Travis Woods, employee of W.O. Stone Advisors Inc., in Jackson, and Owen Mayfield, a managing member of Spectre Capital, have earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. They are the only two new charterholders in the CFA Mississippi chapter to be recognized at an October 10 event.
The CFA charter, the industry’s most 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 the definitive standard 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.