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The CFA® Program, administered by CFA Institute, is globally accredited in the financial industry for its intense focus on investment knowledge, analytical skill, and ethical standards. Industry professionals worldwide recognize the CFA charter as the “gold standard” of all financial analyst designations. Earning the charter shows that you have gained the knowledge and learned the skills necessary for investment analysis and decision making in today’s investment industry.
The CAIA® Charter program, administered by the CAIA Association®, is a rigorous, self-directed education program for finance professionals seeking deep knowledge and expertise in alternative investing. Employers and clients alike will demand experienced, trustworthy professionals with working knowledge of the alternative investment industry, and the CAIA Charter is recognized globally as the benchmark in the alternative investment arena.
FRM® certification, administered by GARP®, is the premier global certificate recognized among financial risk professionals. Obtaining the FRM designation sets you apart in the global marketplace and gives you a strong understanding of the underlying risk management concepts in today's ever-changing financial market environment. Grow your networking connections, boost your credibility, and join an elite group of over 32,000 global Certified FRMs.
The CFA Institute Investment FoundationsTM certificate program is an online, self-study program designed to provide a clear understanding of the investment industry. The foundation-level program covers not only the essentials of finance and ethics, but also the roles and responsibilities one will have in the industry. Earning your certificate will allow you to gain a better understanding of common global industry standards and boost your confidence in the financial world.