GLG to Offer CFA Institute Continuing Education Credits


November 11, 2015

Professional Learning Platform Approved to Help Finance Professionals Keep Learning

New York, New York; November 11, 2015 — GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.) announced today that it has been approved by the CFA Institute, which confers the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, to provide continuing education (CE) credits to CFA Institute members at GLG client firms. GLG is the world’s leading platform for professional learning, connecting top companies, consultancies, and investors to its more than 425,000 members and other experts. GLG client firms include many of the top employers of CFA Institute members.

“This partnership with the CFA Institute reflects our continued commitment to helping the world’s top professionals learn,” said GLG Head of North American Financial Services James Sharpe. “Providing CFA continuing education credits demonstrates and formalizes our commitment to supporting investment professionals in all the ways they need to learn.”

CFA Institute members are encouraged to complete 20 hours of CE credits annually. GLG clients will be able to earn CE credits through qualifying GLG learning and development programming, including in-person seminars and webcasts. When Institute members RSVP to GLG events with their CFA Member IDs, their credits will automatically be logged into their CFA accounts. In 2014, GLG hosted more than 2,400 events around the world, including nearly 300 that would be eligible for CFA Institute CE credits.

GLG was founded in 1998 to serve professionals who needed perspective they couldn’t find in one-size-fits-all industry reports, courses, or conferences. Today GLG facilitates thousands of connections a week between the world’s leading investors, entrepreneurs, corporations, consulting firms, nonprofits, and startups – and a membership of 425,000 policy specialists, academics, engineers, former C-level managers, professional leaders, and other subject matter experts.

About GLG / Gerson Lehrman Group

GLG is the world’s leading platform for professional learning. Business leaders, investors, consultants, social entrepreneurs, and other top professionals rely on GLG to learn in short- and long-term engagements from more than 425,000 members and other experts. Clients partner with GLG to address their most complex strategic challenges, make better business decisions, and advance their careers through conversations, mentorships, small group convenings, surveys, and other interactions—all within a rigorous compliance framework. Global, technology-driven, and nimble, GLG’s approximately 1,000 employees work in 22 offices in 12 countries. For more information visit