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CFA Exam & Preparation

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation is the most respected and valued credential in the global finance community. The CFA program is a graduate level curriculum and examination program that will enable you to expand your knowledge regarding investment principles and the investment decision-making process.

The charter involves passing a series of three rigorous exams over two to three years. Candidates must have their bachelor’s degree and satisfy certain work experience requirements (typically four years).

As you prepare for your examinations, consider the advantage of The Stalla System, which has been preparing candidates for the CFA exam for over 30 years. To learn more, please call 877-PADD-CFA or log on to

July 17, 2015
Sammons Enterprises, Inc., parent company of Des Moines-based Sammons Financial Group, has donated $1 million to Drake University for the Sammons Endowed Professorship in Actuarial Science, a program that supports a new or existing professor of actuarial science and will be used to retain or attract outstanding faculty members.