CFA UK: Ethics increasingly drives investment professionals' career choices

Concerns over perception of industry

Mike Sheen
Chief executive of CFA UK Will Goodhart

Chief executive of CFA UK Will Goodhart

Investment professionals are placing increasing importance on the strength of a firm's ethical values when making career decisions, data released by CFA UK suggests.

A survey from the UK component of the CFA Institute found 63% of its members gave a ‘10/10' rating to the importance of a firm acting in an ethical manner in interactions with themselves and clients, up from 58% last year. CFA UK awards fellowship to former AIC chair Meanwhile, 51% awarded 10/10 for the firm demonstrating values aligned with theirs and 44% awarded the same score to the importance of a firm being forthright in disclosing and managing conflicts of interest, up from 46% and 34% respectively in 2017. Overall, 96% of respondents said they look for a firm that acts in an...

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