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CFA Institute

Overview

The BMO Financial Group Finance Group Finance Research and Trading Lab is pleased to Introduce the Ethics Learning Lab offered by CFA Institute.

The training and certification are free of charge for Rotman Commerce and Rotman School of Management Students.

Designed to meet the needs of today’s learners, the Ethics Learning Lab supports subscribers with active and social learning in structured modules and supplementary resources.

Please scroll down for full information about the modules and how to register.

Programs

Trading and Analysis

This Program covers the CFA Institute Standards of Professional Conduct related to Trading and Analysis. The language of the Standards refer to members of CFA Institute and candidates in CFA® Programs who are required to abide by these standards. The CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct represent the behavioral benchmark for investment professionals globally. CFA Institute Members will earn 0.25 professional learning credits (inclusive of SER) for completing each Field Manual. Credit will be automatically recorded in the Professional Learning tracker.

Ethical Decision Making

CFA Institute has a strong commitment to promoting the highest standards of ethical behaviour among investment professionals. Identify, Consider, Act, and Reflect are the steps that form the foundation of the Ethical Decision-Making Framework developed by the CFA Institute to guide investment professionals as they resolve ethical dilemmas in the best interests of their clients. This program will teach you more about the Framework and how to apply it by using case studies based on real-world situations. The goal is to help you learn how to navigate any tricky ethical situations you may experience in your career. CFA Institute Members will earn 1.5 professional learning credits (inclusive of SER) for completing each Field Manual. Credit will be automatically recorded in the Professional Learning tracker. Take a couple minutes to watch the short welcome video below, and then dive in.

Professionalism

This Program covers the CFA Institute Standards of Professional Conduct related to Professionalism. The language of the Standards refer to members of CFA Institute and candidates in CFA® Programs who are required to abide by these standards. The CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct represent the behavioral benchmark for investment professionals globally. CFA Institute Members will earn 0.25 professional learning credits (inclusive of SER) for completing each Field Manual. Credit will be automatically recorded in the Professional Learning tracker.

Transparency and Disclosure

This Program covers the CFA Institute Standards of Professional Conduct related to Transparency and Disclosure. The language of the Standards refer to members of CFA Institute and candidates in CFA® Programs who are required to abide by these standards. The CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct represent the behavioral benchmark for investment professionals globally. CFA Institute Members will earn 0.25 professional learning credits (inclusive of SER) for completing each Field Manual. Credit will be automatically recorded in the Professional Learning tracker.

Interactions with Clients

This Program covers the CFA Institute Standards of Professional Conduct related to Interactions with Clients. The language of the Standards refer to members of CFA Institute and candidates in CFA® Programs who are required to abide by these standards. The CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct represent the behavioral benchmark for investment professionals globally. CFA Institute Members will earn 0.25 professional learning credits (inclusive of SER) for completing each Field Manual. Credit will be automatically recorded in the Professional Learning tracker.

Giving Voice to Values (GVV) for Investment Professionals

Ethics education often focuses on developing an awareness of ethical issues and then training you to conduct an analysis of how those issues should be addressed. You learn to apply a set of ethical principles or standards to act appropriately and avoid the negative consequences of unethical behavior. But Giving Voice to Values (GVV) focuses on action. Awareness and analysis point you in the right direction, but action teaches you to implement your ethical values. GVV encourages you to ask yourself “ WHAT IF I were going to act on my values? What would I say and do? How could I be most effective?”

GVV is not about persuading people to be more ethical. Instead, GVV starts from the premise that most of us have a strong ethical foundation and want to act on our values, but we want to have a reasonable chance of doing so effectively and successfully. GVV gives us the tools to take advantage of those opportunities to act. Watch this short clip to learn more.

Resources

Short, snack-sized learning that enhances and adds to what participants learn in the Programs.
Constantly expanding a variety of content on the latest in ethics and related topics in the investment profession.

Eligibility & Access

The training and certification are free of charge for Rotman Commerce and Rotman School of Management Students.

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About CFA Institute

The CFA Ethics Learning Lab is an innovative digital learning platform, which takes a collaborative approach to learning, thinking about and addressing some of the challenges facing our profession. The programs and resources here will help you uphold our mission of promoting a high standard of professional excellence as you practice being aware of and analyzing ethical dilemmas as well as effectively acting on your values.