11 Nov '11, 4pm

With markets in turmoil, there’s no better time to do the #CFA, says Ashvin Vibhakar, MD of Asia Pacific @CFAInstitute

Ashvin Vibhakar, managing director of Asia Pacific operations, CFA Institute, talks to us about ethical investment, the importance of a global qualification, getting through all that study, and the remarkable popularity of the CFA charter in Asia. It’s all about ethics Vibhakar says the CFA programme is developed through “practice analysis”, which includes surveys of investment professionals around the world and focus groups with members and industry leaders, to determine the knowledge, skills and competencies that are most relevant to the profession. “We are always asking financial leaders what’s important to them – that’s what makes the CFA relevant and current.” The charter is well perceived in terms of educational, professional and ethical standards, says Vibhakar. “Our emphasis on ethics means working in the interests of the client. We adhere to the general principle ...

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