Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct

Practicing our values

The Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct is the ethical benchmark for investment professionals around the globe.


Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct

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Overview

The CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct (Code and Standards) are fundamental to the values of CFA Institute and essential to achieving its mission to lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society.

As a CFA Institute member or CFA Program candidate, you are required to follow the Code and Standards.

What is Covered?

The Standards of Professional Conduct cover:
  • Professionalism and integrity of the capital markets
  • Duties to clients and employers
  • Investment analysis and recommendations
  • Conflicts of interest and your responsibilities 

How Can I Comply?

The Code of Ethics maintains that you must:

  • Place the integrity of the profession and the interests of clients above your own interests
  • Act with integrity, competence, and respect
  • Maintain and develop your professional competence

Translations

All of the following are PDF documents.

Arabic: ميثاق الأخلاق ومعايير السلوك المهني

Chinese: 道德操守和专业行为准则

Chinese (traditional): 道德操守和 專業行為準則

Czech:Etický kodex a normy profesionálního chování organizace CFA Institute

Dutch: CODE ETHIEK EN REGELS VOOR PROFESSIONEEL GEDRAG

Finnish: CFA Instituten Liiketapaohjeisto

French: Code d’éthique et Normes (« Standards ») de conduite professionnelle du CFA Institute

German: Die Ethischen Grundsätze und Standesrichtlinien

Greek: Κώδικας Δεοντολογίας και Πρότυπα Επ αγγελματικής Συμπεριφοράς

Hungarian: ETIKAI KÓDEX ÉS A SZAKMÁTÓL ELVÁRT MAGATARTÁS SZABÁLYAI

Italian: Codice etico e norme di condotta professionale

Japanese: CFA 協会倫理規範 および職業行為基準

Korean:  윤리강령 및  전문가 행위기준

Mongolian:  ЁС СУРТАХУУНЫ ДҮРЭМ БА МЭРГЭЖЛИЙН ҮЙЛ АЖИЛЛАГААНЫ СТАНДАРТ

Polish: Kodeks Etyczny i Standardy Profesjonalnego Postępowania

Portuguese: Código de Ética e Padrões de Conduta Profissional

Russian: КОДЕКС ДЕЛОВОЙ ЭТИКИ И СТАНДАРТЫ ПРОФЕССИОНАЛЬНОГО ПОВЕДЕНИЯ

Spanish: Código Ético y Normas de Conducta Profesional

Swedish: Etiska Regler och Normer för PROFESSIONELLT UPPTRÄDANDE

Thai: หลักจรรยาบรรณและมาตรฐานการปฏิบัติทางวิชาชีพ

Turkish: ETİK KURALLAR VE PROFESYONEL DAVRANIŞ STANDARTLARI

Ukrainian: Кодекс етики та стандарти професійної поведінки

Vietnamese: BỘ QUY TẮC ĐẠO ĐỨC VÀ CHUẨN MỰC ỨNG XỬ NGHỀ NGHIỆP

Effective Date

01 Jul 2014present

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