Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets

Crystal Detamore

72 Posts


Crystal Detamore is a communications director at CFA Institute and a former columnist for Entrepreneur magazine.

Author's Posts
How Finance Can be a Force for Good in Society: One Investment Manager’s Perspective

Ranji Nagaswami, CFA, a 30-year investment manager, discusses the need for enlightened leaders in finance and why she helped launch the Finance Leaders Fellowship Program.

2015 Top 10 Posts: Toshiba Scandal, Bank Risk, Fiduciary Rule, Shadow Banking

From the Toshiba accounting scandal to the Labor Department’s controversial fiduciary rule proposal, 2015 has been an eventful year for capital markets.

DOL Fiduciary Rule: Political Grandstanding, Fearmongering Overshadow Investor Needs

As the Department of Labor, Congress, and the investment industry spar over a proposal to raise investment advice standards for retirement accounts, it’s easy for some to lose sight of what’s important: the need to protect investors.

Live Twitter Chat 7 December (#CFAHFT): Market Liquidity, HFT, and Adverse Selection

Join CFA Institute capital markets policy analyst Sviatoslav Rosov, PhD, CFA, and Dennis Dick, CFA, proprietary trader and head of equity market structure at Bright Trading, for a live Twitter chat at 12 p.m. EST Monday, 7 December. The hashtag to follow along is #CFAHFT.

Republican Hurt: Congress Could Use Funding Clout to Derail Fiduciary Rule Plan

In a wide-ranging interview on financial policy issues, US Rep. Robert Hurt (R–VA) discusses Dodd-Frank and the Labor Department’s controversial fiduciary rule proposal to raise investment advice standards for retirement accounts.

How Do CFA Institute Members Integrate ESG into Investment Decisions?

ESG gains ground as investors seek out companies that value good corporate governance.

Vantage Points: Who Should Oversee Registered Investment Advisers? (Video)

Following recent legislative developments, the debate over whether to shift investment adviser oversight from the SEC to an SRO continues.

Vantage Points: Investment Adviser Group Head Says SEC Rule on Broader Fiduciary Duty Long Overdue

Karen Barr on whether broker-dealers should be governed by same principles-based fiduciary duty as required under the Investment Advisers Act.

Unbundled Commissions: Explicit Payment for Investment Research Set to Alter Industry (Video)

The issue of how equity commissions are used to buy investment research takes center stage in the European Union.

Proxy Access Moves from Back Burner: Will More Companies Embrace the GE Model? (Podcast)

Amid growing momentum to give shareholders the right to nominate director candidates on a company's ballot, Matt Orsagh, CFA, makes case for SEC “to take another look at proxy access.”

Top 10 Posts from 2014: Dual-Class Shares, Bank Performance Reporting, “Flash Boys”

From the Alibaba IPO to Michael Lewis’ controversial book on high-frequency trading, a list of the top 10 most-read blog posts from Market Integrity Insights in 2014.

Derivatives Market Regulation: What Are the Unintended Consequences of Reform?

Eric Boess, CFA, director and global head of derivatives at RCM Allianz Global Investors, discusses the impact of derivatives reform on global derivatives trading.

Derivatives Counterparty Risk and Central Clearing: The Impact of Post-Crisis Reforms (Video)

How has the use of collateral to mitigate counterparty risk and central clearing helped to reshape the financial system post-crisis?

“Trade-at” Rules and Dark Pools: More Trading on Lit Venues but at What Cost? (Video)

CFA Institute-commissioned report reveals trade-at rules offer a mixed bag for investors.

Six Ways to Empower Investors in Financial Malpractice Cases (Video)

Philip Bradford, CFA, discusses need for regulatory structure to support investor redress in retail markets and related developments in South Africa.

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