Code of Ethics & Standards of Professional Conduct
The Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct (Code and Standards) are the ethical benchmark for investment professionals around the globe.
As a CFA Institute member, CFA Program candidate, or CIPM Program candidate you are required to follow the Code and Standards. To protect the integrity of CFA Institute membership, designations, and exam programs, CFA Institute upholds the Code and Standards, all exam rules and regulations, and the CFA Institute Bylaws through the Professional Conduct Program. Members annually commit to uphold the Code and Standards, completing a Professional Conduct Statement as part of their membership renewal process, and disclosing any potential violations of the Code and Standards. In the case of abusing the above documents, CFA Institute may initiate disciplinary proceedings towards such individuals.
Global Ethics Day
Ethics is at the core of CFA Institute’s mission to lead the investment profession. We take every opportunity to be involved in conversations that advance ethics in all aspects of business. We believe that through collaboration with other organizations like Carnegie Council and ACCA we can amplify the message that ethics and integrity are drivers of both business success and sustainable growth and development.
This year Global Ethics Day will take place on 16 October 2019.
In 2019 CFA Society Poland launched a series of debates on ethical issues in the financial sector. The project will help the entire community strive towards the highest ethical standards and address the most common problems related to the area of ethics. The project is still ongoing throughout 2019.
Who holds more responsibility – the employer or the employee? Has the financial crisis of 2008 affected the ethical standards in Poland and globally? Is law always ethical? – these are some of the questions posed at the debates. Managers and professionals from the financial industry address them during the insightful events. The schedule of the debates in 2019.
Debate no 1 – 30/05 (introduction)
Debate no 2 – 25/06 (audit)
Debate no 3 – 19/09 (insurance)
Debate no 4 – 24/10 (banking)
Debate no 5 – 14/11 (capital markets)
Official partners of the debates: Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, PFR TFI, PKO Finat, Warsaw Stock Exchange, Parkiet
The events are held in Polish only. More details on the official website »