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Ethics in Practice: Compliant with Record Retention Standard? Case for Week of 23 April

Are you keeping up with your ethical exercise? Keep your ethical “muscles” in shape with these weekly ethics cases that involve a variety of situations and people.

Ethics in Practice: Conflict of Interest or Not? Case for Week of 16 April & Analysis

Sometimes ethical situations can arise through in unexpected places, such as in conversations over lunch about recommendations for an investment advisor. Get your ethical exercise as you read and assess this week’s case.

Ethics in Practice: Material and Nonpublic Info or Not? Case Analysis Now Included

CFA Institute members and candidates have to abide by the Code and Standards, but sometimes the right course of action to do so is not clear. Read on to practice your ethical decision-making skills.

Ethics in Practice: Capitalizing on Tax Benefits Is OK, Right? Case Analysis Now Included

Asset managers face many decisions when taking care of their clients’ portfolios, and sometimes choosing the best investments can present ethical dilemmas. Read this week’s case for an example.

Initial Coin Offerings: The Future of the Future of Finance

The question of whether the blockchain will end up as nothing or everything continues to be asked with no definitive answer as of yet.

Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Right

On 23 February, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx) launched the second—and likely final—round of consultation before dual-class share (DCS) structures are expected to be introduced to the Hong Kong market later this year.

Ethics in Practice: Leaving Firm and Telling People Why! Case Analysis Now Included

There are many reasons why someone would decide to leave an employer, but the question is how much is okay to share with others, especially clients, about the reasons for leaving?

Ethics in Practice: Doing Enough to Protect Clients? Case Analysis Now Included

This week’s case presents a very real-world situation that we read about in the news often — getting hacked and clients’ confidential information being stolen.

NASAA Issues Survey for Investment Adviser Representatives Regarding Mandatory Continuing Education

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has published a survey for investment adviser representatives (IARs) to collect opinions on the implementation of a continuing education program.

DOL Fiduciary Rule: Dead or Do-Over?

Although an appeals court ruling vacated the DOL's fiduciary duty rule, the debate is far from over.

ESG Q&A: Principles for Climate-Conscious Investment

Climate change is an issue that will have an immense impact on our lives and the financial world in the coming years. Engagement between issuers and investors on the issue is increasing as investors begin to plan for investing in a world with a lower carbon footprint.

Ethics in Practice: Different Service for Different Clients? Case for Week of 12 March: Analysis Posted!

Some clients may demand to be treated differently. But where is the line between that being all right and crossing ethical boundaries?

Institutional Investor Survey Highlights Increasing Engagement

Institutional investors continue to recognize the importance of their stewardship activities working to improve companies’ ESG, pay, and fiduciary practices through corporate engagement and proxy voting.

Ethics in Practice: Is It OK to Just Quietly Fix Error in Model? Case for Week of 5 March

Practicing your ethical decision-making skills will help you be better equipped to handle dilemmas that arise in your world, especially ones that pop up unexpectedly.

The Blue Sky Allure of Weighted Voting Rights?

After some hiccups earlier this decade, talks of permitting the listing of companies with dual-class share (DCS) structures have gained traction in Hong Kong and Singapore, two major financial centers in Asia .



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