Sorenson earns CFA status

Published 12:05 am Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Clint Sorenson, a financial consultant at Gunnett and Best Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in Goldsboro, has earned the prestigious chartered financial analyst designation.

The first credential of its kind, the CFA charter represents a tradition of upholding the highest standards of education and integrity in the investment profession. The CFA charter is recognized globally by employers, investment professionals and investors 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 a graduate-level, self-study curriculum and series of three intensive examinations taken sequentially, which, in total, takes an average of four years. Preparation for the three exams typically requires at least 900 combined hours of study.

Administered worldwide in English, the three-level CFA exam covers topics including ethical and professional standards; quantitative methods; economic, financial reporting and analysis, corporate finance, investment tools, asset classes and portfolio management and wealth planning.

Sorenson is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sorenson and his wife, Lauren, live in Winterville.