Chartered Financial Analyst® credential is the most respected and recognized investment management designation in the world. This program is offered by CFA Institute, USA. CFA® program equips the candidates with the strong foundation for the advanced investment analysis and portfolio management skills. It is a valuable designation which has credential that certifies the person as having in-depth knowledge of security types and investment vehicles. With the growth of financial market globally the demand for CFA charterholders is getting large.
Scope of CFA Charterholders:
There are a lot opportunities in the areas of Equity Research, Portfolio Management, Corporate finance, Credit Analysis, Trading, Investment Banking, Investment Analysis, Wealth Management, Private Equity and Valuation etc. The potential area could be any field with requirement of Investment analysis and Understanding and analysis of Financial Market for a CFA Charterholder.
Having background in commerce, finance or economics is advantageous when you start. Even if you do not have background in such areas, it won't be much difficult to get on track. All topics on the CFA level 1 starts right from the basics of the topic.