NEW YORK, Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CFA Institute has partnered with the Regulatory Compliance Association (RCA) to create a process that helps asset managers to more easily and efficiently adopt the Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct (the Code) from CFA Institute at their firms. The product of the partnership, RCA's Compliance Transparency Platform, supports executives in aligning a firm's in-house compliance documents with the Code in a transparent and cost effective manner. About the Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct The Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct was first published by CFA Institute in 2009, and today, approximately 1,400 asset managers claim compliance with the Code. In 2016, several influential plan sponsors, representing trillions of dollars in assets under management, were signatories to a letter expressing support for the Code and emphasizing its importance to the asset management industry. They said: "We, the undersigned leading North American pension plans, wholeheartedly encourage investment management firms to embrace the standards set forth in the Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct. We are convinced that doing so sends a powerful message to our employees, our business partners, and our stakeholders who count on us to wisely manage the assets entrusted to our care." To find out more about the Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct, click here. About the RCA's Compliance Transparency PlatformSchacht said the purpose of the partnership with the Regulatory Compliance Association is to increase utilization of the code by driving down the cost of implementation, increasing the ease of adoption, and increasing transparency for plan sponsors who require substantive and documented access to a firm's compliance program. He noted that the platform combines tutorials and instruction from a faculty of distinguished chief compliance officers and general counsels to guide users through the process of adopting the Code.