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CFA Institute Member Survey Finds Mixed Response to Proposed SEC CEO Pay Ratio Rule

CFA Institute Member Survey Finds Mixed Response to Proposed SEC CEO Pay Ratio Rule

CFA Institute recently asked its members to weigh in on the issue of pay disclosure ratios at companies listed with the SEC. (By way of background, the SEC recently voted 3-2 to propose rules on this front.)

Here’s what Matt Orsagh, CFA, CIPM, and a director of capital markets policy at CFA Institute, had to say about the (interesting) results: 

The SEC proposal would require companies to disclose CEOs’ total compensation as a multiple of median total worker pay. Total compensation would include salary, bonus, stock-and-option awards, long-term incentive pay, and change in pension value. 

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The most challenging sections of a challenging exam

The most challenging sections of a challenging exam

If you’ve ever wanted to achieve CFA Institute charterholder status, this will be of interest.  According to results of a recent survey of CFA Program candidates, the Fixed Income section of the exam was ranked the most difficult followed by Derivatives.  (The survey was conducted shortly after the June 2014 exam and received responses from 21,432 out of 148,927 candidates from around the globe.)  

And there’s something else you may want to consider:  Exam preparation timeOn average, candidates spent 307 hours studying for the June 2014 exam. 

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CFA Institute: Claritas Program Scholarships for Media Now Available

CFA Institute: Claritas Program Scholarships for Media Now Available

Do you know someone in the media who’s interested in enhancing their knowledge of the investment industry?  If so, you’ll want to pass this along:

According to CFA Institute, its Claritas® Program offers “a clear understanding of the global investment industry, including the essentials of finance, ethics, and investment roles and responsibilities”.

Media Scholarship Details Reduces the Claritas registration fee to US$300 (from US$685)* Available to qualified members of the media, including reporters, journalists, and others who disseminate financial news, data, and education.

*Includes the registration fee for one exam sitting and access to all study materials and tools.

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CFA Institute’s Claritas Investment Certificate

CFA Institute’s Claritas Investment Certificate

If you’re an industry professional working with investment decision makers in functions such as operations, administration, IT, HR, marketing, sales, compliance, or customer service, consider working towards the Claritas Investment Certificate. Launched last year by the globally respected CFA Institute, the new education program provides a thorough understanding of how the investment industry works and represents a new international education and ethics standard across the financial services sector.

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