cfa© program interesting facts
189,000 people registered for the June 2017 exam - a new record.
exam pass rates
In 2017, the pass rates for the three exam levels were 43%, 47% and 54% respectively.
global cfa charterholders
In 1963, the first CFA exam was held with 284 candidates. Today there are approximately 145,000 CFA charterholders around the world, 18% of which are female.
cfa charterholder occupations
Many CFA charterholders occupy professions such as Portfolio Managers, Research Analysts, C-Level Executives, Consultants or Risk Managers.
going all the way...
Only 1 in 5 candidates becomes a CFA charterholder. This is a testament of the difficulty and the high degree of discipline needed to complete the Program.
CFA© program vs mba
One way to explain the difference is to say that an MBA program is a mile wide and a foot deep, while the CFA© Program is a foot wide and a mile deep.