The CFA designation recognizes knowledge, skills, and abilities in security analysis and portfolio management, emphasizing the highest ethical and professional standards. To learn more about the CFA designation and program, contact CFA Institute
CFA: The Gold Standard
"The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification is roughly equivalent to a specialized postgraduate finance degree, including a mixture of economics, ethics, law, and accountancy. It is much liked by employers in financial services. Whereas there are tens of thousands of finance degrees available around the world, ranging from the excellent to the worthless, there is only one CFA, managed and examined by an American association of financial professionals, the CFA Institute."
The Economist, 2/26/2005