Celebrating 50 Years of High-Quality Research
The CFA Institute Research Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that sponsors independent research for investors and investment professionals around the world. 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.
We publish research that is relevant, comprehensive, and offers innovation and insight, including the following and more:
- Literature Reviews
- RF Briefs
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Currently Funded Projects
- Structure of the Global Investment Management Industry
- Factor Analysis
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We partner with various CFA member societies, universities, corporations, and other organizations to share our research with investment professionals.
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The Research Foundation Leadership Circle honors the following investment professionals whose outstanding commitment and contributions have benefited the CFA Institute Research Foundation.
James R. Vertin
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.