The Certified European Financial Analyst Diploma was set up in 1991. It is accredited in 27 European countries as well as in Argentina and Brazil. The CEFA is well recognized by employers and is a benchmarked qualification with challenging exams, ensuring the acquisition of the major professional skills that candidates need. The CEFA is quality controlled by the EFFAS Review Panel. Our Diploma respects local market requirements, conditions and characteristics as well as individual cultures. That is why the CEFA Diploma designation is recognised by the Financial Conduct Authority FCA in the UK, the Regulators of Financial Services in Malta, Greece, Portugal Brazil, and Argentina. This accreditation also meets the current regulatory requirements of the CNMV in Spain with respect to personnel who carry out investment advisory work in financial institutions.
The training includes both; relevant material to the investment profession (irrespective of where such professionals are located) and a significant coverage of regulatory and market structure material that is closely related to the European marketplace. To date, over 16,000 professionals are CEFA holders.