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NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIPTION

Published quarterly, the CFA Montreal newsletter is an online publication offering content that is both interesting and beneficial to our professionals. Offering exclusive interviews, opinion pieces, information about the Society’s events and activities, industry appointments and personalities, market outlook news, and articles on a wide variety of subjects, the newsletter aims to spur ongoing dialogue among professionals in the Montreal financial industry.
We invite you to send us your areas of interest and ideas for articles. You are also welcome to submit texts you have written and wish us to consider for publication.*
*CFA Montreal reserves the right to decide whether or not to publish articles and to request revisions if it judges that the subject matter represents a sensitive issue or one that may negatively affect the Society or its members.
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PUTTING INVESTORS FIRST

More than 2,450 members strong, CFA Montreal is a proactive organization that plays an indispensable role in Montreal’s financial and business communities. Year after year, we work diligently to promote the CFA® charter and ensure that investors, employers, regulators and the general public recognize the expertise and work ethic associated with the designation.

These efforts are part of the CFA Institute’s Putting Investors First initiative, which aims to make investors aware of their rights and help them understand the most important aspects of investing, while reinforcing the responsibility of industry professionals to fully address the needs and expectations of their clients.
 
 
 
 
Putting Investors First - 2017

The Future State of the Investment Profession Reports, released by CFA Institute represent a new type of content and vision from the institute about a subject of great importance to us all. Partnering with the Institutional Investor Thought Leadership Studio, the CFA Institute conducted a global quantitative survey among 1,145 investment leaders to bring you this portrait of the future of the industry.

Executive Summary Investment Industry Ecosystem Benefits to Society Organizational Game Changers
2015 - 2017 | INFORMATION YOU CAN TRUST
2014-2015 | A DESIGNATION THAT STANDS FOR EXPERTISE AND ETHICS

CFA INSTITUTE STATEMENT OF INVESTORS RIGHTS

The “Statement of Investor Rights” was developed by CFA Institute to advise buyers of financial service products of the conduct they are entitled to expect from financial service providers. These rights reflect the fundamental ethical principles that are critical to achieving confidence and trust in any professional relationship. The list applies to financial products and services such as investment management, research and advice, personal banking, insurance and real estate. Whether you are establishing an investment plan, working with a broker, opening a bank account or buying a home, the Statement of Investor Rights is a tool to help you get the information you need and the service you expect and deserve. Demanding that financial professionals abide by these rights helps you build trust in the person and/or firm you engage with, and thereby collectively restore trust, respect, and integrity in finance.

 

WHEN ENGAGING THE SERVICES OF FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS AND ORGANIZATIONS, I HAVE THE RIGHT TO…

  1. Honest, competent, and ethical conduct that complies with applicable law;
  2. Independent and objective advice and assistance based on informed analysis, prudent judgment, and diligent effort;
  3. My financial interests taking precedence over those of the professional and the organization;
  4. Fair treatment with respect to other clients;
  5. Disclosure of any existing or potential conflicts of interest in providing products or services
  6. Understanding of my circumstances, so that any advice provided is suitable and based on my financial objectives and constraints;
  7. Clear, accurate, complete and timely communications that use plain language and are presented in a format that conveys the information effectively;
  8. An explanation of all fees and costs charged to me, and information showing these expenses to be fair and reasonable;
  9. Confidentiality of my information;
  10. Appropriate and complete records to support the work done on my behalf. to me;
 

 

Investors are asked to present this statement to their advisors, whether they are setting up an investment plan, working with a broker, or buying securities.

Advisors are invited to adopt this statement, promote it and present it to their clients in order to demonstrate the principles they adhere to in their practice.

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