Representatives from CFA Institute and CFA Society Hong Kong visited FBA to introduce the CFA program to and share industry insights with our students on 30th August. Prof. Lewis Tam, Prof. Adrian Lei, and Prof. Rachel Ma, together with around 100 FBA students attended the information talk. Florence Wong, Director of University Relations, CFA Institute, introduced the CFA program – the flagship professional program organized by CFA Institute. She summarized the new changes for the new CFA program so as to allow students to better prepare for new challenges in the CFA exams. Then, Matthew Chan, Managing Director of CFA Society Hong Kong, shared information about CFA Society Hong Kong and the annual CFA Research Challenge Competition. He also briefed the new mentorship program that aims to provide guidance for students in career development. Finally, Wallace Cheung, Vice Chair of University Outreach Committee, CFA Society Hong Kong, highlighted key differences between the Research Challenge and other competitions at universities, and encouraged students participating in this “once-in-a-lifetime” event. Students and the speakers then engaged in discussions about the CFA program and career development in financial industries.

CFA Institute is a global association of investment professionals. Its mission is served by generating value for investment management professionals and engaging with the investment industry to advance ethics, market integrity, and professional standards of practice. CFA Society Hong Kong was founded in 1992 by a group of CFA charterholders in Hong Kong. It shares the mission of CFA Institute. Besides, it provides a forum for their members, CFA Institute, other investment practitioners and regulators for networking and the exchange of industry insights and best practices in Hong Kong.