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What does Chartered Financial Analysts(CFA) do?

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is a professional qualification in Financial Management and Analysis. The program covers a broad range of topics relating to investment management, financial analysis, stocks, bonds and derivatives, and provides a generalist knowledge of other areas of finance. It is a globally-recognized course that provides a strong foundation for real-world investment analysis and portfolio management skills combined with the practical knowledge. These professionals measure and record the financial activities and performance of an enterprise in cash. CFA thus records only cash receipts and cash payments unlike accrual accounting which records accruals, prepayments, debtors and creditors and stocks. However, in this present competitive scenario it has assumed significant importance in the changing business scenario for the expertise and skills they possess.

When Can I Enroll for CFA?:

COURSE ELIGIBILITY DURATION
Level 1 Graduates [any stream] 6 months- 1 Yr
Level 2 Clear Level 1 +Pass Graduation [any stream] 1 Yr
Level 3 Clear Level 2 1 Yr

What Personality Traits Are Required to Became a CFA?

  • Attention to Detail
  • Discipline
  • Good Judgment
  • Broad Perspective
  • Discretion
  • Interest in Current Affairs
  • Flexibility & Agility of Thinking Process
  • Diligence
  • Focus
  • Curiosity

What Aptitudes Are Required to Become a CFA?

  • High Abstract Reasoning
  • High Numerical Ability

IQ Required to become a CFA?

Minimum High Range of Intelligence preferred along with sufficient amount of hard work & consistency.

Job Prospects of a CFA

  • Capital Markets
  • Consultancy Services
  • IT Sector
  • Corporate Sectors
  • Insurance Sector
  • Credit Rating Agency
  • Financial Services
  • Investment Banking
  • Manufacturing Sector
  • Mutual Funds
  • Venture capital
  • Railways
  • Portfolio Management Firms
  • Reserve Bank of India
  • Treasury Management
  • Multinational Finance Companies

Regulatory Body

www.cfainstitute.org