What is CFA Designation?
Chartered Financial Analyst© (CFA) credential, the most respected and recognized investment management designation in the world. It provides a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills that will give you a career advantage. Completing the CFA program shows employers and clients you have mastered a broad range of practical portfolio management and advanced investment analysis skills. It is accredited by CFAI (USA).
CFA Institute seeks to set professional standards for investment management practitioners and broadly engage other finance professionals through their interest and interactions with the investment management industry.
- Bachelor's or equivalent degree (or be in the final year of bachelor's degree program).
- 4 Years of professional work experience.
- A combination of professional work and university experience that totals at least 4 years.
How does the CFA Program compare with an MBA program or CA?
|Duration||Min 1.5- 2 Yrs||2 Years (Regular, Full Time)||Min 4 - 4.5 Yrs|
|Avg Cost (Exam & Tuition fees)||1.75 - 2 Lakhs||4 - 5 Lakhs||1.5 - 2 Lakhs|
|Internship/Article ship||No||Summer Internship||3 Years|
|Eligibility||Final Year Graduation||Graduation||12th|
|Work while study||Yes||No||No|
Topic Area Weights
|Topic Area||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3|
|Ethical and Professional Standards||15||10-15||10-15|
|Financial Reporting and Analysis||20||15-20||0|
|Portfolio Management and Wealth Planning||7||5-10||4-55|
|CFA Fixed Fees|
|Registration Fees||Level 1 / Level 2 / Level 3|
Note: All values should be accepted in Indian Rupees at current rate of US Dollar.
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