CFA Institute Research Foundation Helping investment professionals help society

Future Research

We invite you to submit a research proposal (PDF) or tell us what research would help you (PDF) better perform your investment management duties.

The CFA Institute Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that sponsors independent, in-depth research on current issues important to investors and investment professionals around the world.

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Funded Research Projects

Our mission is to fund, publish, and distribute comprehensive, high quality, independent research relevant to the global investment community. Current funded research projects include Entitlement Reform and the Behavioral Aspect of Risk Tolerance. 

A recent project funded by the Research Foundation was the writing and publication of Financial Market History: Reflections on the Past for Investors Today, co-edited by David Chambers and Elroy Dimson. Financial Times' senior investment commentator John Authers praised this collection of essays as "a great new compendium on financial history."

Partnerships

We partner with various CFA member societies, universities, corporations, and other organizations to share our research with investment professionals.

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The foundation’s activities support the CFA Institute mission of promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation solely sponsored by CFA Institute members and investment professionals.

Your donation enables us to continue our important mission to fund, publish, and distribute in-depth, high quality, independent research relevant to the global investment community. Contributions may be tax deductible within the limits provided by law.

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We offer volunteer opportunities for those interested in supporting our research efforts.

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Leadership Circle

The Research Foundation Leadership Circle honors the following investment professionals whose outstanding commitment and contributions have benefited the CFA Institute Research Foundation.


Gary Brinson
Gary Brinson
George Noyes
George Noyes
Walter Stern
Walter Stern

 

Fred Speece
Fred Speece
James R. Vertin
James R. Vertin
Frank Reilly
Frank Reilly

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