CFA Institute


The Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) credential is one of the most respected and recognized investment designations in the world.


To meet the organisation’s goal of increasing incremental CFA Program candidate growth, ThisCity worked with the CFA to grow a database of student prospects that can be nurtured with relevant content marketing and encouraged to register for one of the programs.


ThisCity created an interactive Career Mapping Tool that encouraged engagement between the user and the CFA Institute brand and helps the user to determine whether CFA Program, Claritas or CIPM is right for them.


The Mapping Tool is fully integrated with the CFA Institute corporate website and is responsive to create a seamless user experience on PC, mobile and tablet.

Cross-platform/responsive design

Fully responsive, mobile-friendly and IE7 compatible, this site received over 140,000 hits in the first week of launching. Users were able to share their specific result in social media, using bespoke Open Graph API integration.


Typographical choices and rules for the organization of contents

In consultation with the CFA’s marketing, creative development, education and web service teams were able to enhance their creative brand guidelines in order for the implementation of a responsive design grid adapted to all supports

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Design of functional icon use

To increase engagement and encourage completion of the quiz, ThisCity conveyed core messages via iconography, encouraging the feeling of support and partnership between participants and the CFA. Iconography is supported by clear text and a direct call to action throughout both design and film graphics.

Metrics &

We measured the engagement with the mapping tool (e.g. visits, time on site, completion, forwards, shares) and the number of student prospects in the CFA Program, Claritas and CIPM database.

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Unique visitors conversion.


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Global Mapping Tool campaign generated valuable and measurable data.


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Focused on key markets including USA, Canada, UK, South Africa, China, India and Australia.


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Seven Degree disciplines targeted.


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Brand Consistency LON, NYC, HK, SGP

From documenting CFA prize winners in Hong Kong and New York to following student journeys to the Research Challenge final in Singapore, here's a selection of films we have produced.

  • Following the winner of the CFA Institute student competition on their trip to Hong Kong

  • One day in New York with the CFA Institute student competition

  • Capturing the excitement of the CFA Institute Global Research Challenge final in Singapore