Sponsored by the Institute for Financial Transparency, the Transparency Label InitiativeTM brings C.A.L.M. to the global financial system and transforms opacity into an asset class.
It does this by using a label to draw a bright line between safe and unsafe financial products, between investing and blindly gambling and between rigged and unrigged financial markets.
(used with permission from author of Transparency Games)
Drawing this bright line is important because the financial markets directly impact all of our lives. They set the interest rate we pay on our mortgages or the interest rate that is paid to us on our savings. They set the exchange rates that are reflected in the price we pay on imports. They set the commodity prices for goods like electricity we purchase. They also influence the cost of food that we buy. Unfortunately in the absence of the bright line and the transparency enforced by the labels, bankers around the world have hidden behind a veil of opacity and engaged in bad behavior. They have rigged and manipulated these financial markets for their personal gain at our expense. The Transparency Label InitiativeTM is needed to put an end to this behavior and restore financial markets that work for our benefit.
Know What You Own
The Transparency Label InitiativeTM is needed so investors can know what they own or are buying. This applies to every aspect of the global financial system.
Avoid Blindly Betting
Where the label is not present, investors are blindly gambling in a market rigged for the benefit of the bankers.
Use the label!
Nobody makes good investment decisions when blindly betting. While some blind bets pay off, blindly betting is not a good long term investment strategy. A better strategy is use the label, know what you own and invest in unrigged markets.
By using a label to make a clear distinction between safe and unsafe, investing and blindly gambling as well as unrigged and rigged markets, the Transparency Label InitiativeTM allows us to keep C.A.L.M. and invest confidently.
Pay for the Label
To ensure the integrity of the label and the adequacy of the resulting disclosure for knowing what you own or are buying, the Transparency Label InitiativeTM is paid for by the buy-side.