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CFA Institute indicates on its website that CFA charterholders represent all investment professional careers within all types of investment firms.

According to CFA Institute, CFA member careers are broken down as follows:



  • 25% Investment Companies/Mutual Funds
  • 16% Broker Dealers
  • 11% Private Client Wealth Manager/Advisor
  • 7% Banks
  • 6% Hedge Funds
  • 4% Insurance Companies
  • 2% Pensions and Foundations
  • 29% within Research Firms, Governments, Universities and Consulting Firms


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