Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets
ESG Q&A: 21st Century Investing

A discussion with Steve Lydenberg and William Burckart about their new book 21st Century Investing: Redirecting Financial Strategies to Drive Systems Change.

Data Amplified: Why Data, Reporting, and Digitization Matter to Investors

The best and most nuanced decisions come from the best and most nuanced information. Data need to be reliable, relevant, and easy to access and compare. This makes the question of how business performance is measured, reviewed, published, and analyzed an essential one.

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

The Ethics & Trust in Finance for a Sustainable Future, which is supported by CFA Institute and other organizations, is a global prize in its eighth cycle (awarded every two years) that will award winners a pool of US$20,000.

ESG Q&A: The Taskforce on Nature-Related Financial Disclosures

We talked to Chris Hart, senior sustainable finance associate at Global Canopy—one of the four founding organizations behind the initiative to form TNFD—to better understand the issue of natural capital and how we can expect it to become part of the investing process.

Natural Capital Is the Coming Market Disruption You Haven’t Heard About. But You Will.

Partha Dasgupta from Cambridge has written a paper the world should read. His simple point? We exist within nature. It has potential to trigger disruptions in financial reporting and other spheres.

A Competitive Threat or a Wake-up Call?

Rules to open up competition in Indian stock exchanges may not bring new entrants, but they may nudge the market leader to shape up.

The Biden SEC – Time to Restore an Investor Protection Vibe

With a new Administration comes fresh leadership at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the most important securities regulator on the world stage. We have a simple request, get us back on track for investor protection.

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.



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