The CFA Institute based in the United States offers the Chartered Financial Analyst program to finance and investment professionals.
The CFA program helps in integrating theoretical, ethical and professional standards with the industry practice. For professionals with investment and finance backgrounds, the program builds a strong foundation in investment analysis and portfolio management. CFA certification enables you to be regarded as an expert in the world of finance. Companies are always on the lookout for people who are infused with asset-management skills, can formulate investment strategies and perform investment analysis. A combination of CFA certification and related work experience can help expedite your career progress.
The CFA program requires candidates to:
- Bachelor’s degree (final year students are eligible) or
- Professional work experience of at least 4 years
Indian candidates from the following fields/industries are eligible:
- MBA students or aspirants
- Com or M. Com students
- CA aspirants
- IT professionals
The curriculum is an advanced level induction into investment principles.
A candidate has to take three sequential exams: Level I, Level II, and Level III in order to earn the CFA charter.
Candidates have a minimum of two years to clear the three exams.
- Hands-on knowledge and competency in the investment industry
- Professional credibility
- Recognition at the global level
CFA Career Opportunities
CFA professionals can find career opportunities around the world. They have multiple avenues to choose from and can work as:
- Private bankers
- Financial advisors
- Relationship managers
- Portfolio managers
- Financial strategists
- Fund managers
Professionals with an MBA or a CA qualification can find opportunities in investment banking.
A CFA qualification certainly boosts salary for professionals than their uncertified peers.
At an entry level, the CFA charterholder can make about INR 4 lakh annually.
Within 7-8 years, the annual income could be as high as INR 12 lakh.
Charterholders with more than 10 years of experience can make over INR 19 lakh.
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