Bray Earns Chartered Financial Analyst® Designation
Greensboro, NC October 2014 – Andrew Bray, Manager, Investment Consulting, at Compass Financial Partners, LLC in Greensboro, NC has earned the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.
The CFA charter, a highly respected and recognized investment credential, represents a tradition of upholding the highest standards of education and integrity in the investment profession. The charter is recognized globally by employers, investment professionals, and investors as one of the definitive standards by which to measure the competence, integrity, and dedication of serious investment professionals.
Recipients of the CFA charter have successfully completed the CFA Program, a graduate-level, self-study curriculum and a series of three intensive examinations taken sequentially, which, in total, takes most candidates between two and five years. Candidate surveys report that preparation for the three exams typically requires at least 900 combined hours of study.
The CFA Program, which is administered by CFA Institute, the global non-profit association of investment professionals, sets a standard that is acknowledged around the world for measuring the competence and integrity of financial analysts, portfolio managers, and investment advisers. Currently, more than 100,000 investment professionals in 135 countries and territories hold the CFA charter.
The first CFA exam was administered in 1963. Due to the rigor of the program, only around one in five candidates who enroll in the CFA Program pass all three exams and meet the professional and ethical requirements to earn the charter. Earning the designation demonstrates mastery of the skills most needed for investment analysis and decision making in today’s fast-evolving global financial industry.
Andrew has worked with Compass Financial Partners for 4 ½ years. His core responsibilities include performing due diligence on investment products and assisting clients with WealthVision. Andrew graduated from Bentley College in Waltham, MA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 2006 and a Master’s Degree in Financial Planning in 2007. In addition to the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, Andrew is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) professional.
George Hoyle, Managing Partner of Compass Financial Partners, stated, “Compass Financial Partners is extremely proud of Andrew for his accomplishment. The continuous pursuit of education and professional designations by our Staff we feel is a true differentiator for our firm.”