CFA Institute

915 East High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

About CFA Institute

The CFA Institute is a global beacon for excellence in the investment management profession, renowned for offering the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, a symbol of professional excellence and integrity. With a curriculum covering ten topic areas that provide hands-on practical skills, the CFA Program is designed to equip candidates with extensive financial knowledge and a strong ethical foundation, demanding over 4,000 hours of work experience to complete. Recognized in 162 markets globally, the CFA charter is considered the gold standard of investment credentials, enabling professionals to gain global recognition and join the ranks of over 190,000 active charterholders influencing the financial landscape around the world. Beyond certification, the CFA Institute advances the investment industry through thought leadership, including award-winning research on macroeconomic exposures in equity portfolios and policy recommendations for financial influencer content on social media. It also addresses the growing demand for sustainability in investing with its Certificate in ESG Investing, preparing professionals to integrate environmental, social, and governance factors into investment decisions.