CFA Society Hartford actively helps to shape policy that promotes fair markets and ethical practices in the investment profession through partnerships, promotion of the CFA charter designation brand, and quality programming.
Through our financial literacy initiative, we have formed alliances with many non-profit organizations to educate the investing public.
We have heightened awareness of our brand and standards to local employers by encouraging asset owners and managers to sign on to the Asset Managers Code of Conduct.
Finally, we offer programming to ensure CFA Society Hartford and its members are adhering to the high level of ethics and standards outlined by CFA Institute
Standards and Advocacy is dedicated to working for our members and to moving forward with our mission of promoting integrity, ethics, and professionalism for the greater good, which includes amplifying your voices for reform and stability in the investment industry.
What we stand for
CFA Society Hartford engages in promoting CFA Institute codes and standards, the value of the CFA® charter, and the ethical values of CFA® charterholders. We work collaboratively with CFA Institute to develop advocacy activities by providing insights, views, and opinions on regulatory and ethical issues facing the investment profession and investors in Italy.
Help change finance for the greater good
The global financial industry can be an extraordinary force for good. The Future of Finance project is a long-term global effort to shape a trustworthy, forward-thinking financial industry that better serves society. The project aims to provide the tools to motivate and empower the world of finance to commit to fairness, improved understanding, and personal integrity.
Statement of Investor Rights
As a first step, the Future of Finance project has unveiled the Statement of Investor Rights, a list of principles intended to help buyers of financial service products demand the conduct they are entitled to expect from financial service providers.
View Statement of Investors Rights
The Advocacy Committee coordinates local advocacy outreach efforts and is the primary communications point for CFA Institute advocacy initiatives − ethics, standards, and policy issues. A primary role for the position is to organize and lead a local Advocacy Committee in the planning and implementation of local advocacy activities potentially to include Industry/Investor Outreach, and Regulatory Policy and Research. This committee reaches out to the business community to seek sponsorships for the year and for specific events. This committee also works with other local Societies on a collaborative basis to speak harmoniously.
- Promotes the CFA charter, CFA Society Hartford
- Builds relationships with employers and organizations within the society’s region.
- Advocacy events and activities:
- Annual Forecast Dinner 2019
- Asset Manager Code
- Financial Literacy
- Investor’s First Program
- Spring Board Scholarship
- Greater Hartford Leadership Academy
Employer & Organization Outreach
The goal is to better integrate the CFA Society Hartford into the greater Hartford financial and business community establishing CFA Society Hartford as a leader promoting ethical behavior and best business practices in finance.
Outreach to local organizations including:
- Guests at the Forecast Dinner
- Co-Branding events
- Reciprocal discounts for members to attend events
Investors First reinforces the message that fiduciaries should maintain the highest ethical standards when managing capital for the benefit of clients. There are several ways this can be accomplished from political recognition to an educational event.