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The Code of Ethics & Standards of Professional Conduct is the foundation of CFA institute’s work on ethics, standards and best practice guidelines.

The Standards of Practice Handbook provides guidance to the people who deal with real ethical dilemmas in the investment profession on a daily basis; it is the fundamental element of ethics education effort of CFA institute and the primary resource for guidance in interpreting and implementing the Code. 

Although most developed markets have established their codes for asset management, the CFA Institute Asset Manager Code sets forth a comprehensive set of ethical and professional standards for asset management firms of all types, sizes, and locations. It has been adopted by more than 500 firms worldwide. See list

 Speaker Corner

 Capital Markets & Asset Management

Advocating for clear and transparent disclosures

Providing clear and transparent disclosures is key for investors’ education and trust in financial markets.

Topic: Investor protection:

MIFID2 / which are the impact on Investor Protection? Presentation by AMF to CFA Society France (March 2015)
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CFA Institute published a comprehensive 12 page document on MIFID II, summarizing both the content of MIFID II and CFA Institute’ s main positions : (‘MIFID II, Implementing the Legislation’).

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Read The Issue Brief: December 2014

Topic: Benchmarks and Indices:

Topic: Best practice for ETFs 

 Financial Analysis and Reporting-FAR

Advocating for transparent disclosures in financial reporting

Enhancing Disclosures:

Promoting better transparency for investors with the objective of efficient capital allocation is key.