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CFA Certification

What Is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)?

A chartered financial analyst (CFA) is a globally-recognized competent designation given by the CFA Institute, (formerly the AIMR (Association for Investment Management and Research)), that estimates and certifies the competence and integrity of financial analysts. The CFA charter is one of the most reputable designations in finance and is widely considered to be the gold standard in the field of investment analysis. To become a charter holder, candidates must pass three-level exams, have a bachelor’s degree and have at least four years of relevant professRRonal experience. Pas sing the CFA Programme exams requires strong domain and a substantial amount of studying. There are more than 160,000 CFA charter holders worldwide in 164 countries and regions. The nomination is handed out by the CFA Institute, which has nine offices worldwide and 156 local member societies. Candidates take an average of 4 years to finish off the entire program.

Who is Financial Analyst?

A financial analyst is competent, undertaking financial analysis for exterior or interior clients as a core trait of the job. The role may precisely be titled securities analyst, rresearch analyst undertakes investment analyst or rating analyst. The job title is a broad one in banking, and industry more generally, various other analyst roles cover financial management and (credit) risk management, as opposed to focusing on investments and valuation; these are also discussed in this article. Currently, there are more than 170,000 CFA charter holders worldwide in 164 countries.

Exam Curriculum and Fees Structure

The CFA certification is offered internationally across the globe to the competitors passing all the 3 levels of examination through appointed examination centres globally:


Enrolment fees:

The CFA certification is offered internationally across the globe to the competitors passing all the 3 levels of examination through appointed examination centres globally:

CFA exam registration fees:

There are 2 types of CFA exam registration fees:

  • 1. early fee of $700 in 2022.
  • 2. standard fee of $1000 in 2022.

They are the same for all 3 levels of CFA exam. the

$250 of CFA Exam Rescheduling Fee: This is a new fee introduced for computer-based CFA exams (CBT) (all levels). Its purpose is to make the rescheduling of your CFA exam appointment possible even after the registration and scheduling periods for your exam have been closed.

In India, Total expenditure of the CFP along with tuition fee is INR 50,000 to INR 60000, The CFA Program expenditure is between INR2 lakh to INR 2.2lakh.

CFA Job Roles and Responsibilities:

CFA charter holders are furnished with mastery to work at senior and executive roles in

  • Financial Analyst
  • Finance Manager
  • Equity Research Associate
  • Chartered Financial Analysis
  • Research Analysts
  • Credit Analyst
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Associate in investment banking
  • Vice President in finance
  • Equity Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Senior analyst, Finance
  • Investment banker

Total Compensation and CFA Salary Guide:

Compensation for CFA charter holders naturally consists of a combination of base salary, performance-based bonuses, and some type of equity or profit-sharing. Charter holders can have salaries that are quite high, relative to other specialists in the finance industry. The following provides a general CFA salary guide.

CFA charter holders with 0 to 5 years experience reap from $50,000 to upward of $253,000 a year. Those with minor experience make on the lower end, while those with two to four years of experience fall in the middle.

Top Recruitment firms of CFA Charter holders:
  • TATA company
  • Deloitte
  • Aditya Sun Life
  • SBI Banks
  • Reliance Industries
  • Bharti Airtel
  • ICICI Bank
  • Hindustan Unilever Ltd
  • ITC
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • HSBC
  • Bank of America
  • Merrill Lynch
  • UBS
  • Ernst & Young
  • RBC
  • Citigroup
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Wells Fargo

Benefits of CFA Certification:

It strengthens your finance career way.

It equips you with graduate level proficiency in finance.

Global recognition and designation.

CFA commands higher salary and compensation package, on aggregate.