Conflicts of Interest


On completion of this tutorial, you will be able to:

  • Define conflicts of interest (COIs)

  • Name the key sources and categories of COIs

  • List the major regulatory and legal frameworks that address COIs at financial firms

  • Identify the COIs management process, including identification, monitoring, mitigation, and disclosure

Tutorial Overview

Conflicts of interest arise when you have a reason to act in favor of one set of interests over another. In recent years, they have become a major focus for regulators seeking to improve the quality of governance and risk management at financial firms.

This tutorial provides a high-level overview of conflicts of interest at financial firms, including how such conflicts arise, how they may expose firms to various risks, and how they can best be managed.

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Tutorial Duration

75 minutes