Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets
Meet the Micronesia GIPS® Standards Sponsor

Eddie Chan, CFA, CIPM, Director, Professional Conduct Enforcement, and Global Industry Standards, APAC, recently interviewed Daniel A. Roland, CIMA, AIFA, MBA, executive director of the Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies (APAFS). The association is our Global… READ MORE ›

Defining green activities – What the new EU rules mean for India

A standard taxonomy of green finance based on best principles, with an eventual path towards global convergence, would catalyse investments that are desperately needed. This global issue is framed from the point of view of India.

The Proxy Adviser Saga Continues: CFA Institute Weighs In on the Latest Contemplated Changes to the SEC Proposal

CFA Institute believes that investors must maintain full control of their proxy voting decisions, including the ability to cast their votes any time they wish. Here's a roundup of CFA Institute positions regarding the SEC's proposal on Amendments to Exemptions from the Proxy Rules for Proxy Voting Advice.

Striking the Right Balance: Revising the Accredited Investor Definition

The SEC has proposed to amend the accredited investor definition, which could open the door for eventual recognition of the CFA® charter as a qualifying designation allowing them to participate in private markets.

Safeguarding Investor Outcomes

Financial industries around the world thrive on an incentives-driven model, sometimes to the detriment of investors. This approach has created some issues in Australia. What are other countries doing to raise the level of investor protection?

Big Data: Ideal for Financial Reporting and for Tracking Covid-19 Impact

For regulators to efficiently handle extremely large data sets, it will be easier with the imminent release of xBRL-CSV. An example from Spanish bank BBVA shows the value of this approach.

Ethics in Practice: Company Transparency During a Global Pandemic. Case and Analysis–Week of 11 May

Test your knowledge of the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct and practice your ethical decision making by working through the case below and supporting your answer choice in the conversation. Check back for the analysis posted later in the week.

Ethics in Practice: Investment Research During a Global Pandemic. Case and Analysis–Week of 4 May

Test your knowledge of the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct and practice your ethical decision making by working through the case below and supporting your answer choice in the conversation. Check back for the analysis posted later in the week.

Take the Survey: Critical Audit Matters

The PCAOB would like to hear from investors and is conducting an investor-specific survey in addition to their general request for comment. The deadline to complete the survey is May 29th.

Ethics in Practice: Managing Client Assets During a Global Pandemic. Case and Analysis–Week of 27 April

Test your knowledge of the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct and practice your ethical decision making by working through the case below and supporting your answer choice in the conversation. Check back for the analysis posted later in the week.

E-Signatures for Audit Reports in India Are Allowed — Should Be Required

Electronic signatures on audit reports should not just be permitted but, indeed, be required. Introducing e-signatures is a useful step toward increasing the digital usability and security of reports.

Overhaul Needed

India's pension system is riddled with issues not least of which is the annuity market.

Data Analytics to Set Policy, Evaluate Investments, and More

The XBRL webinar Data Analytics to Set Policy, Evaluate Investments, and More explains how access to better data is generating new ideas and enabling better decisions for everyone from standard setters and government policy makers to hedge funds, other buy-side firms, corporations.

Ethics in Practice: Trading on Pandemic Information. Case and Analysis–Week of 20 April

Test your knowledge of the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct and practice your ethical decision making by working through the case below and supporting your answer choice in the conversation. Check back for the analysis posted later in the week.

Like Financial Reporting, COVID-19 Needs Structured Data

reating the data using Inline XBRL would make it much easier for various parties to access, analyze, and reuse such information to improve pandemic management — just as it improves financial reporting.



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