CFA UK Mentoring 2021

Mentoring Programme 2021

Take your career to the next level with our mentoring scheme

Be a mentor Be a mentee

CFA UK’s Mentoring Programme is a volunteer-led initiative and experience that supports members in developing skills to grow and advance their careers. The programme assigns a suitable investment professional as a mentor to support, challenge, and provide opportunities for mentees to realise their goals and objectives.

The programme is open to all CFA UK members and matched mentoring pairs are expected to sign up for a minimum of 6 months to support each other.

Benefits of our mentoring experience

  • Grow your network through different career stages and organisations 
  • Be part of a fast growing and innovative community of mentors and mentees
  • Broaden your personal understanding of key themes, such as inclusion and diversity and how to build a diverse team
  • Receive dedicated training on how to be an effective mentor and mentee for further personal development
  • Gain access to interactive networking events for the mentoring community
  • Join the Mentoring Programme Working Group to help shape and improve the future of this initiative
  • Receive other opportunities to get involved in the wider CFA UK volunteer community

 Why become a mentor?

 Why become a mentee?

Shizuka Suga, CFA, Research Director, shares her experiences as a CFA UK mentor. 

Shizuka Suga, CFA

Anil Gademsetty, CFA, Portfolio Manager, shares his experience as a CFA UK mentee.

Anil Gademsetty, CFA

  • Develop leadership and coaching skills
  • Enhance your communication and networking skills
  • Gain new perspectives and fresh ideas
  • Help shape the investment professionals of tomorrow

  • Increase confidence and self-awareness
  • Develop a clear focus on career development goals
  • Improve technical and/or soft skills
  • Expand professional and personal networks
 Be a mentor  Be a mentee


The Mentoring Programme 2021 is being overseen by the CFA UK Mentoring working group: Yifan Chen, CFA, Zubair Farid, CFA, Patricia Perlman-Dee, CFA, David Scribner, CFA, Francisca Van Dijken, CFA (lead) and Sally Wright, CFA

If you have any questions or queries, please contact the group directly on