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Using CFA if not a member anymore


Just a quick question.

A colleague of mine asked the company where we work to add the CFA designation in the business card and in the email. This colleague was a charterholder till about 7 years ago, when he decided to stop paying the annual membership fee.

I do not care about it, but I am curious to understand what could happen if someone tell the CFA Institute about it.

Thank you

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I’m sure that their lawyers will ask him to stop: copyright infringement.

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They’ll send Seal Team 6 to shred his business cards

I would care more if I were you. He should pay his dues. Everyone else does. Otherwise he shouldn’t use the letters. He has an integrity problem and I hope it doesn’t reflect on the charter by diminishing its reputation at your office, for your clients, and in your community. 

Financial Planner
BBA (Finance & International Business) 1998,
MBA (With a Global Perspecytive) 2011,
ChFC® 2018, CLU® 2019
Owns an Independent RIA/Insurance Agency
Series 65, Life, Annuities, Health (Expired 6,63)