Views on improving the integrity of global capital markets

Investment Industry


SpaceX Is Opening Up the Next Frontier for HFT

It has been a few years now since the topic of high-frequency trading (HFT) has garnered mainstream attention, or even much coverage in the financial press.

Green Bonds Pose Challenge to EU Sustainable Finance Initiative

In this podcast, Josina Kamerling, head of regulatory outreach for CFA Institute for Europe, explores the state of the discussion on Green Bonds and what developments investors and policy makers might expect in the coming months and year.

Thailand Leads the Region in ESG Disclosures

Thailand is a leader in APAC in terms of ESG disclosures.

A Rocky Road to Improved Investor Protection

For most of 2018, the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry captured the attention of many in Australia. Unfortunately, the issue of mis-selling is a global one.

Dual-Class Shares: The Fear of Missing Out?

The fear of missing out (FOMO) typically refers to the uneasiness that one is not “in-the-know” or is “out of touch” with some social events, experiences, and interactions. 

Uber and Public Capital Markets: Shareholder Rights, Uninformative Prospectus, Weak Post-IPO Performance

The recent IPO of uber has been fascinating in terms of its relevance to many of the issues currently concerning participants in the public capital markets space. Is the capital raising ecosystem is still somehow out of kilter?

Equities versus fixed income: How ESG factors affect both asset classes

The content in this blog is based on a CFA-PRI survey of 1,100 financial professionals, mainly CFA members, from around the world, as well as workshops in 17 markets, as part of a best-practice report.

ESG and Sustainable Finance: Taking Climate Change Literally, But Not Seriously

Since my last blog on the issue, the topic of finance and climate change has risen to headline news, thanks to the Extinction Rebellion protests, including near the CFA Institute London offices at Bank Junction.

CFA Institute Welcomes ESMA’s Proposals under the Prospectus Regulation

Despite all the interest in Brexit, the European Commission is still in the business of producing rules to manage securities markets.

To Regulate or Not to Regulate: That Is the Question

The introduction of blockchain technologies generally is considered to be conducive to improving efficiency and stability of the finance industry, but how much regulation should be applied?

ESG Integration in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa: Markets, Practices, and Data

CFA Institute and the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) have released the third in a series of four reports addressing the current state of global environmental, social, and governance

MiFID II Research Unbundling: A Survey Yielding Mixed Results

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) in January 2018, CFA Institute revisited the controversial topic of investment research by conducting a survey of its membership.

Webinar: ESG Integration in the Americas

CFA Institute and the Principles for Responsible Investment recently recorded a webinar to discuss their findings on the Integration of ESG data in the fixed income world in the Americas. A replay of the webinar… READ MORE ›

Webinar: How Structured Data (XBRL) Is Used Today

How are regulators, investors, research analysts, and other data consumers using structured, machine-readable data prepared by corporate filers every quarter?

Mohini Singh, director, Financial Reporting Policy, conducted a webinar with XBRL US, to talk about a study conducted to… READ MORE ›

Capital Formation: The Evolving Role of Public and Private Markets

The statistics on public market participation by corporations over the last two decades make grim reading in developed markets.



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