Graduates who have passed the SFAA exams are entitled to use the corresponding designations after or under their names.
CIIA and CIWM designations
- Jane Doe, CIIA
- John Doe, CIWM
Designations for Swiss diplomas
- Jane Doe
Diplomierte Finanzanalytikerin und Vermögensverwalterin
Analyste financierère et gestionnaire de fortunes
Analista finanziaria e amministratrice di patrimoni diplomata
Diplomierter Finanz- und Anlageexperte
Experte diplomé en finance et investissements
Esperto diplomato in finanza e investimenti
- John Doe
Diplomierter Experte in Finanzmarktoperationen FMO
Expert en opération des marchés financiers FMO diplomé
Experto in operazioni dei mercati finanziari FMO diplomato
Note: there are no abbreviations for the Swiss designations and no translation in English
These are just the designations awarded by SFAA. You may naturally use other letters and designations as well. This also includes the CEFA (Certified European Financial Analyst) formerly awarded by SFAA. This has been replaced by the CIIA and is no longer awarded by SFAA. The CEFA designation can naturally continue to be used.
Note: the holder of a CEFA may not exchange it for another designation (e.g. CIIA) without authorisation. Candidates who wish to gain the CIIA must sit part of the final examination (Final l and Final ll).
Use of the designations on business cards
The designations may naturally be used on business cards. The examples above serve as a basis.