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Requiring the Use of the Legal Entity Identifier

CFA Institute believes all companies should be required to maintain and report the Legal Entity Identifier of a registrant and its major subsidiaries.

Financial Self-Defense: Preventing Fraud and Mischief

Private investigator L. Burke Files talks to Norb Vonnegut about how criminals think, how they behave, and how financial advisers can spot their bad offerings and protect their clients from financial malfeasance.

Where Are Fees and Expenses Not Costs?

In the often-alternative world of alternative investing, says Preston McSwain.

Ethics in Practice: Side Job in a Comedy Club is Fine, Right? Case for Week of 22 January

Ethical dilemmas can crop up in so many different scenarios, even ones that seem unrelated to our daily professional work. This week’s case explores one such scenario.

Power of Attorney: What Every Financial Adviser Should Know

The most important financial document your clients can sign is a power of attorney (POA). Katya Sverdlov, CFA, JD, explains.

Ethics in Practice: Oh No! Accidental Facebook Post! Case for Week of 15 January

Can an honest mistake actually end up being an ethical or professional conduct violation? Read this week’s case and you decide.

How to See the Hidden Risks of ETFs

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a great way to fulfill client objectives, but they also create a handful of opportunities to miss the mark. So advisers need to be vigilant. 

Timing the Market: Momentum and Beyond

Pedro Barroso and his colleagues have studied the studied the time-varying volatility of momentum. among other equity factors, and its usefulness in managing exposure to momentum and its crashes.

Luis Viceira: Activism, Indexing, and the Investment Management Workshop (IMW)

Luis Viceira of the Harvard Business School talks to Paul Kovarsky, CFA, about the industry-specific strategic issues facing our profession and his experiences running the Investment Management Workshop (IMW).

US Corporate Tax Cuts: Investors Should Request Companies Include Income Tax Footnote with 2017 Earnings Release

Investors need to request that the companies they invest in include the income tax footnote along with their 2017 earnings release. Sandra Peters, CFA, explains why.