CFA candidates learn to embrace ethics grounded in putting investors first.
"I remember when I took the CFA exams, there was a lot of emphasis on ethics. I actually found that part boring," she recalls. "But after more than 10 years in the asset management industry, I realize I have always emphasized fiduciary duty in my work. Putting investors' interests first is most important above anything else. If you have that attitude the investment technique becomes easy. You make sure you safeguard your clients' assets first, and then you find ways to grow those assets within certain risk limits."
Jasmine Kang, CFA
Fund Manager, Comgest