CFA Full Form

What is the full form of CFA?

The full form of CFA is the Chartered Financial Analyst. It is a nationally recognised professional certification offered by the CFA Institute to assess and credential the expertise and integrity of financial experts as an international, non-profit professional association. It is one of the most valued-after career opportunities for investment professionals, regarded a gold standard in the area of investment research, and a globally renowned distinction in finance.

Eligibility criteria to become CFA

An individual to become a CFA, then he is supposed to complete all 3 levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst Exam held by CFA institute that is level I, II, & III. Three levels of the CFA course should be completed and the time is about 1.5 years. After finishing the course, the students will receive the CFA certificate. Excluding level I, the three exams are held once a year in June, as it could also be conducted in December. The candidate who wishes to become a CFA must have the necessary qualifications which are,

  • Candidates who wish to take the course should have a Bachelor’s degree or must be in their bachelor’s degree curriculum’s last year.
  • The applicant must have a minimum of four years of relevant job experience.
  • The applicant should have a blend of a total of 4 years of professional experience & education.

Work Profiles for CFA

The requirement of CFA in India has been increased by globalisation and industrialisation. Today, a CFA has a plenty of career opportunities in different sectors.

  • Capital Markets
  • Quantitative analytics
  • Trading
  • Risk Management
  • Management of Assets
  • Investment banking M&A
  • Wealth Management
  • Corporate Banking Company

Famous CFA institutes or colleges in India

  • CFA Institutes (Chartered Finance Analyst Institute), Mumbai
  • IIBMs (Indian Institute of Business Management and Studies), Mumbai
  • Narayan Institute, Gujarat
  • MIFM (Mansukh Institute of Financial Markets), New Delhi
  • CIIMS Raipur (Central India Institute of Management Studies), Chhattisgarh


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