About Us

Chartered Institute of Financial and Investment Analysts, Nigeria 

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.

The Institute’s position  as catalyst in Financial and Investment analysis seek to provide a bridge within two key elements paramount to every individual and nations’ economy which are Finance and Investment through dedication to true professionalism, humanitarian efforts, educational advancement, corporation and understanding.

Provide good governance, welfare and direction for all its members on the principle of equality, fairness and due process and for the purpose of enhancing the overall development of the institute.

Develop a formidable Institution; as catalyst and change agent in Financial and Investment analysis relevant globally.

Serves as Economic, Financial and Investment advisers to Government and organised private sectors.



  • A Professional and Examination Body Recognized by law of Federal republic of Nigeria (HB 295-Bill Passed)
  • Accredited as Professional Management Training Institute by an organ of Federal Government of Nigeria.(Center For Management Training(CMD)
  • Member of Association of International Financial and Investment Analysts.(A Pan African entity )
  • International Affiliation/Recognition
  • We are a veritable organization and strategic change agent.
  • We take pride in total development of our members

We are positioned to arrange several strategic programs and trainings that are more regular to develop in our members and all participants standards that are essential to face the challenges in the volatile economy globally. .

Dr Prince Chinacherem Nwakanma(Senior Lecturer-University of Portharcout, River State,Nigeria) - President/Chairman of Council

Our Vision : B-O-N-D:-

Becoming An Organ of National Development.

Our mission : S-T-O-C-K:-

Strive Technically and Operationally to Contribute to Knowledge and Society.

cifian6-1Distinction Of Analyst’ PROFESSION

The Practice of this Profession is highly technical, it requires an outstanding knowledge to appraise, research ,evaluate critically investment trends, factors, policies and environments before arriving at decision. However, the profession takes its folds of expert from but distinct from Accounting, Economics,Banking,Stock dealers etc. The core area of financial and investment profession is not limited, is to oversee the whole of economic gamut with a view to outlay proper direction for economic prosperity.

We are fully recognized

The Professional and Examination Body recognized by law of Federal Republic of Nigeria and other statutory Institutions regulating the formation of the like Institute(HB 295-PASSED) CIFIAN enjoys every rights, privileges and legal backing which other institutes enjoy.

Becoming a member

Membership of the Institute is opened to applicants who must be graduates at HND, B.Sc, professional qualifications or equivalents with fulfillment of practical experience shall be admitted in a manner recognized / approved by the council. There are categories of membership namely Affiliate, Associate, Full-Member,Fellow and Honorary Fellow.

Continue Education/Constant Development is key

Our Constitution provides that members 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 aims at constantly improving / updating members’ professional skills and latest development in the practice of Financial and Investment.

Membership dues

Section 34 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.

Our Working Processin 3 steps

Our operational concern spans through the underlisted areas,ensuring qualitative delivery,total human capital development relevant in current global trends.

Membership / Certification

Enrolling through Direct Membership Conversion and required Examinations

Total Development

High impact professional courses (METAD), Seminars, Open conferences and other tailored training programs to meet individual needs.

Delivery on Professional Services/Networking

International Conferencing Strategic Educational Research Consultancy/Advisory services Job Placement/Industrial Linkage Business Referrals/Recommendation