CFA Institute Welcomes the Schulich School of Business as a CFA Program
Partner

TORONTO, June 7 /CNW/ - Days after over 11,000 Canadian sit for their CFA exams, the Schulich School of Business, CFA Institute and Toronto CFA Society unite to celebrate their partnership at an official signing ceremony. CFA Institute is the global association for investment professionals that awards the prestigious CFA(R) designation.

Peter Jarvis, CFA, executive director for Toronto CFA Society said, "We are delighted to work with such a prominent leader in financial education and pleased to welcome the Schulich School of Business as a partner school."

The Schulich School of Business joins the distinguished 118 CFA Partner institutions around the world.

"We are proud to have been recognized as one of an elite group of CFA Institute's global university program partners," said Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horvath. "Our Master of Finance program is already one of a kind, with its emphasis on the broader aspects of business such as governance, ethics and legal and regulatory frameworks. Partnership with CFA Institute makes it a must-have degree for those seeking careers in investment banking and asset management, as well as finance careers working with private equity firms, hedge funds, consulting firms and government agencies."

Recognition as a CFA Program Partner signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that the university curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA exams. As part of the partnership, students in the partnering programs are entitled to scholarships, access to CFA Institute curriculum, journals, webcasts, and other educational resources, and each student will have access to a specially prepared online Level I sample exam.

"The CFA is a prestigious designation that is academically rigorous and globally recognized. It is the industry standard for finance professionals. The Schulich Master of Finance program covers an estimated 90 percent of the knowledge required for CFA exam preparation. It builds on and complements this knowledge with training in research methods, analysis of the latest financial products, and exposure to legal and regulatory frameworks." said Pauline Shum, Director, Master of Finance program, Schulich School of Business, York University.

About CFA Institute

CFA Institute is the global association for investment professionals. It administers the CFA and CIPM curriculum and exam programs worldwide; publishes research; conducts professional development programs; and sets voluntary, ethics-based professional and performance-reporting standards for the investment industry. CFA Institute has more than 100,000 members, who include the world's 88,400 CFA charterholders, in 131 countries and territories, as well as 136 affiliated professional societies in 57 countries and territories. More information may be found at www.cfainstitute.org.

CFA(R) and Chartered Financial Analyst(R) are trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

About the Schulich School of Business

The Toronto-based Schulich School of Business is ranked among the world's leading schools of management by a number of major global surveys. Known for its global reach, innovative programs and diverse perspectives, Schulich offers business programs year-round at York University and the Miles S. Nadal Management Centre in the heart of Toronto's financial district. Schulich undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate business degrees lead to careers in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. The School has pioneered a number of unique degree programs such as Canada's first International MBA (IMBA) and specialized areas of study such as financial services and business and sustainability. More than 16,000 executives in Canada and abroad attend Schulich executive development programs annually. Over 22,000 Schulich alumni work in more than 90 countries. Schulich currently operates satellite centres in China; India; South Korea; and Russia. For further information about the Schulich School of Business, visit www.schulich.yorku.ca.

About Toronto CFA Society

Toronto CFA Society is a not-for-profit organization supporting the professional and business development of CFA charterholders. The society provides member services including educational programs, sponsored events, job postings and networking opportunities.

Founded in 1936, the Society is affiliated with CFA Institute, the global body that administers the Chartered Financial Analyst curriculum and sets voluntary, ethics-based performance-reporting standards for the investment industry. With over 7,000 members, Toronto CFA Society is the 2nd largest in the world, after New York. For more information, please refer to www.torontocfa.ca

CFA(R) and Chartered Financial Analyst(R) are trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

SOURCE CFA Society Toronto

For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: CFA Institute, Kathy Valentine, Public Relations Director (The Americas), C: (434) 951-5348, kathy.valentine@cfainstitute.org; Schulich School of Business, Pauline Shum, Director, Master of Finance Program, (416) 736-5546, pshum@schulich.yorku.ca; Toronto CFA Society, Sara Maginn Pacella, Manager External Communication & Member Services, T: (416) 366-5755 x 225, spacella@torontocfa.ca


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