Ethics committee


We are proud to have recently been appointed to co-chair the CFA UK Ethics Committee. We are extremely grateful to our predecessors, James Irving and Annabel Gillard for all their hard work and for allowing us to inherit a Committee in a strong position and with an excellent track record of delivering high quality content to CFA UK members and promoting dialogue on ethical issues within the investment profession.

We hope to build on this legacy and are designing a program that will increase debate on ethical issues amongst the membership and developing material that will engage both established professionals and those entering the industry with ethical issues.

Adrian Clarke, CFA and Miles Galaska, CFA

Adrian Clark CFA & Miles Galaska CFA
Co-Chairs, CFA UK Ethics committee

Main responsibilities

  • Promote professionalism and the value of employing individuals committed to ethics, professionalism and integrity
  • Communicate regularly with our members to help determine their needs
  • Review member feedback and other information to determine whether our services are meeting our members need
  • Where appropriate work with, and provide a resource for, the Disciplinary Review Committee
  • Liaise with the Professional Standards and Market Practices Committee and other CFA UK entities (e.g. special interest groups)
  • Liaise with CFA Institute and other local societies, including in development of the Code and Standards and member support
  • Maintain contacts with the regulator, professional bodies, firms, non-governmental organisations, academics, educators and others
  • Bring to the Chairman's attention, and where appropriate to the Board's attention, matters requiring high-level input
  • Review the ethics and professionalism member support offerings of comparable professional organisations with the aim of ensuring that what we offer is market-leading.

Areas of focus for 2019/20

  • Hosting events that to encourage dialogue and debate amongst the membership, including a series of planned book groups and film clubs
  • Discuss the ethical implications of external factors that will impact the investment industry, such as artificial intelligence and investing in a changing legislative environment
  • Promote programmes that engage directly with members and investment professionals, including the Ethics Case Study Competition and Ethics Challenge for graduates of partner firms