What are the building blocks, the practical strategies, with which investment professionals can establish client relationships based on authentic trust? A new Future of Finance study has some answers. Robert Stammers, CFA, explains.
Markets assume a context entirely out of view of their participants, which can have deleterious effects for both suppliers and demanders, Jason Voss, CFA, observes in the latest installment of his Where Markets Fail series.
Has an employer's business practices ever created ethical concerns for you? Has it affected your career? CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers weighed in, and Julia VanDeren analyzes the surprising results.
The “invisible hand” of the free market can hurt as well as help participants. The authors, who are Nobel Prize–winning economists, argue that as long as there is profit to be made, sellers will exploit our psychological and behavioral weaknesses through manipulation and deception.
It's conceivable slavery made it into your clothing or perhaps even the circuits that you are using to read this. It shouldn't be that way. The case against slavery is about more than just morality. It’s about money and a material risk to a broad cross section of widely owned businesses that is underappreciated, potentially disastrous, and (in time) easily mitigated.
Investment professionals across the globe need to take the long view and bend the arc of the future away from being self-focused and toward caring about others. And in so doing, we can create a force for good, says Daniel Goleman.
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Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton told the House Financial Services Committee that the agency may extend the deadline for submitting comments on its proposed standard for financial advice beyond the customary 90 days. Clayton said he would decide about extending the Aug. 7 deadline "in August." ThinkAdvisor (free registration) (21 Jun.)
The US Supreme Court has ruled in a 7-2 decision the way the Securities and Exchange Commission appoints administrative law judges is unconstitutional. The SEC employs five administrative law judges, but the ruling might have ramifications for almost 2,000 fellow judges, who consider issues such as patent disputes and trade matters. Reuters (21 Jun.)
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