Ethics & Standards

Professions can only exist within an industry when those acting with transparency, integrity, candor, and trust reach a critical mass. CFA Institute has long championed these values through its Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct. CFA Institute believes that the investment industry should work for the ultimate benefit of society, and that cannot be achieved without the highest possible standards and ethics.
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    Ethics for the Investment Management Professional

    A commitment to ongoing ethics education ensures that you are prepared to make critical decisions that demonstrate your professional and ethical competence.

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    Investment Industry Standards

    Through codes, guidelines, and standards, CFA Institute develops and administers practical tools for firms to guide the investment industry to higher standards.

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    Professional Conduct Program

    The Professional Conduct Program investigates, sanctions, and discloses violations to uphold our strong ethical principles and protect the value of your charter.