Earning this charter required a dedicated effort over a minimum of three years to pass three six-hour examinations covering a globally relevant Body of Knowledge set by an international council of investment industry leaders. A successful candidate also must have met the professional work experience requirements and adhere to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standard of Professional Conduct.
The Chartered Financial Analyst designation is recognized around the globe. To ensure the highest standards consistently throughout the world, CFA Institute administers identical CFA examinations simultaneously worldwide and then grades them centrally to ensure uniformity. Mr. Ground joins a dedicated group of CFA charter holders from 130 countries who have all mastered the identical curriculum, passed the same rigorous examinations, and who have been measured against a single, uniform standard of excellence, no matter where in the world they practice... And to remain a member in good standing, they will al sign an annual professional conduct statement, supporting our mission to lead the investment professional globally by setting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence. Each charterholder, through membership in CFA Institute, also gains access to a wealth of professional development opportunities.