What does it mean to hold the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation?

The Chartered Financial Analyst® designation is a professional certification that is considered by many to be the gold standard in the investment industry. The designation is conferred by the CFA® Institute, a global organization of more than 100,000 financial professionals dedicated to ensuring high educational, ethical, and professional standards. CFA® charterholders must complete extensive educational training and pass three levels of exams covering areas such as ethics, economics, and security analysis. In addition, they must adhere to rigorous professional standards of conduct. Matthew Silverhardt holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

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