"...High ethical standards are critical to maintaining the public’s trust in financial markets and in the investment profession. Since their creation in the 1960s, the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct have promoted the integrity of CFA Institute members and served as a model for measuring the ethics of investment professionals globally, regardless of job function, cultural differences, or local laws and regulations. All CFA Institute members (including holders of the Chartered Financial Analyst® [CFA®] designation) and CFA candidates must abide by the Code and Standards and are encouraged to notify their employer of this responsibility. Violations may result in disciplinary sanctions by CFA Institute. Sanctions can include revocation of membership, revocation of candidacy in the CFA Program, and revocation of the right to use the CFA designation."
- CFA Institute
Cutting Through the Confusion, Where to Turn for Help with Your Investments - published by the North American Securities Administrators Association, the Investment Adviser Association, the Financial Planning Coalition, and CFA Institute.