Blaylock earns CFA designation

Alan Blaylock, associate professor of finance at Henderson State University, has earned the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

The CFA charter represents a tradition of upholding the highest standards of education and integrity in the investment profession. Employers, investment professionals, and investors recognize the charter globally 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.

Blaylock received his Ph.D. in finance from Mississippi State University in 2003 and has been with Henderson State since August 2011. As a recognized university in the CFA Institute’s University Recognition Program, Henderson may award up to three CFA Program scholarships annually that reduce the program and exam fees for the CFA Level I exam. Having a faculty member who is a CFA charter holder increases the number of scholarships that can be awarded to five.