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Financial Analyst

A person who researches and reports on the state of securities. An analyst uses technical or fundamental signals to determine which securities are likely to be profitable, and which are not. Financial analysts help persons and organizations in making investment decisions. See also: CFA.

financial analyst

A person with expertise in evaluating financial investments. Financial analysts, who serve as investment advisers and portfolio managers, use their training and experience to investigate risk and return characteristics of securities. Also called analyst, securities analyst. See also chartered financial analyst.
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As you did with Table 1, read the following descriptions and think deeply about whether you possess the qualities of a great financial analyst.
He began his career at the Board in 1991 as a supervisory financial analyst and was promoted to manager of the Capital Markets Program.
For general information about financial analysts and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, contact: Association for Investment Management and Research
The CFA designation has been awarded to some 14,500 investment professionals by the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts (ICFA) in Charlottesville, Virginia, since 1963.

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