Views on the integrity of global capital markets

Assessing the Implications of Brexit: What Investment Professionals Need to Know

Brexit is moving forward, and the investment management industry needs to keep up with the effects it could have on business.

Regulatory and Market Priorities in Different Countries Drive Fintech Focus

The interest in fintech worldwide shows no signs of abating, but there are variations in what "fintech" means in different countries and depends on the needs of local economy.

CorpGov Roundup: Gender Diversity, Stewardship Principles, and More

Pushing for gender diversity on boards, adopting stewardship principles, and creating an index to rank firms on their corporate governance are a few of the highlights in corpgov news for May.

Role of External Factors in Ethical Behavior: Need for Clarity

Regulations alone cannot be expected to define the way investment professionals take care of their clients. Ethics and ethical decision making are essential.

Asset Owners Voice Their Strong Support of the Asset Manager Code

For the second straight year, CFA Institute sponsored an open letter from 16 influential asset owners calling for asset managers to comply with the Asset Manager Code.

Financial Reporting and Analysis Today: Using XBRL to Make the Process Faster and Easier

With over 150 million data points in this structured database, XBRL has the potential to increase the volume, speed, and access to corporate financial reporting and analysis.

Financial Choice Act’s Shareholder Resolution Threshold May Squelch Activity

Financial Choice Act would require shareowners that want to file a resolution at a company’s annual meeting to hold 1% of a company’s shares for three years to do so. Categories: Standards, Ethics and Regulations

Study Examines the Impact of Reporting Frequency

CFA Institute Study of UK companies found that companies still invested for the long term even after they were required to start reporting on a quarterly basis.

Is ESG Integration a Fad, or Does It Have Alpha Potential?

CFA Institute holds Green Finance Forum in Hong Kong to discuss the future of ESG investing.

Has the Time Arrived for a Venture Market in the United States?

There is a growing interest in a venture exchange in the United States to list smaller and startup companies operating under relaxed listing and regulatory rules, and the time could be right.

CorpGov Roundup: Snap Controversy, Rating CorpGov Performance, CARE, and More

Japan, Malaysia, and UK release updates to their corporate governance codes, and in the US, issues continue to swirl around Snap’s IPO and the Financial Choice Act.

DOL Ruling Simplifies Compliance with Fiduciary Rule, But Still Protects Investors

The DOL provide some clarity to the investment industry about its obligations while providing protection to retirement investors through a best interest standard. Categories: Fiduciary Duty

An Assessment of Dual-Class Shares in Brazil: Evidence from the Novo Mercado Reform

Firms that moved to the Novo Mercado single-class structure experienced higher firm performance, but face continuing criticism that reforms did not eliminate the dominance of controlled companies.

MiFID II: ESMA Races to Close the Systematic Internalisation Loophole

ESMA uses the existing rulebook to clarify the question of when systematic internalization activities cross over into functionally operating as a trading venue.

What Will it Mean for Investors if the DOL Rescinds its Fiduciary Rule?

Trump administration delays implementation of new fiduciary rule to review potential effect on investors’ access to retirement information and financial advice



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