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Join CFA Society VBA Netherlands

​CFA Society VBA Netherlands is an association of local investment professionals with around 2,200 members spread across the Netherlands representing all subsectors in the industry. Join our dynamic and growing network!  

Membership in CFA Society VBA Netherlands helps to supplement your professional and career development through networking, knowledge sharing, and continuing education events and courses. 

Regular and affiliate members not only benefit from local activities as a member of CFA Society VBA Netherlands. They are also member of CFA Institute and will enjoy access to CFA Institute's wide assortment of content, publications, research, events and conferences and the possibility to register Professional Learning activities (PL) in the PL diary. Learn more about benefits of membership in CFA Institute here and more about CFA Institute content here.

Membership in CFA Society VBA Netherlands is open to everyone working in the investment industry. We gladly welcome new members.  

Learn more about our Society, our mission and our governance.

Benefits of membership 

​As a member of CFA Society VBA Netherlands you will be able to: 

  • Attend free and discounted high-profile local events and high quality courses
  • Network with peers in the Dutch or global financial industry
  • Actively participate and share knowledge in specialised committees 
  • Access a wide variety of Professional Learning offerings and track and manage your PL with an online tracking tool. 
  • Be part of an effective and collective voice advocating for the profession through engagement with industry associations, policy makers and regulators
  • Stay abreast of the latest trends and research that affect the financial industry 
  • Take advantage of local professional and career development opportunities 
  • Access additional resources, such as the job portal and volunteering positions
  • Enjoy access to a wide variety of written and on-line content, webinars and research, in English and in Dutch on both local and global content, some of which is available only to members

Learn more about the benefits of membership in our flyer​.  

Membership Categories 

Membership categories include RegularAffiliate, Retired (including temporary professional leave) and the newly introduced Candidate Membership.  Read more about the conditions for membership below.

Regular and Affiliate members enjoy the exact same benefits, the only exception being that Affiliate members are not allowed to vote on CFA Institute issues.

Retired status applies if you are retired or request temporary dispensation for reasons of family, health, change of profession or loss of employment but wish to maintain your relationship with the Society. A different application process and fee apply. Contact us for information.

Participants in our multi year educational programs can opt for candidate membership.


Membership category Intended for Conditions
Affiliate member

(Annual membership dues: $400)
Investment professionals who do not meet the requirements of regular membership and do not intend to participate in the CFA Program or CIPM Program.
Regular member
(Annual membership dues: $400)
Investment professionals directly involved in or supporting the investment decision-making process
Candidate Member
(Annual membership dues: €80)
Registered candidates of the CFA, RBA, RMFI and CIPM programs and CFA Charter Pending candidates for a maximum of three years. It is a local membership, meaning you will have access to benefits offered by CFA Society VBA Netherlands.
  • Currently enrolled in the CFA, RBA, RMFI or CIPM program
  • Local benefits only; local application procedure here.
  • Maximum of 3 years


Application process

​Membership in CFA Society VBA Netherlands is conditional upon membership in CFA Institute and the same terms apply. CFA Institute manages the membership application, acceptance and payment process. When you apply for membership at CFA Institute you are requested to also join the local society. It is possible to become a member of CFA Institute only. The same conditions apply for membership, but the member would receive only CFA Institute content and benefits and not have access to local benefits. For new members, the below membership conditions apply. Apply for membership in CFA Institute and CFA Society VBA Netherlands here.

Regular and Affiliate Membership in CFA Society VBA Netherlands amounts to $400 annually and the membership year runs from July until June. Of your annual dues, $275 goes to CFA Institute (who invests it further in content development and member services) and $125 to the local society.

Learn more about the application conditions and process here or apply for membership here.

Learn more about the new Candidate Membership class, and how to apply here.

Members are responsible for providing the necessary information and keeping their personal data up-to-date. Find more information on how to manage your membership and how to find members.

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