Professional certification is a recognition of expertise and professionalism in one’s field. Such certifications greatly enhance a person’s marketability by distinguishing their level of quality and expertise from others in the job market.
There are numerous professional certifications issued by local and international institutions. While local-level certifications may only be recognized locally, those issued by international institutions are recognized worldwide.
Usually, certifications are accompanied by professional titles the holder has the right to put after his or her name. One of these is Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). CFA is the highest professional standard for knowledge, integrity and professionalism in the field of investment and finance. Recognition of this qualification often translates to high rewards in appreciation for the deep knowledge possessed by the title holder.
CFA holders possess the ability to conduct effective analyses of securities, bonds, derivatives and financial report ratios. Organizations that need CFA holders are those that deal in investment, consultation, banking, insurance and pension management, as well as other financial institutions. There is a fast growing demand for CFA holders, as there are less than 150 people in Indonesia working as CFAs. An increasing number of multinational and local companies are in need of staff with CFA qualifications.
In Indonesia, BINUS BUSINESS SCHOOL is the only educational institution that can organize all three levels of training for CFA certification. For BINUS this is an opportunity to guide students toward a lofty goal and help nurture the nation through education.
Ricky Ichsan CFA, FRM, CFP, ERMCP, CFOS, CRMP spoke at a seminar titled Executive Briefing CFA on January 15, 2014 at the Joseph Wibowo Center.
According to Ricky, in the globalization era, people must be aggressive in taking the bull by the horns. Don’t make it a habit to wait on the sidelines; it is much wiser to use the available time to enrich oneself with quality knowledge.
“Today, almost anything can be done by robots. But, there is one thing that robots have no ability to perform—that is analyzing. And how can one become a professional analyst, especially in the financial sector? Get yourself a CFA title. How do you do this? Join the CFA program at BINUS BUSINESS SCHOOL,” he said. (KF)
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