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Toronto CFA Society Welcomes New Partnership between Rotman Commerce and CFA Institute

Toronto , January 20, 2010 – This week Rotman Commerce celebrated alongside CFA Institute their status as a new CFA Program Partner. CFA Institute is the global association of more than 105,000 investment professionals and awards the prestigious CFA® designation.

Peter Jarvis, CFA, executive director for Toronto CFA Society said, "We are delighted to work with one of the premier business schools in North America as a CFA Program Partner. Throughout our long history, the Toronto CFA Society has worked closely with CFA Institute and universities such as the Rotman School of Management to advance investment professionals' knowledge and skills. We look forward to continuing doing so with this new relationship."

Rotman Commerce joins the distinguished 128 CFA Program Partner institutions around the world.

"We are extremely pleased to be recognized as one of the CFA Institute's global educational partners," says Professor Kenneth Corts, director of Rotman Commerce and associate dean, Undergraduate Education at the Rotman School.

Recognition as a CFA Program Partner signals to potential students, current students, and the marketplace that the university curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA exams. CFA Institute partners with globally diverse, high profile institutions who cover a significant portion of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™ and who embrace the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct in their degree programs.

"The Rotman Commerce program is one of the oldest business programs in Ontario and has a strong history of producing leaders in finance. Partnering with CFA Institute signals to the marketplace that our students will continue to be well-prepared for careers in finance and management." says Professor Kenneth Corts.

About Toronto CFA Society

Toronto CFA Society is a not-for-profit organization supporting the professional and business development of CFA charterholders. The society provides members with a local perspective on a global designation including: educational programs, sponsored events, job postings, quarterly newsletters, a comprehensive affinity program and networking opportunities.

Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2011, the Society is affiliated with CFA Institute, the global body that administers the Chartered Financial Analyst curriculum and sets voluntary, ethics-based performance-reporting standards for the investment industry. With over 7,300 members, Toronto CFA Society is the 2nd largest in the world. Our members are leaders in ethics within the financial community. For more information, please refer to

About CFA Institute

CFA Institute is the global association for investment professionals. It administers the CFA and CIPM curriculum and exam programs worldwide; publishes research; conducts professional development programs; and sets voluntary, ethics-based professional and performance-reporting standards for the investment industry. CFA Institute has more than 100,000 members, who include the world's 88,400 CFA charterholders, in 131 countries and territories, as well as 136 affiliated professional societies in 57 countries and territories. More information may be found at

CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are trademarks owned by CFA Institute.

About Rotman Commerce

Rotman Commerce is jointly offered by the Rotman School of Management and the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto. The Faculty of Arts & Science is committed to offering students the highest-quality liberal arts education and to promoting intellectual risk-taking that produces cutting-edge scholarship. The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is redesigning business education for the 21st century with a curriculum based on Integrative Thinking. Located in the world's most diverse city, the Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables the design of creative business solutions. The School is currently raising $200 million to ensure Canada has the world-class business school it deserves. For more information, visit

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