Ethical Conduct in Financial Markets

ACI and the Global Code of Conduct

ACI has always encouraged its membership to acknowledge, respect and adhere to principles of ethical behaviour. ACI has been an active part of the evolution towards new global standards including the new Global Code of Conduct and the FICC Market Standards Board.

ACI is proud to have participated in the creation of the new Code and believes that it provides an excellent framework for ethical behaviour that will be enhanced and refined as market circumstances demand. 

As longstanding proponents and influencers of ethical conduct, ACI welcomes the progress made by the FX Working Group in respect of defining Code principles, governance and adherence.  An active member of the Market Participants Group reporting to the BIS FX Working Group, ACI contributed directly to this important industry initiative and will continue to contribute to the GFXC (Global Foreign Exchange Committee) that will assume ownership and responsibility for the future development of the Code.   ACI will also participate directly in ongoing market consultation on specific Code Principles.


ELAC  — E Learning Attestation and Certification portal allows individuals to demonstrate adherence to the Code of Conduct on a continuous basis through a Personal Accreditation rating (PAR).


Ethical Conduct Solutions for Institutions & Individuals

Partnering with ACI can substantially add to the image of your institution as one that embraces the highest standards of conduct and ethical behaviour and best market practice, a key service differentiator in today's markets.

The contribution to ACI's Ethical Conduct solutions made by individual and institutional members and the overall leadership that these companies provide is widely recognised.

  1. Central banks
  2. Consulting firms
  3. Broker-dealers
  4. Service providers
  5. Government / Regulatory Agencies
  6. Academia

By implementing the ACI Code of Conduct Compliance Pack and/or by sponsoring the ACI Code of Conduct programmes, you are assisting the global financial marketplace to operate to the highest standards of ethical behaviour and best market practice.

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Committee for Professionalism

ACI's longstanding Committee for Professionalism (CFP) comprises of industry-wide market practitioners representing the spectrum of financial markets participants and with broad and deep industry expertise. The CFP is responsible for oversight and review of the use cases and questions used to measure delegate understanding of practical applications of the 55 Principles set out in the Global Code of Conduct.

Additionally, in the event of a dispute, the CFP offers expert guidance and recommendations for resolution. The Chair of the ACI CFP may also be called as an expert witness in certain cases.