Defining the Difference

What distinguishes a CFA charterholder from the rest of the financial industry? Our Chartered Financial Analysts explain why they chose to add “CFA” to the end of their name and how becoming a charterholder made a huge impact on their career, their life, and their community.

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Leila Lee, CFA

"For investors to have trust in the people who they’re handing over their money to is incredibly important. You know, it’s everything. And CFA Institute is one great way of elevating the standards of the industry, so that our clients can trust us and ensure that we are putting their interests first."

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Maria Abbonizio, CFA

"Always look at the interest of investors and putting that first."


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Anubhuti Gupta, CFA

"It was really the CFA program that taught me how you can do the best for your clients (clients instead of client) and put them first."

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Luiz Ribeiro, CFA

"Employers start to recognize you as a person with a code of conduct who adheres to the highest ethical standards."


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Hong Hao, CFA

"The CFA designation is a token of my expertise."

Watch the video to learn how CFA charterholders are raising the standards of the investment management profession in China

Márcia Sadzevicius, CFA

"Since obtaining my designation, I can now have high level discussions with industry analysts."


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Richard Brandweiner, CFA

"If we can invest in ways that focus on genuine, long-term value creation, if we can avoid speculation, if we can hold true to the ideals that CFA Institute represents, the ideals that are espoused by CFA charterholders, we will take a very significant step, starting to regain the trust of our stakeholders and using the work that we do to make a real difference to the world at large."