Conner Framptom Earns Chartered Financial Analyst® Designation

Conner Framptom, Vice President and Trust Portfolio Manager with Paducah Bank’s Wealth Management Division, recently earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) designation.
To earn the CFA charter, candidates must pass all three levels of the exam, which is considered one of the most rigorous in the global investment management profession; meet the work experience requirements; commit to uphold the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct; and become a member of CFA Institute. Successful candidates take an average of four years to complete the CFA  Program. 
“I heartily congratulate those candidates who were able to sit for the December exams and pass their respective levels,” said Margaret Franklin, CFA, President and CEO, CFA Institute. “It is a tribute to the resilience and dedication of these candidates to have persevered with their exam preparation in the midst of all of the uncertainty brought on by the pandemic. Well done to all candidates progressing to the next level of the exams and to those who are now on the path to earning their CFA charter.”
Peg Jobst, Managing Director of Credentialing at CFA Institute, commented: “CFA Institute uses rigorous, industry accepted processes to ensure we maintain a consistent and fair passing standard.” 
“I am very proud of Conner for this significant achievement.” said Paducah Bank President Mardie Herndon. “In addition to the newly achieved CFA designation, Conner earned his MBA from Murray State University and is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU in Dallas, TX.  He is committed to the future of our franchise and brings a unique perspective built upon his lifelong awareness of our wonderful community. Conner’s achievement of the CFA designation differentiates our team in every way. Our expansion of Wealth Management solutions will continue as we seek to offer distinctive capabilities delivered locally, by highly accredited industry professionals.”
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