CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and administers the industry gold standard CFA charter. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: is to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has more than 160,000 members in 166 countries and territories, including 153,000 CFA charter holders. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org.
The CFA Program sets a standard for developing the skills, standards, competence, and integrity of financial analysts, portfolio managers, investment advisers, and other investment professionals worldwide. It is widely considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program. Administered in English, the CFA curriculum and examinations are identical worldwide. Fewer than one in five candidates who begin the program, successfully complete it, and go on to earn the coveted CFA charter, the “gold standard” for investment professionals.
The CFA designation is valued by employers for roles and functions in every sector of global finance, including portfolio management, analysis, private wealth, and consulting. Distinguished by the commitment to set a higher standard of excellence, charter holders are sought after as investment industry professionals.
Asia Pacific, CFA Institute acknowledged the Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Business Finance (Honours) Degree of the Wayamba University of Sri Lanka as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program.
With the affiliation between CFA and the Department of Accountancy, the graduates of the Department of Accountancy received scholarship opportunities for its graduates to follow the CFA programme, resource sharing opportunities, and special opportunities for its undergraduates to participate in the workshops conducted by CFA.
The graduates who are interested in following the CFA programme can obtain information through:
Head/ Department of Accountancy or through External Affairs Coordinator of the Department of Accountancy.