CFA UK: Ethics increasingly drives investment professionals' career choices

Concerns over perception of industry

Mike Sheen
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Chief executive of CFA UK Will Goodhart
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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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