Ghana Gets two new CFA Charterholders

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

Two candidates from Ghana on the Chartered Financial Analysts [CFA] programme have been awarded the CFA Charterholder status for successfully passing all their examinations.

The two are Mr Robert Bennin, Senior Advisor at CEDINOMICS, a specialist research-based training and advisory firm focused on accelerating the transformation of enterprises operating on the African continent, while Mr Isaac Boamah is an Associate of CEDINOMICS.

They were the only candidates from Ghana who were awarded the CFA designation in 2012.

According to information on the CFA Institute website, this brings the total number of professionals with the charter status in Ghana to 13.

The CFA designation is globally recognised and attests to a charterholder's success in a rigorous and comprehensive study programme in the field of investment management and research analysis.

Unlike other professional examaminations where students get exemption based on previous studies, the CFA programme does not offer any exemptions.

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Candidates have to sit and pass three levels of examinations. They are then granted the charterholder status when they are able to fulfill the experience requirements of the CFA Institute as well as sign to live by the ethical requirements of the CFA Institute.

The CFA Institute is expected to embark on a global advertising campaign to honour the new batch of charterholders’ global magazines like the Wall Street Journal, Economist, Bloomberg and the Financial Times.

Commenting on this commendable achievement, Mr Bennin said “earning the CFA charter is just the beginning of a lifelong pursuit of highest ethical standards and professionalism in the work we do”.

We at CEDINOMICS are well placed to assist our clients to create value by providing them with market and economic insights for strategy development and execution, as well as strategies to increase employee and customer engagement".