Good Luck CFA Candidates!
Tomorrow morning, some 84,000 people in 145 countries will be writing their CFA exams. Candidates write one of three levels of the exam tomorrow, and must successfully complete all three levels in order to be rewarded their charter. The course of study for the CFA program consists of ten different program areas ranging from corporate finance to equity analysis, fixed income management, as well as ethics and professional standards.
The program is rigorous and comprehensive. Only one in five candidates who begins the program actually completes it. On average, it takes most candidates who do complete the charter, four years to make it through the process.
Candidates must complete at least four years of relevant investment work experience and commit to abide by and affirm annually their commitment to the CFA Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
The CFA is recognized globally as the gold standard of the investment profession. The body of knowledge evolves with each passing year to ensure that the program continues to provide the necessary tools to ensure pertinence and relevance to current investment practice.
To all candidates writing tomorrow, I wish you the best of luck. The program is tough but fair. The breadth of knowledge that you need to know is vast, but that's what your clients will demand of you.
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Candidates, watch your time carefully and hang in there. Good luck!