CFA Orlando Promotes the Future of Finance at Embry-Riddle
Future of Finance is a long-term global effort to shape a trustworthy, forward-thinking financial industry that better serves society. It provides tools to motivate and empower the world of finance to create an environment where investors' interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. Its success is driven by ongoing input from an advisory council of prominent global leaders and others in the financial community.
As part of CFA Orlando’s ongoing support of this initiative, on Wednesday, November 12th 2014, CFA Orlando board member Chris Cannon spoke on the topic of “Ethics and Profits in the Financial World” to approximately 40 students and faculty of Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University’s College of Business. The topics ranged from the corrosive nature of conflicts of interest, the Fiduciary duty, deceptive sales practices, information asymmetry in the financial world, the ongoing regulatory environment, and why a “lack of trust” should exist within the world of finance and how trust must be earned from within the industry.
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New - CFA Orlando Advocacy Efforts Featured in CFA Institute Magazine
CFA Orlando was featured in the November/December 2014 issue of CFA Institute Magazine for its Advocacy Efforts.
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CFA Orlando Hosts Future of Finance Webcast with Rebecca Fender, Head of the Future of Finance
On October 7, 2014, CFA Orlando hosted a Future of Finance Webcast with the CFA Institute. Approximately 20 Society Members showed their support for the Future of Finance by participating in this call, led by Rebecca Fender, CFA, Head of the Future of Finance Initiative. Ms. Fender provided an overview of the Future of Finance, discussed the six core Future of Finance topic areas, highlight how you can Society Members can make difference and help restore investor trust.
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Governor Scott Declares May 2014 Putting Investors First Month
Governor Rick Scott has declared May 2014 to be Putting Investors First Month in Florida. He cited the importance of trust, ethical practices and fair treatment as paramount to the investment profession, and also recognized Florida's CFA Societies' commitment to ethical behavior, integrity and fair treatment for all investors.
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