Codes, Standards and Position Papers


Codes, Standards & Guidelines


Ethical standards are the cornerstone of our advocacy work. CFA Institute members around the world adhere to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.

CFA Institute publishes ethical and professional standards, research and position papers that lead the investment industry in setting the highest standards of ethics and professional conduct.

In evidence:

Standards of Practice Handbook, Tenth Edition (effective 1 July 2010)

Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®): 2010 edition

Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct, Second Edition

Investment Management Code of Conduct for Endowments, Foundations, and Charitable Organizations

Code of Conduct for Members of a Pension Scheme Governing Body


Policy Positions & Research


CFA Institute contributes analysis and comment on issues related to ethics, professional standards, integrity of capital markets, and financial reporting policy.

Browse Policy Positions & Research.

In evidence:

An Examination of Transparency in European Bond Markets

Investors call for the Enhancement of Financial Instruments Risk Disclosures in Newly Issued Report

The Structure, Regulation, and Transparency of European Equity Markets under MiFID

Market Microstructure: The Impact of Fragmentation under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive

The Corporate Governance of Listed Companies: A Manual for Investors, Second Edition

eXtensible Business Reporting Language: A Guide for Investors

Shareowner Rights across the Markets: A Manual for Investors

Shareowner Rights across the Markets: 2011 Update

Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors at Listed Companies: A Manual for Investors


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