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Are There Benefits to Being Compliant with the GIPS Standards?

As CFA Institute celebrates the 30th anniversary of performance standards, there is cause to celebrate that approximately 1,600 firms claim compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) and that there are 40+ GIPS Country Sponsors supporting the GIPS… READ MORE ›

DOL Extends Compliance Dates for Fiduciary Rule (Again!)

The timeline for when all investors can expect their best interest to be honored just got longer with another delay in the applicability of the DOL’s fiduciary rule.

In the Homestretch Until Top Line Changes Go into Effect, Investors Need to Be Alert

Revised revenue recognition rules go into effect in 2018, but there is still uncertainty about the effects on companies reporting and investors will have to figure out company-specific implications.

CorpGov Roundup: Stewardship Code, ESG, Dual-Class Shares and More

July’s corporate governance news includes a new stewardship code, tracking ESG indexes, a win and a loss for dual-class shares, disclosing executive pay, and possible changes to a listing regime.

GIPS® Country Sponsors in Asia Pacific Brainstorm Ways to Promote the GIPS Standards

Regional representatives learn more about GIPS 2020 and use design thinking to create action plans for promoting the GIPS standards.

Future State of the Investment Profession: Preparing Now for a Different Future

The future of the investment industry is important for the functioning of the global economy, but there are changes happening in the world that will impact the industry and it needs to prepare.

Initial Public Offerings: Is There Still a Pulse?

IPOs have been declining in recent years, but it is not clear what is causing the decline. But whatever the reason, it is a situation that is a concern because of its effect on public markets.

Asset Manager Code Global Footprint Now Includes Thailand, Mongolia, and Indonesia

Countries in the Asia-Pacific region are taking steps to encourage ethical practices at asset manager firms in their capital markets by promoting or adopting the CFA Institute Asset Manager Code.

What Fintech Can Learn from Decline and Reinvention of High-Frequency Trading

High-frequency trading (HFT) was front-page news not too long ago, but fintech has taken that spot. But could the road ahead for fintech end up looking the same as its been for HFT?

Behind the Hype: Barclays Report on Machine Learning in Investment Management

Alternative data is already being used by investment managers, but one of the bigger questions is whether it is worth the cost — not only the upfront costs, but also the opportunity cost.

CorpGov Roundup: A New Index, Say on Pay, Potential Changes to Listing Rules, and More

A new index for tracking the performance of non-state-owned organizations and moves toward taking some steps that are counter to good corporate governance made news in June.

Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Robo-Advisers: The Future of Finance?

Advances in technology are gaining visibility in the world of investment management, but how it will be regulated remains an issue, especially when it comes to protecting investors.

The Role of State-Owned Enterprises in Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues

There is a cost to society for firms to produce their finished goods, such as environmental damage, and firms pay only pay if they are taxed. Is there alternative?

Investors Should be More Skeptical of Executive Compensation Recommendations

Although there have been improvements in executive compensation practices, there are still more improvements that need to be made.

Initial Coin Offerings: What Happens When a Bubble Cannot Expand?

There has been a surge in Initial Coin Offerings and the reasons behind it seemed to be related to diversifying away exposure to Bitcoin.



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