Investment professionals see a rosier year ahead

But survey highlights widespread concern over falling global market integrity

INVESTMENT professionals around the world are reporting greater optimism about economic prospects for the coming year, according to the CFA Institute 2014 Global Market Sentiment Survey (GMSS), with optimism

in Singapore almost doubling. Of those surveyed here, 59 per cent predicted an expansion of the global economy, up from 32 per cent a year ago.

However, these same professionals also cited some concerns over global market integrity, with those in Singapore and Switzerland being the two most critical groups on the issue of a lack of ethical culture within firms.

These were among key findings of the online survey conducted between Oct 2 and 17, which drew responses from 6,561 members in over 110...

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