Robert M. Clinger III earns Licensed International Financial Analyst Charter from the International Research Association

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (PR Web), October 20, 2009—Highland Global Business Valuations (, a premiere international business valuation firm, is pleased to announce that its founder Robert M Clinger III has successfully completed the certification process with the International Research Association ( to earn the Licensed International Financial Analyst (LIFA) charter.

In the announcement, Highland Global spokesman, Sebastian G. Peréy commented, “The Licensed International Financial Analyst charter signifies the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards in the global investment industry. In earning the LIFA charter, Mr. Clinger has met the IRA’s rigorous standards of professionalism, expertise, and integrity in the fields of global financial and investment analysis.   In addition, we are pleased to announce the Mr. Clinger is only the second LIFA charter recipient in the State of South Carolina. In earning the LIFA designation, Mr. Clinger has completed the triumvirate of coveted valuation and financial analysis designations, having also successfully earned the Certified Business Appraiser designation from the Institute of Business Appraisers and the Accredited Valuation Analyst designation from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Few valuation and international financial analysts offer the depth of knowledge, experience and understanding of valuation and financial theory, investment principles, and current capital markets in an increasingly global marketplace as those who have earned this trio of designations.”

To be awarded the LIFA charter, the candidate is required to successfully complete educational requirements and testing that displays a mastery of its rigorous curriculum. This body of knowledge reflects the most current and important topics and standards for the investment professional in today’s global marketplace. It is primarily concerned with the areas of ethics, economics, international markets, quantitative analysis, financial statement analysis, fixed-income investments, equity investments, derivative instruments, alternative investments, and portfolio management. The LIFA program is consistent with the culmination of a rigorous MBA level curriculum.

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