Numbers at Glance
Started as a small group of sell-side analysts on Wall Street is now a global association of over 4,500 members worldwide.
The CMT Association began in New York in 1967 as an informal meeting of a group of technical analysts.
Ralph Acampora, John Brooks and John Greeley are credited as the founders. The original 18 members incorporated the CMT Association as a not-for-profit association in 1973.
Initially they met to discuss the subject of Technical Analysis but eventually realized that there was a need to qualify professionals who pursued the highest education within the discipline and were dedicated to the practice of the trade.
There was born the CMT Program, and the organization authorized a certification program and began developing and administering exams in the mid-late 1980’s. Charters were awarded to the first graduates of the CMT Program in 1989.
In 2005, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) submitted a rule filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to accept the CMT Program levels 1 and 2 exams as an alternative to the Series 86 examination required of financial analysts.
The first office outside New York was set up in Mumbai India in 2018 as the CMT Association began its expansion in the Asia Pacific region.
And in 2021 the India Liaison office converts to the Asia Pacific Office. Special board subcommittee setup to promote growth in the Asia Pacific Region.