What Do the Initials CFA Stand For?

The letters CFA after a name denote that the individual holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. The CFA designation is granted only after the candidate has garnered the requisite work experience, has committed to following the CFA Institute ethical guidelines and has successfully completed a rigorous program of testing covering fields of micro- and macroeconomics, security valuation (equity, debt, derivative instruments), portfolio management, quantitative methods and ethics.