The European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS) is a Pan-European grouping of the National Societies of Financial Analysts, bringing together leading experts from all of Europe's Equity and Fixed Income markets.
The two executive bodies of EFFAS are the General Meeting of members and the Executive Management Committee (EMC).
The General Meeting is composed of the authorised representatives of the National Member Societies. The EMC is responsible for the day-to-day management of the association, as well as supporting the chairman in his daily work.
The EMC consists of the Chairman, the Deputy Chairman and four other members.
As a member of the Association of Certified International Investment Analysts (ACIIA®) EFFAS offers the Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA®) designation as well as CEFA (Certified European Financial Analyst).
ACIIA® represents over 55,000 investment professionals world-wide.
EFFAS: European Investment Community
EFFAS, the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies, was set up in 1962 as a professional association for nationally-based investment professionals associations in Europe.
Today, the umbrella organisation comprises 26 member organisations, representing more than 16,000 investment professionals.
EFFAS provides a Pan-European platform for the individual member societies aimed at promoting communication and building a network for investment professionals across Europe.
The Federation represents the interests of the profession in Europe and is an authoritative counterpart for politicians and EU representatives/legislative bodies in the fields of professional ethics as well as standards and qualification in investment research, asset and portfolio management, investment advice, etc.
EFFAS is a strong partner in the achievement of an integrated European financial market.
Training & Qualification
EFFAS promotes the development and dissemination of international professional standards in order to contribute towards a high level of quality in the professional practice of investment professionals. As a founding member of the global training association ACIIA®, EFFAS has successfully launched training toward the CIIA® – Certified International Investment Analyst degree in Europe. The CIIA® ensures tailor-made professional qualification by offering global, as well as local market, knowledge within its examination structure.
Ensuring that investment professionals receive the best possible training has always been a top priority at EFFAS. We see it as a tangible contribution to asset building and pension provision for each and every citizen at retirement age.
After all, only sound qualification courses backed by ongoing training for all capital market experts can guarantee a truly professional advice service and corresponding consumer protection in a transparent market. EFFAS helped to develop the internationally recognised Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA®) examinations – for its graduates, a veritable passport to the major financial markets of the world. The body behind the CIIA® diploma is the Association of Certified International Investment Analysts (ACIIA®) in which over 55,000 investment professionals are registered world-wide.