Chartered Financial Analyst

The Executive Education & Development Office-College of Business at Alfaisal University is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA Level 1) Exam Preparation Program. The program is led by a group of qualified subjects matter industry expert trainers.

Begin your journey to become a Chartered Financial Analyst. Gain the skills and expertise in Quantitative Methods, Economics, Financial Statement Analysis, Corporate Issuers-Corporate Structures & Ownership, Equity, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Alternative Investments, Portfolio Management, Ethical and Professional Standards.

Chartered Financial Analyst

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) is a globally recognized professional designation offered by the CFA Institute for investment and finance professionals. It provides a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills.

What is CFA Charter

A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter is a designation given to those who have completed the CFA Program and completed acceptable work experience requirements. The CFA Program is a three-part exam (Level I, Level II, and Level III).

CFA Advantage:
  • Gain industry-wide recognition
  • CFA recognition is one of the MOST recognized investment designations in the world
  • Have a strong network locally and globally
  • Get a higher compensation job

Program Information

Starting Date

Sunday, August 27th, 2023

Training Format

In-person (Instructor-led)

Program Duration

Eleven (11 weeks) program-from August 27th, 2023-November 8th, 2023


Alfaisal University Campus, Riyadh, (Takassusi Street)-College of Business


SAR 15,000 - Including the Essential Package from Kaplan Schweser (Digital Materials)

CFA Level 1 Program
Printed Materials
  • ***Printed Materials-will be ordered & delivered upon candidates’ request
  • The 15,000SAR program fees includes the cost of Kaplan Schweser Printed Materials.
  • Printed Materials and upon candidates’ request, will be ordered by the Executive Education & Development Office, shipped, and delivered to designated candidates’ mailing addresses by Kaplan -shipping charges will apply.
  • Fees of Kaplan Schweser Digital Materials & Printed Materials is “Standard”

Program Schedule

CFA Level 1 Program Calendar


Evening Sessions; Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays-from 6:00PM-9:00PM

Program Language


CFA Professional Trainers

Mr. Ghanem Al Ghanem

Mr. Ghanem AlGhanem, CFA, FRM, is an investment professional focused on developing and implementing asset allocation and investment strategies for institutions and high net-worth investors.

In addition, Ghanem is an adjunct Financial Modeling and CFA instructor covering various topics of expertise including (Equity, Fixed Income, Alternative Investments, Quantitative Methods, Economics, and Portfolio Management). Mr. Ghanem holds two master’s degrees from Drexel University, an MBA, & master’s in Finance, has an Advanced Certificate in Portfolio Management from New York University, Financial Risk Manager Certification, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Mr. Mohammad Farroukh, CFA

Mr. Mohammad Farroukh, CFA, is a Treasury professional and Vice President – Senior Dealer covering DM and EM Credit Fixed Income and oversees the Fixed Income and Investment Portfolio at Riyad Bank.

Prior to joining Riyad Bank, Mr. Farroukh held the position of Senior Investment Portfolio Advisor covering Shariah Fixed Income at Alinma Bank. Before that, he was a Fund Manager at a private asset management firm and Dealer at Arab National bank. He has over 14 years of Investment & Portfolio Management experience covering several asset classes including Fixed Income, Equities, Derivatives, Private Equity and Alternative Investments.

Mr. Farroukh is a CFA instructor covering various topics including Fixed Income, Equity, Alternative Investments and Portfolio Management. Mr. Farroukh holds a degree in Corporate and Investment Finance from the American University of Beirut and is a Chartered Financial Analyst since 2012.

Adel Almomen, PhD. CFA, FRM

Is a financial consultant and advisor. Dr. Adel is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Prince Sultan University. Assistant Professor of Finance and Investment at Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University.

Dr. Almomen holds a PhD in Finance from the University of North Texas. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charter holder and a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).

Dr. Adel serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee, THARWAT FOR FINANCIAL SECURITIES, and serves as a Member of the Board of Directors, ASSOCIATION FOR SOCIAL ECONOMICS. He also serves as an Audit Committee Member, TELAD INVESTMENTS

Mr. Umair Khalid, CFA, Managing Director

With 10+ years of experience in the field of investment banking, corporate finance, risk management, financial advisory, and research, Umair brings with him a diversified set of skills.

His previous work experience includes serving as a Senior Advisor at KPMG as well as multiple Saudi venture capital and investment banking firms.

He also serves as an Investment Committee member and an Advisory Board member for various entities.

Further, he is also an instructor for CFA Program, an author of several published research papers and a seasoned corporate trainer.

Sara Abo-Moati, CFA

An Investment Professional. Experienced in the field of Asset Management with more focus on Equity Research in the MENA region.

Sara is a CFA Charter holder.

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For inquiries, please contact the Executive Education & Development Office at Alfaisal University

Telephone: + 966 11 215 8995 + 966 11 215 7709
Mobile Business Account: 0537741330

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