Research papers

Research and position papers

Research and position papers provide an opportunity for CFA UK to share our views on key topics in the investment profession to members and the wider public.

Here is a full list of CFA UK papers – please click any title to download the report:

  • Codes, standards and regulations

    Codes, standards and regulations

    A study of the differences and inter-dependencies between Codes, Standards and Regulations and how they combine to improve professional conduct in financial services

  • retail fund fees

    Innovations in retail fund fees

    An analysis of the benefits and shortcomings of different fee structures against a backdrop of new Assessment of Value regulation for UK retail funds

  • start-ups in asset management

    Start-ups in UK asset management

    A study of the barriers to entry and success for start-up businesses in UK asset management

  • MiFID II one year on

    MiFID II One year on

    A review of the successes, immediate shortcomings and possible unintended consequences of the MiFID II regulation for research unbundling and product governance

  • CFA UK's proposed framework for the assessment of value in fund management.

    Value for money: A framework for assessment

    CFA UK's proposed framework for the assessment of value in fund management

  • Benchmarks and Indices

    Benchmarks and Indices

    A position paper explaining why it is important to have good governance in the construction of benchmarks and indices and what good governance looks like

  • Termism in investing

    Termism: The long and short of it

    A position paper explaining why in investment long-termism alone is not the best road to value creation

  • Informed consent

    Informed consent

    A position paper explaining the importance of the process of informed consent or informed refusal in establishing society's trust in the investment profession.

  • Whistleblowing

    Whistleblowing

    A position paper explaining the importance of a robust whistleblowing process in ensuring trust in the financial services industry.