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CIMA-ANSI News Release Template

Note: This is a sample news release to announce the ANSI accreditation of the CIMA® certification. Customize this news release by replacing the gold areas with your personal information.

(Place on Corporate/Personal Letterhead)

<Name> Holds Prestigious Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) Certification CIMA Certification Accredited by American National Standards Institute

FOR RELEASE:<Month Day, Year>



<City, State>—<Month Day, Year>—<Name>, CIMA®, <your position> at <your company’s name> in <City, State>, earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst® certification in <year earned>. Since 1988, CIMA certification, which is delivered by Investments & Wealth Institute (Institute), has been the only credential designed specifically for advanced investment consultants.

The CIMA certification program was recognized in April 2011 as the first financial services designation in the United States to earn accreditation by American National Standards Institute (ANSI®) under an international personnel certification standard. ANSI is a private non-profit organization that is known as the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system. The organization aims to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers.

The CIMA certification identifies individuals who have met extensive experience and ethical requirements and successfully completed advanced investment management consulting coursework provided through one of three top-20 business schools in the United States: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, or the Yale School of Management. CIMA professionals must pass a certification exam covering a wide range of in-depth investment topics. Additionally, those who earn the certification must agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements, and adhere to the Institute’s Code of Professional Responsibility.

“The CIMA certification program maintains the high standards we’ve developed over the years by continuing to focus on the ‘Four Es’ – experience, education, examination, and ethics,” said Sean R. Walters, CAE, executive director and CEO of the Institute. “As a result, CIMA certification has become the new standard for investment advice in financial services.”

The Investments & Wealth Institute is a professional association, advanced education provider, and standards body for financial advisors, investment consultants, and wealth managers who embrace excellence and ethics. Through our events, continuing education courses, and acclaimed certifications—Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®), Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) and Retirement Management Advisor® (RMA®)—the Institute delivers rigorous, highly practical education.

INVESTMENTS & WEALTH INSTITUTE® is a registered mark of Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. doing business as Investments & Wealth Institute. CIMA®, CERTIFIED INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT ANALYST®, CIMC®, CPWA®, and CERTIFIED PRIVATE WEALTH ADVISOR® are registered certification marks of Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. doing business as Investments & Wealth Institute. RMA® and RETIREMENT MANAGEMENT ADVISOR®are marks owned by Investment Management Consultants Association Inc. doing business as Investments & Wealth Institute.