Standards, Ethics & Regulations (SER)

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The 10 Keys to a Retirement System That Works

When clients ask you whether the hodgepodge of social security programs, private savings accounts, and employer-sponsored retirement plans that we collectively rely on will be sufficient to provide them with a comfortable living after they stop working, you probably have an easy answer at the ready. “Ha!” Read more

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Book Review: Wall Street Research

Wall Street Research: Past, Present, and Future

The story of sell-side security analysis is still unfolding, but for an up-to-date account, this book serves the reader extremely well. The authors provide illuminating examples of recent innovations in the production and distribution of research and offer valuable insight by applying economic models in novel ways. Read more

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Forum: The Future of Active Management

The travails of active managers in recent years have been well-chronicled. Their poor collective performance has led investors to flee actively managed funds for passive products and others to question their relevance. To better understand the challenges facing active managers today, the industry’s response to those challenges, and the likely future state of the industry, CFA Institute is hosting an online forum as part of its Future of Finance initiative. Read more

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Solutions to a Misbehaving Finance Industry

Solutions to a Misbehaving Finance Industry

Excessive financialization sucks in talented young graduates from more useful occupations, invents superfluously complex financial products, misdirects investment capital into bubbles, and if unchecked by effective regulation, encourages many evils. So, is this evidence of a finance sector malfunctioning so badly that it will inevitably lead to capitalism’s demise? Read more

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Ethics and Finance: Candid Insights from John Hendry

Ethics and Finance: Candid Insights from John Hendry

Does the financial services field constitute a profession? Are its practitioners more prone to ethical lapses than those in other sectors? Does it contribute to inequality? In this provocative interview, Cambridge University professor John Hendry, author of Ethics and Finance: An Introduction, offers some startling answers and considers ways to make financial services more ethical. Read more

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