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Beth Sanford Earns Prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst Designation

Aug. 23, 2017
Category: Career

Beth Sanford, an Assistant Portfolio Manager at AAM Insurance Investment Management in Chicago has earned the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.

The CFA charter, the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world, 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.

Sanford has worked in the financial industry for six years. She joined AAM Insurance Investment Management after graduating from UW where she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. Also, Sanford was recently recognized by the Insurance Accounting and Systems Association (IASA) as a Top 30 Under 30. According to the association, the list recognizes 30 individuals under the age of 30 whose contributions to the industry are deemed outstanding.

“I am thrilled to finally receive my charter,” Sanford said. “It represents the successful culmination of hundreds of hours of study.”

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