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Corporate Finance Institute® (CFI)

Welcome to CFI

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We envision a future where anyone can become a world-class financial analyst and have a meaningful career.

The modern financial analyst requires a well-rounded skill set that takes time to acquire. Some of the skills are developed in university, where students master the theory of accounting, economics, and finance. Some skills are developed on the job, where analysts learn practical applications and company-specific approaches to analysis. And finally, some of the skills come from experience and developing a strong business intuition.

At CFI, we combine all three skillsets – theory, application, and intuition – into a condensed, self-paced program that can be taken anytime, anywhere.

CFI’s Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)™ program was designed based on over 20 years of financial analyst training experience delivered by our instructors at large global banks and institutions such as BlackRock, Credit Suisse, HSBC, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Merry Lynch, Bank of America, Citi, and more.

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CFI courses give you practical skills, templates, and tools to move up the finance ladder. We pick up where business school leaves off to teach you on-the-job aspects of corporate finance, investment banking, corporate development, FP&A, treasury, accounting, and more.

CFI courses are taught by professional Wall Street trainers, who have been teaching classes for new hires at global investment banks for over twenty years.

Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA)™ Program

CFI is the official global provider of the Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA)™ designation. This intensive program is delivered to aspiring finance professionals around the world who want to become world-class financial analysts.

History and Background of CFI

CFI traces its roots back to professor Walter Reid at the London Business School. CFI was incorporated as a joint venture with MDA Training (MDA), a London-based financial training company with over 20 years of experience delivering intensive multi-week training programs at global investment banks and financial institutions.

MDA Training was incorporated in 1988 by Professor Walter Reid, who was one of the founding professors of The London Business School (LBS).

At CFI, we pride ourselves on offering the best online courses and training for financial modeling, valuation, and other corporate finance topics.

The instructors at CFI and MDA have worked together to deliver training programs at the following institutions.


 Training Experience 
Allied Irish BankATB FinancialBank of America
BlackRockBNP ParibasCiti Group
Credit SuisseDeutsche BankGlenview Capital
HSBCHuntsman ChemicalsInvesco Perpetual
JP MorganMerrill LynchM&G Investments
MUFG SecuritiesRoyal Bank of ScotlandSalesforce.com
Société GeneraleStandard Life AberdeenTD Bank


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