Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets
The Power of Comment Letters to Influence Regulation

One
of the most effective advocacy tools is to write comment letters on regulatory
proposals and then leverage those letters for blogs, conversations with
regulators, Hill staffers, and the media.

Comment
letters can shape the public debate… READ MORE ›

CFA Institute Reaffirms Position on Environmental, Social and Governance Integration

CFA Institute has published its most recent statement on its position concerning on environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration in the investment process. The previous statement was published in 2019 as CFA Institute continued to integrate… READ MORE ›

SEC’s Proposed Exemption for Finders Would Short-Change Investor Protection and Market Transparency

Finders with the right contacts among investors can play useful roles in bridging funding gaps. Unfortunately, however, the world of finders also has a dark side of fraudsters, market manipulators, and bad actors. The SEC's proposed exemption fails to acknowledge this.

DOL Finalizes Rule on ESG Investing: Is “Nonpecuniary” a Synonym for “ESG”?

The final DOL rule is a substantive improvement over the widely opposed original proposal, but industry participants remain concerned about its chilling effect on ESG investing and factor integration, as well as about the integrity of the rulemaking process.

Six Months Left to Apply for US$20,000 Prize on Ethics and Trust in Finance for a Sustainable Future

If you’re under 35 years old and have a strong opinion about the role of ethics in finance, CFA Institute invites you to submit an essay reflecting on the role of ethics to shape a more sustainable… READ MORE ›

Proposed 13F Rule Change Reduces Transparency, May Lack Authority

SEC Rule 13F is seeking to raise the asset threshold for investment managers to report their holdings rom $100 million to $3.5 billion.

Poll Results from the 24th Annual GIPS® Standards Virtual Conference

We asked firms if they comply with the 2010 edition, the 2020 edition, or neither. The majority of firms (74%) still claim compliance with the 2010 new edition. Only 9% have adopted the 2020 edition.

Ten Takeaways from the GIPS® Standards Conference

Key takeaways from the conference that may assist you as your firm transitions to the 2020 edition of the GIPS standards.

SEC Proxy Rule Amendments: Are They Constitutional?

CFA Institute says new US SEC rules pose serious risks to timely, high-quality, and independent financial advice and analysis.

The Power of Nudges in Financial Advice

Beware the nudge: Many people do not realize this, but we often are swayed in our decision-making processes by our emotions, the methods by which products or services are marketed to us, and the context of our current situation or surroundings. Nudges strategically and effectively make use of biases and mental shortcuts to influence behaviour and decisions while preserving freedom of choice.

Blockchain and XBRL: The Myth

Break the myth: The assumption that blockchain could replace XBRL in the production of financial information is incorrect. Blockchain is not a data standard. And XBRL is not a distributed ledger.

Systemic Risk Council Calls for Renewed Debate on Reforms for Financial System Stability

Ahead of a webinar Wednesday, October 14, 2020, the Systemic Risk Council (SRC) today has issued a paper on further possible measures to underpin the resilience and stability of the financial system. The webinar is titled: READ MORE ›

India’s Broking Scandal and Its Aftermath Has Implications for Market Integrity and Efficiency

A brokerage scandal in India led to an immediate reform which did not go through a consultation process. The resulting rules have had a significant unintended impact on client experience, which has varied across brokerages.

Short-Termism Revisited

CFA Institute takes a new look at short-termism in the report Short-Termism Revisited: Improvements Made and Challenges in Investing for the Long-Term. The numbers don’t lie.

The complaint that financial markets are too… READ MORE ›

CFA Institute Weighs in on Including Climate Change Analysis in the Investment Process

The CFA Institute report, Climate Change Analysis in the Investment Process, focuses on the physical and transition risks climate change is projected to create; explains to investors carbon markets; and reviews the resources available for investors looking for the best climate change integration tools.



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