The Certified Investment Research Analyst (CIRA®) certification is a comprehensive global certification exam designed to assess a candidate’s expert level understanding of investment research skills. This program tests a candidate on his capability to develop a disciplined and systematic approach to designing reports that assess the investment merits of first-time and existing issuers, provide ongoing assessments of trends in a given industry and identify investment opportunities in the secondary markets.
Investment Analysis is the study of how an investment is likely to perform and how suitable it is for a given investor. Investment analysis is key to any sound portfolio-management strategy. Most analysts, the aspiring and the experienced, agree to the fact that investing is about facts, models, mathematics, and analysis. CIRA® certification exam integrates a complex body of investment knowledge holistically covering these skills.
The evolution of capital markets the world over along with other investment classes, have created a need for investment research analysts with a new level of sophistication and a deep understanding of markets, economics, consumers & technology. The CIRA® certification is a credential designed specifically for financial professionals who want to attain an advanced level of competency as an investment analyst. who possess strong accounting, finance, quantitative and business writing skills. deep curiosity in business and industry, well-honed financial analytical ability, and exceptional written and oral communications skills.
Reference Book/Study Material
The Suggested/Recommended reference book for this course is “Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (English, Paperback, Prasanna Chandra, 5th edition, ISBN 9789385965579)” is available on leading bookstores and online portals. Students can buy the recommended reference book directly from the Market for the said course.
You can find the upcoming training schedule for CIRA program here
Equalifi is offering the CIRA examination on an external, remote-proctored platform. Candidates can schedule an exam by paying the exam fee. Once the exam fee payment is done and exam registration is confirmed, the exam platform sends out the exam link by email to the candidates. Candidates can appear for the exam anytime any day within the next 1 year through this exam link from any place. Candidates need a good internet connection and a functional camera on their PC/ Laptop to appear for this exam.