CFA Association Executives Visited HSE-Perm
Neil Withers, President of CFA Association, and Vladimir Tutkevich, CEO of CFA-Russia, visited HSE-Perm. The company leaders told HSE students how to pass an exam to receive the CFA certificate, and what career advantages it gives.
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is one of the most authoritative titles in finance and investments. It is awarded by CFA Institute – an international organization which unites thousands of financial specialists.
CFA title is awarded to those specialists who pass three levels of exams sequentially and who have no less than three years of experience in finance and investments. CFA Association in Russia unites professionals of investments market who possess CFA certificate or who are on the way to get it.
Every year more than 200 000 people try to pass the exams for CFA certificate, but to date only 142 000 people have received it, and only about 700 of them live in Russia.
Academic supervisor of Economics educational programme
“I have very positive impressions from the meeting. Top managers of an international organization of financial analysts, which carries out certification on financial management, came to us. CFA organization in Russia is growing, about 700 people in Russia have the certificate. It means that 700 people are globally competitive on the labour market. It is very important for a professional to receive a certificate which is acknowledged all over the world. The meeting was very useful: if our students know how to receive the international certificate, how to enter the profession correctly, then many employers will be happy to hire them.”
3rd year student of Economics educational programme
“I came to the meeting because it was interesting to me to listen to the president of this international association. At the meeting I learned much new about the CFA certification, I learned what are the stages of passing the exam. The exam is unified for all countries, and when we pass it successfully and enter the international labour market, we rival professionals from other countries. This facilitates building successful career. If you want to make a career in finance and to succeed in this area, you need to pass this exam.”