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An Introduction to the Code and Standards

Video Series

The Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct video series is a 22-part primer to the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct (Code and Standards), the ethical benchmark for investment professionals globally.

CFA Institute members and CFA candidates have a personal responsibility to comply with the provisions of the Code and Standards and are encouraged to revisit the content regularly. Other investment professionals will find the content helpful to learn about the fundamental ethical principles applicable to the investment profession and identify common ethical dilemmas and possible ways to resolve them.

Each video conveys the key concepts of the standard, recommended compliance practices, and provides case studies to allow users to practice application of the standard to real world scenarios.

Note: Students viewing these videos for credit under the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program must access them through cfainstitute.gallery.video/cfaethics or their credits will not be recorded.

Watch the introductory video: Ethics and the Investment Industry

I. Professionalism

II. Integrity of Capital Markets

III. Duties To Clients

IV. Duties To Employers

V. Investment Analysis, Recommendations, and Actions

VI. Conflicts of Interest

VII. Responsibilities as a CFA Institute Member or CFA Candidate