What is the full form of CFA?
The full form of CFA is Chartered Financial Analyst. CFA is an internationally recognized postgraduate professional certification issued by the US-based CFA institute to professionals of investment and finance. It is the highest level of global recognition of finance-related qualifications.
A wide range of subjects relating to statics, advanced investment analysis, security analysis, statics, fixed income, economics, financial analysis, corporate finance, alternative investments, and portfolio management, probability theory, etc. are covered in this program.
Eligibility criteria for CFA
A candidate needs to fulfill the following criteria to become a CFA:
- Should have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), or should be in the final year of a bachelor’s degree.
- Need to pass all 3 levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst Exam conducted by CFA Institute.
- Should have 4,000 hours of qualified work experience in minimum 3 years as accepted by the CFA Institute.
- Need to become a member of the CFA Institute.
- The applicant should have a mix of a total 4 years of professional experience and education.
After finishing the course, the student will be granted the CFA certificate.
Work profiles for CFA
Because of globalization and industrialization, the requirement for CFAs has been increasing in India. Here are some of the top career opportunities in different sectors in India for a CFA:
- Investment banking M&A
- Corporate Banking Company
- Wealth management
- Management of Assets
- Quantitative analytics
- Capital Markets
- Risk Management
Recommended CFA institutes in India
- IIBMS (Indian Institute of Business Management and Studies), Mumbai
- CFA Institute (Chartered Finance Analyst Institute), Mumbai
- MIFM (Mansukh Institute of Financial Markets), New Delhi
- Narayan Institute, Gujarat
- CIIMS Raipur (Central India Institute of Management Studies), Chhattisgarh
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