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Ethics in Practice: Sharing CFA® Exam Experience Is Fine, Right? Case and Analysis

The CFA Institute Standards of Professional Conduct guide our member’s behavior, but how well do you know them? Read on to practice applying them to a real-life situation.

Artificial Intelligence: The Future Is Human

The lack of any coherent or precise definition of AI encourages the hype bubbles that we have seen with “fintech” and “blockchain”— all three concepts can mean almost anything depending on the interpretation.

MiFID II and Systematic Internalisers: If Only Someone Knew This Would Happen

It has been about seven months since the EU’s implementation of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and some early results are starting to come in.

Ethics in Practice: Does Trade Execution Venue Matter? Week of 9 July Case and Analysis

Regularly reviewing and analyzing situations that involve possible misconduct will help you keep standards of professional conduct well in mind as you conduct your own business.

Ethics in Practice: Longtime Customers Can Be Trusted, Right? Case and Analysis

Ethical dilemmas that involve people we have known for a long time professionally, personally, or both can be especially challenging to discern.

Inline XBRL

On 28 June 2018, the US Securities & Exchange Commission voted to adopt amendments to its rules and forms to require the use of the Inline eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) format for the submission of financial statement information of operating companies and mutual funds

Ethics in Practice: Tell Potential Client of Staff Change? Case and Analysis

Check out this week’s case and continue to practice analyzing real-world ethical situations and determining how the CFA Institute Standards of Professional Conduct may apply.

Ethics in Practice: Using Info for Fund and Personal Accounts OK? Case and Analysis

Discerning when a choice has strayed into unethical territory is not always clear. Analyzing scenarios and practicing your ethical decision making will help you hone your skills.

SEC Proposes New Conduct Rule for Broker/Dealers Offering Advice

As the US Department of Labor prepares to let its fiduciary duty rule die, the SEC recently proposed a new standard of conduct rule for broker/dealers who provide recommendations with respect to securities transactions, including investment strategies. Rejecting… READ MORE ›

Alphabet Soup: What Does Artificial Intelligence Really Mean?

Two weeks ago, CFA Institute and the Asset Management Association of China invited me to host the Fintech Investment Forum in Hangzhou, China. The standout speaker on artificial intelligence (AI) was Dr. Noah Silverman, founder of Helios.ai, a consulting firm in Hong Kong.

Ethics in Practice: Loyalty to Firm or Clients’ Interests First? Case Analysis Now Included

Sometimes firms ask their portfolio managers to sell proprietary investment products, but when does that request become an ethical dilemma?

Ethics in Practice: Doing Too Much to Make Investments a Success? Case Analysis Now Included

Investment managers need to always act ethically, which helps to continue building trust in the industry. Read on to practice your ethical decision making to keep your skills sharp.

Sustainable Finance: Cheap at Twice the Price?

The European Commission’s long-awaited legislative proposals on sustainable finance, released 24 May 2018, seek to position the EU and its investment management industry at the forefront of sustainable investing.

Ethics in Practice: Just Building Client Relationships? Case for Week of 28 May and Analysis

Building a business in different markets can be a challenge, but doing so needs to be ethical. Check out this week’s case and decide whether the CEO’s behavior was appropriate or not.

Ethics in Practice: Violated Professional Standards or Not? Case Analysis Now Included

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.



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