Jon Stokes is the director of ethics education at CFA Institute. He is responsible for development and maintenance of the CFA Institute Code and Standards, as well as the design and management of the CFA Institute Ethical Decision Making training programs. Stokes holds a JD degree.
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.
Some clients may demand to be treated differently. But where is the line between that being all right and crossing ethical boundaries?
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.
Professional organizations have guidelines for using designations that you earn, and CFA Institute is no different. Do you know what is expected of a CFA charterholder? Read on to learn more.
Time to get your ethical exercise! Read on and let us know what you think of this portfolio manager’s actions.
Clients’ investment policy statements (IPSs) govern how an adviser invests their money. But what should advisers do during volatile markets, especially when also looking out for their personal investments?
Different ways of doing business and paying for it are evolving in all industries, particularly in finance. But are there ethical or professional conduct concerns that need to be considered?
An ethical dilemma can sneak up on you, even when you are diligently taking care of your clients. So, practicing ethical decision making is essential for when those times come along.
Ethical dilemmas can crop up in so many different scenarios, even ones that seem unrelated to our daily professional work. This week’s case explores one such scenario.
Can an honest mistake actually end up being an ethical or professional conduct violation? Read this week’s case and you decide.
Determining whether choices have resulted in misconduct can be challenging, which is why practicing ethical decision making prepares you to make the right choice when faced with a dilemma.
Determining whether misconduct has occurred can be a challenge, especially with limited information. But analyzing the situation with the CFA Institute Ethical Decision-Making Framework can help.
Some advisers are very close to their clients, following all the big events in their lives and keeping their investments updated. If they know them so well, does it matter when paperwork gets updated?
Ethical dilemmas come up in all different types of situations. This week's case looks at the manager-employee relationship and what responsibilities lie with each party, including the company.
An ethical dilemma can come up at any time, but does it really come into play when making moves in personal investment account while also working as an investment adviser?
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