Market Integrity & Advocacy

Monthly Briefing 

We work for you. 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.

To learn more about the projects and issues that the Standards and Advocacy teams are focusing on, read the current issue of our S&A Quarterly Report (PDF).

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CFA Institute Policy Briefing Report: Americas Edition

Our policy briefing report is a helpful reference guide to CFA Institute positions on select industry issues in the Americas. This report includes our comment letters to regulators regarding capital markets and investment issues, remarks on regulations and regulatory proposals that CFA Institute deems important, and examples of content that elucidate our position or outlook on these matters

Read the Americas Policy Briefing Report: Summer 2017 (PDF)

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How Will Brexit Impact Investment Management?

Brexit—the UK decision to exit the European Union—has important implications for UK and EU investment management firms and their clients. This guide for investment management professionals explores the legal and regulatory considerations and analyzes the possible outcomes.

Read Brexit : What It Means for Investment Management (PDF)

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From Trust to Loyalty: What Investors Want

Our survey, “From Trust to Loyalty: A Global Study of What Investors Want,” is just out and getting quite a media ride. Outlets worldwide are covering the survey include the Bloomberg View (columnist Barry Ritholtz), The Wall Street Journal, The Reformed Broker, and Pensions & Investments.

Read our latest blog post | See the survey findings |  Watch President and CEO Paul Smith’s overview of the survey | Use our prefilled Tweet to share #WhatInvestorsWant

Policy Perspectives

Where we stand on the issues: research, interviews, and briefings

The Standards and Advocacy Team

Kurt Schacht, CFA
“Our diverse membership of professional investors informs our perspectives on global capital markets issues, transcending narrow commercial interests to focus on market integrity.”
— Kurt Schacht, CFA  

Team member profiles

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