HEC Liege welcomed into CFA Institute University Recognition Program

HEC Liège (University of Liège) welcomed into CFA Institute University Recognition Program

Students of the Master in Management (Banking and Asset Management) program taking steps to career success through preparation for the CFA Program

 

Liège, Belgium, July 8th, 2016 — HEC Liège, University of Liège has become the latest university to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. The Master in Management (Banking and Asset Management) program has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program.  This program positions students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.

Entry into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that HEC Liège curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations.   Through participation in this program, HEC Liège is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

“Students in these programs study the Candidate Body of Knowledge, which includes the core knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by practitioners worldwide as essential for successful practice,” said Neil Govier, CFA, Head of University Relations at CFA Institute. “By mastering the fundamentals of the CFA Program as well as the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, these future investment professionals gain a strong foundation that helps prepare them well to join the growing CFA Institute community dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.”

The master program in Management with a focus on Banking and Asset Management offers a wide and technically strong program, organized around the major themes of the management of financial institutions, equity research, project finance and financial markets. The program provides knowledge and skills to future financial analysts, fund managers as well as to corporate and market finance professionals.


About CFA Institute

CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and administers the industry gold standard CFA charter. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has more than 133,000 members in 145 countries and territories, including 125,000 CFA charterholders.

For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org

About the CFA Program

The CFA Program sets a standard for developing the skills, standards, competence, and integrity of financial analysts, portfolio managers, investment advisers, and other investment professionals worldwide.  It is widely considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program.  Administered in English, the CFA curriculum and examinations are identical worldwide. Fewer than one in five candidates who begin the program successfully complete it and go on to earn the coveted CFA charter, the “gold standard” for investment professionals.