Our members stand apart in their dedication to sound investment ethics, demonstrating trust and competence to their clients, employers, and colleagues. And every CFA member commits to adhere to the highest ethical standards in daily practice, ensuring that investors always come first. Ethically centered investment professionals also lead fair and efficient financial markets that drive economic growth.
Our unparalleled Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct sets the global standard for ethical behavior. CFA Institute is the leading voice on global market integrity and works with members, regulators, universities, and employers to guide policy decisions and advocate standards like the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS) and the Asset Manager Professional Code of Conduct.
Charterholders and members are held accountable through the Professional Conduct Program, and continuing education in ethics and ethics training is a primary focus. CFA Institute also offers commentary and guidance on proposed regulations related to ethical conduct, actively advocating for legislation that serves the interests of investors.