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Capital Markets


Fighting Global Warming Through Carbon Markets

CFA Institute Senior Director Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, spoke with CEO and co-portfolio manager of Carbon Cap Management, Michael Azlen, about carbon pricing and emissions trading systems (ETS).

Improving Investor Protection and Business Conduct in Covid Times: Can Industry and Regulators Work Together to Enhance Trust in Capital Markets?

Day two of the CFA Institute Financial Regulatory Symposium 2021 featured an in-depth discussion on these themes, and the measures that regulators can put in place to encourage ethical behavior.

India’s Broking Scandal and Its Aftermath Has Implications for Market Integrity and Efficiency

A brokerage scandal in India led to an immediate reform which did not go through a consultation process. The resulting rules have had a significant unintended impact on client experience, which has varied across brokerages.

Lessons for India from LIBOR Transition

The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) transition is a landmark event, and most discussions in India have focussed on the impact. The lessons the LIBOR transition holds for Indian benchmark reforms are more interesting.

Virus Fallout: Survey points to large-scale bankruptcies and growth of asset mispricing risks

Based on a global survey conducted in April, the report details CFA® charterholders’ observations on a wide range of issues. This article focuses on five key themes: market liquidity, asset price formation, government intervention, impact on the financial services industry, and risk of misconduct.

Like capitalism, but worse.

The question Benjamin Braun poses himself is this: How does index fund dominance change the political economy of corporate governance? Our question: Is it time to address this more deeply?

Unlimited and Unchecked Stimulus: Are We Killing Capitalism?

Government must show courage and planning now to ensure that the stimulus lands where it is needed, that accountability is guaranteed, and that our experiment with whatever-it-takes intervention into free markets ends.

A closer look at the Commission-proposed quick fix of MiFID II within the EU capital market recovery package

Since CFA Institute has been focusing particularly on the impact of the MiFID II rules for the past two and half years (the directive entered into force on 3 January 2018), we will be looking only at the tweaks to this regulatory framework.

Capital Markets Americas Quarterly Update

This report highlights the activities of the CFA Institute Capital Markets Policy Group located in the Washington, DC, and Charlottesville, VA, offices of the America’s division.

Is the Coronavirus Rocking the Foundations of Capital Markets?

An exclusive CFA Institute global survey on the impact of Covid-19 on the financial markets examines the liquidity, volatility, and asset mispricing issues along with thoughts on appropriate regulatory response and the intervention of government and central banks.



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