Headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute has roots from as early as 1925. A nonprofit organization, the institute serves its worldwide membership with certifications that denote high standards in professional education, ethics, and excellence. The CFA Institute’s mission statement pledges its commitment “to working with our members and the global investment community to achieve our mission through our five organizational pillars.”
The five pillars of the CFA Institute are:
• the greater good
• industry knowledge
• global community
• ethical champion
• professional excellence.
A CFA-certified investment professional is trained to make choices while upholding each of the five pillars. To know more about the institute, visit its website at http://www.cfainstitute.org.
About the author: Adrienne Doobin is a Chartered Financial Analyst with more than 20 years of business experience. She is a member of the CFA Institute in addition to holding positions with County Securities and Republic National Bank of New York. She co-founded Harvard Protection, LLC, the security arm of Harvard Maintenance, Inc.