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About CFA Institute

CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion of ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. Our aim is to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economics grow. Our network of more than 160 societies helps carry out our global mission in local markets.

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CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Society St. Louis is the premier professional organization for investment professionals in the St. Louis Area.

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The mission of CFA Society St. Louis (CFA-STL) is to advance the investment profession by promoting the highest standards of ethical behavior, professional competency and the value of the CFA charter for the benefit of our community. The society seeks to fulfill its mission by:

  • Preserving the professional status of a CFA Charterholder by extending membership solely to individuals directly involved in the investment decision making process with a strong commitment to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
  • Facilitating corporate presentations of investment information to society members.
  • Hosting an annual forecast dinner. Inviting high profile individuals in the investment field to discuss with society members and their guests the outlook for the economy and financial markets.
  • Sponsoring educational forums.
  • Hosting a summer social for society members and a guest.
  • Preserving the financial security of the society with prudent utilization of reserves.
  • The Society was founded in 1949. It is the 9th member society (by seniority) to be admitted to the National Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (NFFAS).

General Information on CFA-STL Members

CFA Society St. Louis (CFA-STL) currently has over 850 members. Over 80% of our membership holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Industry Classification of Members:

  • Portfolio Manager (31%)
  • Research Analyst (20%)
  • Chief Executive (7%)
  • Financial Advisor (6%)
  • Other (28%)

Top 10 Employers of CFA-STL Members:

  • Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P.
  • Wells Fargo NISA Investment Advisors, LLC
  • Reinsurance Group of America
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Commerce Bancshares
    Asset Consulting Group, LLC
  • Stifel Financial Corporation
    Kennedy Capital Management, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • Merrill Lynch

About CFA Institute

CFA Institute is a global, nonprofit member organization of financial analysts, portfolio managers, and other investment professionals.