Views on the integrity of global capital markets

In the Homestretch Until Top Line Changes Go into Effect, Investors Need to Be Alert

Revised revenue recognition rules go into effect in 2018, but there is still uncertainty about the effects on companies reporting and investors will have to figure out company-specific implications.

CorpGov Roundup: Stewardship Code, ESG, Dual-Class Shares and More

July’s corporate governance news includes a new stewardship code, tracking ESG indexes, a win and a loss for dual-class shares, disclosing executive pay, and possible changes to a listing regime.

Initiatives Focused on ESG Reporting Are Making Progress, But There Is More to Do

Investors should consider ESG factors in their investment decision-making process, but companies’ disclosures need to be improved so investors can find useful and relevant information.

GIPS® Country Sponsors in Asia Pacific Brainstorm Ways to Promote the GIPS Standards

Regional representatives learn more about GIPS 2020 and use design thinking to create action plans for promoting the GIPS standards.

Future State of the Investment Profession: Preparing Now for a Different Future

The future of the investment industry is important for the functioning of the global economy, but there are changes happening in the world that will impact the industry and it needs to prepare.

Initial Public Offerings: Is There Still a Pulse?

IPOs have been declining in recent years, but it is not clear what is causing the decline. But whatever the reason, it is a situation that is a concern because of its effect on public markets.

Asset Manager Code Global Footprint Now Includes Thailand, Mongolia, and Indonesia

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region are taking steps to encourage ethical practices at asset manager firms in their capital markets by promoting or adopting the CFA Institute Asset Manager Code.

What Fintech Can Learn from Decline and Reinvention of High-Frequency Trading

High-frequency trading (HFT) was front-page news not too long ago, but fintech has taken that spot. But could the road ahead for fintech end up looking the same as its been for HFT?

We Want to Hear from You! Proposed GIPS Guidance Statement on Verifier Independence

The independence of a verifier assessing the correctness of performance reports is critical. The new GIPS® guidance statement from CFA Institute further clarifies this important role.

Role of External Factors in Ethical Behavior: Openness and Enforcement

The fourth and final in a series of posts looking at factors that influence, either positively or negatively, people's behavior, and in particular their ethical behavior at work.

Behind the Hype: Barclays Report on Machine Learning in Investment Management

Alternative data is already being used by investment managers, but one of the bigger questions is whether it is worth the cost — not only the upfront costs, but also the opportunity cost.

CorpGov Roundup: A New Index, Say on Pay, Potential Changes to Listing Rules, and More

A new index for tracking the performance of non-state-owned organizations and moves toward taking some steps that are counter to good corporate governance made news in June.

New Resources Available to Help with Understanding and Applying the GIPS® Standards

Complying with the GIPS® standards is a significant undertaking with many nuances. Firms and consultants alike often have questions, and the GIPS team works hard to provide resources to help.

Role of External Factors in Ethical Behavior: Commitment and Transparency

Organizations that treat their employees with respect as well as give them space to observe their own and other’s behavior foster an environment of ethical behavior and decision making.

Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Robo-Advisers: The Future of Finance?

Advances in technology are gaining visibility in the world of investment management, but how it will be regulated remains an issue, especially when it comes to protecting investors.



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