial Markets, Analysis and Valuation, Portfolio Management, Mutual and other Funds and Code of Ethics.
Financial analysts enjoy the challenge of helping firms or people make financial decisions. They are responsible for financial modeling, budgeting, forecasting, supporting the launch of new initiatives and taking a leadership role in defining new financial and operational processes. Financial analysts may have to travel frequently to visit companies and talk to potential investors, and deal with deadline pressure.