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Financial Misconduct Trends: Conflicts of Interest and False Performance Claims

What are the current trends in financial industry conduct cases and what can investment professionals do to mitigate ethical risks? Financial compliance expert Jeffrey Stith shares his insights with Crystal Detamore.

The Rise of Active Indexing through ETFs

The real ETF-inspired disruption is in active indexing, says Joanne M. Hill.

Chinese Government Bonds: The Elephant in the Room

China’s government fixed-income market constitutes a US $12-trillion opportunity, according to Emil Nguy.

Structured Data: Benefits to Small Companies

CFA Institute believes the debate over US House of Representatives Bill HR 5054, Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act of 2018, should not focus on the cost increase of an outsourced, or “bolt-on,” service for producing XBRL-formatted reports.

Why Everyone Hates Finance and What to Do about It

"Finance is being demonized, and it's being demonized because people don't understand it," Mihir A. Desai says. "If we want to stop demonization, we have to make it accessible."

ESG Investing’s Growing Influence

The integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into the institutional investment analysis and decision-making process is a mega-trend that investors can no longer ignore, says Emily Chew.

The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming!

The robots are coming. But they’re not as smart or technologically advanced as we think, says Kate Darling.

Ethics in Practice: Violated Professional Standards or Not? Case for Week of 21 May

Determining whether someone has violated standards of professional conduct is not always black and white. Read on and decide what you think of both analysts’ actions in this week’s case.

Why Everyone Hates Finance, and What to Do about It

"Finance is being demonized, and it's being demonized because people don't understand it," Mihir A. Desai says. "If we want to stop demonization, we have to make it accessible."

Looking for an Asset Management Job in Asia? Time to Measure Up

Be prepared to learn — and more importantly, demonstrate — new career competencies when looking for financial services opportunities in Asia.