The Licensed International Financial Analyst designation is designed
for securities analysts, portfolio managers, investment advisors, educators and
other investment professionals throughout the world.
Prior to being awarded the LIFA designation,
Level III LIFA candidates must comply with the highest ethical standards, and submit an investment research report.
The LIFA Program is designed to
measure professional competence in a broad curriculum of investment-related subjects.
Specifically, the LIFA Program curriculum includes the following subject areas:
- Asset Valuation, including Equity, Fixed-Income and Alternative Investments
- Derivative Instruments
- International Markets
- Portfolio Management