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Market Integrity & Advocacy

The near collapse of the world financial system and recent scandals have brought trust in the world's financial services industry to an all-time low. It's now more important than ever that all investment professionals understand the issues and improve our ethical practice.


We are focused on these key areas to advance ethics and trust in the industry:

  • Promoting the integrity of global Capital Markets Policy with focus on corporate governance, market structure, systemic risk, and regulation of the investment profession
  • Advancing the adoption of Professional Standards such as the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS), and recommending and upholding the Standards of Practice
  • Improving Financial Reporting Policy including corporate reporting and disclosure standards

Projects and activities

Policy Perspectives

See where we stand on the issues with our latest research, interviews, and comment letters.

Research & Publications

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Videos and Audiocasts with Content Experts

Policy Perspectives: Putting Investors First is a continuing video and audio series featuring CFA Institute staff perspectives on timely issues in financial regulation and market integrity. Challenging Industry Norms is a video series offering debates on critical issues facing the investment industry.

Comment Letters