AIMR Working On Analyst Guidelines

July 13, 2001 ( - The Association for Investment Management Research (AIMR) says it will issue "Research Objectivity Standards" in three months, offering a best practices guideline for stock analysts

Its plan follows a set of analyst “best practices” guidelines issued last month by the Securities Industry Association. However, AIMR’s guidelines are more focused on portfolio managers.

AIMR has formed a task force of more than a dozen investment pros to work on the standards.

It is also inviting members and the public to comment on objectivity issues raised and posted on its Web site, The cut-off for all responses is Oct. 10.

– Nevin Adams