As an ardent believer in the importance of lifetime professional learning, I am proud to receive a letter from the president of the CFA Institute that recognizes my efforts “for voluntarily attesting to the CFA Institute Continuing Education (CE) Program in 2016.” As Mr. Paul Smith aptly states “Investors deserve to be served by professionals who stay on the cutting edge of the investment management profession and who stand out from their peers …”

This makes Year 24 for me in terms of meeting or surpassing the minimum hours of continuing education credit (now set at 20 hours), including “2 hours in the content areas of Standards, Ethics, and Regulations.” Maybe next year, I’ll get a letter and a cupcake with a candle.