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Definition of 'Chartered Financial Analyst - CFA(r)'
A designation that is awarded by the CFA Institute. Subject matter takes three years to complete and includes economics, financial accounting, portfolio management, security analysis, and standards of conduct. Three complex examinations must be passed to earn the designation.