Sydney, 12 August 2015 – CFA Societies of Australia, member societies of CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, today announced that 53 per cent of the 27,468 candidates who sat for the Level III CFA exam in June 2015 had passed their third and final exam. The 14,664 successful candidates will become CFA charterholders in early October, pending experience and membership requirements.

Mr Anthony Serhan, CFA, President of CFA Society of Sydney, called on investment professionals to promote the highest standards of education and professional conduct and advocate for policy and thought leadership that benefits investors and the community at large.

“Investors have the right to be served by ethical professionals who act as stewards of their investments,” said Mr Serhan. “As professionals and through their dedication and commitment to the CFA Program and the CFA’s Code of Standards and Ethics, today’s successful candidates join us in our pursuit to build professionalism, raise standards and prove the value of the investment profession. As an industry, we can make a difference if we all work together to nurture a culture of ethical behavior, investor protection and market integrity.”

CFA Societies Australia - CFA Program 2015 Pass Rates Released