GLEF program welcomed into CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

Students of GLEF Program taking steps to career success through preparation for the CFA Program

GLEF Program has become the latest university program to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. GLEF has been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program.  This/these program(s) position students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.

Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that GLEF curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations.   Through participation in this program, GLEF is eligible to receive a limited number of student scholarships for the CFA Program each year.

“Students in these programs study the Candidate Body of Knowledge, which includes the core knowledge, skills, and abilities identified by practitioners worldwide as essential for successful practice,” said Neil Govier, CFA, Head of University Relations at CFA Institute. “By mastering the fundamentals of the CFA Program as well as the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, these future investment professionals gain a strong foundation that helps prepare them well to join the growing CFA Institute community dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.”

About CFA Institute
CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and administers the industry gold standard CFA charter. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The end goal: to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. CFA Institute has more than 148,000 members in 163 countries and territories, including 142,000 CFA charterholders. For more information, visit

About the CFA Program
The CFA Program sets a standard for developing the skills, standards, competence, and integrity of financial analysts, portfolio managers, investment advisers, and other investment professionals worldwide.  It is widely considered the investment profession’s most rigorous credentialing program.  Administered in English, the CFA curriculum and examinations are identical worldwide. Fewer than one in five candidates who begin the program successfully complete it and go on to earn the coveted CFA charter, the “gold standard” for investment professionals.

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Welcome to GLEF!

Let's say hi to our 2018 freshmen and welcome back to our current students after a fruitful summer holiday! With students coming from all around the world, we hope you enjoy the internationalized GLEF family!

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Secrets of GLEF

“Why is the admission so selective?”
“Why small intake size?”
“What’s the distinct advantage of ‘interdisciplinary’?”
“I have never heard of GLEF.” 

You may have doubted while doing research on GLEF. Let’s unveil the masks of this ‘mysterious’ GLEF life … 

Are you ready? Turn your speaker on and let’s go!

More videos are coming and we’ll bring you to the worlds of student life, career prospect, exchange experiences etc. Stay tuned!

We appreciate so much for our students' wholehearted contributions (being interviewed, video recording, video editing, photos sharing, designing the video style etc.):
Mr Andy HSU
Ms Jina HUR
Ms Jadis LEE
Mr Matthew LI
Mr Jovanovick LUIDANIEL
Ms Maggie NG
Mr Rocky SHUM
Ms Ananya SONY
Ms Eunice YEUNG
Prof Ying-Foon CHOW
Prof Terence CHONG

June 2018

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