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CFA Institute Research Foundation

Providing independent, high-quality research that helps investment management professionals effectively fulfill their duties with prudence, loyalty and care.

About the Research Foundation

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    Browse Our Publications We publish comprehensive and insightful research for investment management professionals, including monographs, literature reviews, briefs, annual reviews, and multimedia content.
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    Our History (PDF) Publishing practitioner-focused content with academic rigor since 1965.
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    Board of Trustees Providing quality, independent governance of the Research Foundation.
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    Leadership Circle The Research Foundation Leadership Circle honors select investment professionals whose outstanding commitment and contributions have benefited the CFA Institute Research Foundation.
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    Collaborative Projects The Research Foundation supports CFA Institute societies in their work to promote research and awards societies for stellar work in promoting Research Foundation content.

Research Content Proposals

Our mission is to fund, publish, and distribute comprehensive, high quality, independent research relevant to the global investment community.

We invite you to suggest a research topic, submit a proposal, or request author guidelines.

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The foundation’s activities support the CFA Institute mission of promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation solely sponsored by CFA Institute members and investment professionals.

Your donation enables us to continue our important mission to fund, publish, and distribute in-depth, high quality, independent research relevant to the global investment community. Contributions may be tax deductible within the limits provided by law.

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