The CFA designation is the original program for investment
analysts, designed and administered by the Association for
Investment Management and Research (AIMR) of the USA and
used in many countries.
The CISA designation was patterned after the CFA by the
Securities Analysts Association in Thailand, with AIMR’s
kind and generous assistance, to offer the same high standards
of training in investment analysis with a program adapted
to meet local conditions.
- Language used
While the CFA exams and answers are in English, those of
CISA are in Thai, so there is no language handicap.
As most Thais with strong analytical skills are not completely
fluent in English and there is no time for translation during
CFA exams, having the exams being in Thai is important to
- Expertise in Thai regulations and ethics
The CISA curriculum includes a module
in Thai regulation (at level 1), and candidates are tested
on SAA’s Code of Ethics and Professional Standards (which
has been translated and adapted from that of AIMR with their
CISA Examination and CISA/CFA
On 24 August 2004, Securities Analysts Association transferred
the operation of CISA to Thailand Securities Institute (TSI),
a subsidiary of the SET, then, conducts review programs and
examination. Successful candidates can register their CISA
designation with SAA.
More information visit www.tsi-thailand.org
CIIA is the first global professional qualification for financial
analysts and investment professionals.
CIIATM was established by many of the
world’s leading bodies for finance and investment professionals
among the societies in Europe, Asia and South America to help
career-minded professionals to work in any international financial
center, and is well worth looking into.
For more information, please contact
or see more details in www.aciia.org