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About Career as a Chartered Financial Analyst

Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA®) utilize their skills in the core areas of financial and hedge fund research, portfolio management, investment consulting, investment banking, investment management, international finance and research within academic institutions and a host of other financial services. The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation is regarded by most to be the key position by financial professionals and enjoys wide recognition all over the country.

Career Prospects of Career as a Chartered Financial Analyst

There are wide areas of exciting career opportunities for CFAs. Options are available in Banking, Insurance, Corporate Sectors and Leasing Companies. Even organisations like Railways, Reserve Bank of India and Financial Institutions like ICICI, IDBI, IFCI and UTI have given due recognition to the CFA programme. Most of the CFAs professional receive offers for challenging positions with attractive emoluments. Besides this, CFAs can pursue any specialized function. Corporate Finance and Control is one of them. It revolves around mobilization and utilization of domestic and overseas resources for short-term as well as long-term purposes with an objective to maximize returns. International Finance & Risk Management is another specialized function open to CFAs. Their task is to understand the international finance, international capital markets and to manage risk involved in business to its lowest level. Investment Management option is also available to CFAs. Many investors particularly in mutual funds seek their expertisation to maximize the return on investments through skillful shuffling of the portfolio. Moreover, CFAs can provide valuable advisory services to corporate clients on the field of Investment Banking and Financial Services which, includes restructure of capitals, raising funds through IPO's and other means, advice and negotiation in matter of merges and acquisition, rehabilitation of sick units, stock brokering, credit rating and providing venture capital assistance. Above all career opportunities for CFAs with IT skills are increasing at a very rapid pace particularly those who are trained in high-end packages like SAP, Oracle application and Baan.

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Chartered Financial Analyst

To be a CFA a graduate required to clear three levels of exams covering areas such as accounting, economics, ethics, money management and security analysis. Nevertheless, before that he requires a minimum of three years of investment/financial experience. The Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts regulates and conducts the Chartered Financial Analyst programme. This programme is offered through distance learning and is open to all eligible applicants throughout the year. There is no Admission Test for enrolling into the CFA programme of ICFA.

Comments/ Reviews on Career as a Chartered Financial Analyst

  • I have passed level 2 of CFA currently. I will be hopefully completing my MBA(Finance) as well as passing CFA level 3 in July 2012. I have no work experience. But why there seems to be no job in the market for such a profile?? Posted By : Mayank Talwar, on 05-02-2012 18:51:40 Report Abuse

  • pls let me know the last date for cfa registration as i want to appear for exam held in month of june ? and best cfa institute in pune ,mumbai ? Posted By : pooja , on 03-08-2011 18:24:15 Report Abuse

  • What is the eligibility? Which institutes in mumbai teach this course? Can I do this course after doing BMS? Or is it better to do BFM and then do CFA? Thank you :) Posted By : somansh, on 20-06-2011 13:41:55 Report Abuse

  • could you kindly please tell any institutes/coaching centres in kochi that provides CFA Posted By : niya, on 08-06-2011 23:48:02 Report Abuse

  • i m in last year or b.com and i d'not have any experience in this field how can i apply in cfa as well as i want to know the fee structure of cfa, and duration of course. I want more detail about cfa thanks with Regards NIshant Posted By : Nishant Rohatgi, on 07-06-2011 13:13:34 Report Abuse

  • i m in last year or b.com and i d'not have any experience in this field how can i apply in cfa as well as i want to know the fee structure of cfa, and duration of course. I want more detail about cfa thanks with Regards NIshant Posted By : Nishant Rohatgi, on 07-06-2011 13:13:10 Report Abuse

  • i m in last year or b.com and i d'not have any experience in this field how can i apply in cfa as well as i want to know the fee structure of cfa, and duration of course. I want more detail about cfa thanks with Regards NIshant Posted By : Nishant Rohatgi, on 07-06-2011 13:12:48 Report Abuse

  • i m in last year or b.com and i d'not have any experience in this field how can i apply in cfa as well as i want to know the fee structure of cfa, and duration of course. I want more detail about cfa Posted By : Nishant Rohatgi, on 07-06-2011 13:11:55 Report Abuse

  • i am just completed my MBA in Finance and i want to do CFA what will be the criteria for apply and where apply for this Posted By : deepak sharma, on 14-05-2011 13:11:37 Report Abuse

  • can u please let me know the complete details of the course Posted By : ankita mahimkar, on 03-05-2011 08:09:58 Report Abuse

  • is there any institute for cfa in mumbai? Posted By : vatsal, on 01-05-2011 09:06:22 Report Abuse

  • is there any institute for cfa in mumbai? Posted By : vatsal, on 01-05-2011 09:06:19 Report Abuse

  • is there sny institute for cfa in mumbai? Posted By : vatsal, on 01-05-2011 09:04:50 Report Abuse

  • sir, I have appeared in cbse xii /commerce . what is the eligibility condition for taking admission in cfa course ? Posted By : abhishek, on 21-04-2011 22:02:26 Report Abuse

  • sir, I have appeared in cbse xii /commerce from army school /kolkata. what is the eligibility condition for taking admission in cfa course what will be the cost per month for that course. admission time Posted By : shatabdi mukhopadhyay, on 18-04-2011 19:35:27 Report Abuse

  • sir, I have appeared in cbse xii /commerce from army school /kolkata. what is the eligibility condition for taking admission in cfa course what will be the cost per month for that course. admission time Posted By : shatabdi mukhopadhyay, on 18-04-2011 19:34:17 Report Abuse

  • is icfai provided cfa having value? Posted By : bhavesh kumar, on 03-04-2011 10:57:13 Report Abuse

  • i want more detail about cfa Posted By : yash, on 27-03-2011 13:04:41 Report Abuse

  • What is the eligibility? What kind of experience is needed, fee structure? Which is the best institution to do cfa, and coaching is available in the chennai city? I request for details like Fees structure,Course duration and Scope for the course in carrer wise Posted By : vaideki, on 21-02-2011 23:37:10 Report Abuse

  • where is the institute n how to approach Posted By : prerana, on 21-02-2011 03:52:32 Report Abuse

  • I don't have any work experience can i apply for CFA Posted By : amardeep, on 15-02-2011 10:55:45 Report Abuse

  • I just want to know about the course details as well as fee structure, and is there any institution for CFA in hyderabad..................... Posted By : ASHRAF RAZA, on 22-08-2010 16:33:05 Report Abuse

  • What is the eligibility? What kind of experience is needed, fee structure? Which is the best institution to do cfa, and coaching is available in the bangalore city? I request for details Posted By : Bhavya, on 25-05-2010 01:45:10 Report Abuse

  • i jst want to know about the fees structure as well about time period of this course thanks with regards priyanka priyanka Posted By : priyanka goswami, on 19-05-2010 16:25:43 Report Abuse

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