CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion of ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. Our aim is to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. There are more than 165,000 CFA® charterholders worldwide in 164 markets. CFA Institute has nine offices worldwide, including a MENA office in Abu Dhabi, and there are 156 local member societies.