Who we are


About Us

Chartered Institute of Financial and Investment Analysts, Nigeria (CIFIAN) is a veritable Professional and Examination body for Financial/Investment Analysts in Nigeria. The institute’s mandate is to determine standard, regulate practice, create platform for constant professional development of its’ members, ensure relevance and compliance to global best practices.


Chartered Institute of Financial and Investment Analysts, Nigeria (Member: Association of International Financial and Investment Analysts.) is a professional and examination body for Financial/Investment experts. The institute is positioned as catalyst and strategic change agent in financial and investment analysis, to educate, promote, teach the Art and Science of Finance and Investment, also to serve as consultant, adviser, analyzing financial and investment issues, giving expert advice where/when necessary.


The Institute is recognized by law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (Bill HB 295 fully passed at the 7th assembly, recommitted to 8th assembly for further legislative action) and other statutory Institutions regulating the formation of the alike Institutions. Therefore, CIFIAN enjoys every right, privileges and legal backing.


Membership of the Institute is offered to applicant who must be a graduate at HND, B.Sc, Professional qualification or its equivalents with fulfillment of practical experiences, shall be admitted in a manner recognized / approved by the council.

These categories of membership includes

Affiliate, Associate, Full member and Fellow, (AF.FIA),(A.CFIA), (M.CFIA), (F.CFIA) respectively.

Mandatory Training /Seminar

The constitution of CIFIAN provides that membership can only be sustained and promoted through attendance of regular workshops, conferences and seminars organized under the auspices of the unit of the Institute. This aimed at constantly improving / updating members’ professional skills and latest development in the practice of Financial and Investment.

Annual Subscription

Section 34 (CIFIAN Bill) states conditions whereby membership could be sustained or delisted, it is an offence for any member not to pay up or delay in payment of his or her subscription fees.

Globalization of the Institute

The Institute is relevant globally, with presence and affiliations in the Northern America-Canada, USA and Norway. Consultation is ongoing to create enabling platform for members to practice globally.

Foreign affiliations

  1. Certified Institute of Funds & Investment Professionals, South-Africa
  2. Chartered Institute of Trade & Investment Experts, South-Africa
  3. Chartered Institute of Financial & Investment Analysts, Ghana
  4. Norwegian –African Business Association

Our real essence


We exist to impact your professional beyond expectation

Our Mission

Our mission : S-T-O-C-K:- Strive Technically and Operationally to Contribute to Knowledge and Society.

Our Vision

Our Vision : B-O-N-D: Becoming An Organ of National Development.

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