Standardized Test Issues - CFA

The Chartered Financial Analyst exam, or CFA exam, qualifies the successful examinee to join around 170,000 other CFAs whom the CFA Institute charters to participate competently in the investment management profession. The investment management industry is a competitive industry with participants having varied skill sets and commitments. A CFA charter, as the CFA Institute calls its professional credential, confirms that you have the knowledge and professionalism for competent and ethical investment management. Your CFA credential also serves as an entry point to employment with investment firms and your marketing tool to attract desirable corporate, nonprofit, family, and individual clients. You know the value of your investment management job and the career prospects of the CFA credential. Don't lose that value to CFA exam misconduct charges or other irregularities. Retain national discipline defense attorney advisor Joseph D. Lento to defend and defeat those charges.

Who Takes the CFA Exam?

Professionals with backgrounds in finance, accounting, economics, and business take the CFA exam. They do so to use the CFA credential with their name and qualify for senior and executive investment management, risk management, and asset management positions. The CFA Institute describes its CFA charter or CFA credential as a “program,” meaning that its value goes beyond its certification purposes to include its educational component. You don't just take the CFA exam to call yourself a CFA for employment and marketing purposes. You also complete the CFA program and take the exam to learn about investment management. Thus, the CFA Institute's website touts that “[w]hether you are a practicing investment professional, a student, switching careers or looking to start a career in this field, the CFA Program offers a way to move forward and achieve your professional goals.” The CFA Institute also promotes the CFA program to