CFA Institute has launched a new open-access hub by and for finance professionals looking for research on investment practices in Asia-Pacific.
Called the Asia-Pacific Research Exchange (ARX), the site would be open to global and regional investment professionals looking for Asia-Pacific finance and investment management trends or to learn more about the region’s financial markets.
It would also be open to practitioners wanting to raise their profile as industry experts, academics wanting to share their theories and receive feedback from practitioners, and governments and regulators looking for insight on what makes capital markets work well.
Additionally, more than 30 regional organisations were publishing research on ARX, including S&P Global Market Intelligence, Morningstar, MSCI Research, Asian Corporate Governance Association, as well as the Tokyo-based Asian Development Bank Institute.
CFA Society Sydney president and managing director, research strategy, Asia-Pacific at Morningstar, Anthony Serhan, said ARX had been conceived for CFA members but interest in the platform had spread beyond this sphere.
“This initiative will also support our advocacy efforts through greater education, awareness, and transparency in capital markets and finance in 25 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region,” Serhan said.
Former CFA Society Sydney president and managing director and founder of FitzBiz Investment Analysis and Strategy, Brindha Gunasingham, said the initiative would bridge the gap between academic research and key practitioner insight and investment practices.
“The platform provides a mechanism for debate, sharing and collaboration, continuously increasing knowledge and education across the Asia-Pacific investment industry,” she said.