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top-10-posts-from-2018:-chart-crimes,-political-divides,-ai,-and-the-skill-ratio

Top 10 Posts from 2018: Chart Crimes, Political Divides, AI, and the Skill Ratio

Posted In: Alternative Investments, Behavioral Finance, Careers, Drivers of Value, Economics, Future States, History & Geopolitics, Leadership, Management & Communication Skills, Performance Measurement & Evaluation, Philosophy, Portfolio Management, Quantitative Methods, Standards, Ethics & Regulations (SER) 1. The Seven Kinds of Asset Owner Institutions There’s never been a better time to be an end investor. Thomas Brigandi […]
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Analyst Forecasts: Lessons in Futility

Joachim Klement, CFA, will be presenting at the 73rd CFA Institute Annual Conference, which will be held 17–20 May 2020 in Atlanta. The year 2018 is coming to a close and with it the endless reports on strategists’ stock market forecasts for the coming year. And rest assured, just like every year, someone is going […]
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“German Angst” Shapes Investment Decisions: Study

Germans are enthusiastic savers but reluctant shareholders. As a cohort, they demonstrate a counter-productive preference for fixed-income products. This inclination has barely changed even as income has fallen due to the European Central Bank (ECB)’s low interest rate policy. But we wanted to dig deeper into German investment behavior, so in conjunction with the polling […]
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The Changing Nature of Recessions

We may not have seen the end of boom and bust — as former UK prime minister Gordon Brown once claimed — but the world’s leading economies do appear to have become more stable in recent decades. This observation doesn’t mean the next recession (which we define as two or more consecutive quarters of economic […]
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The Future of Hedge Funds: Trends to Watch

What do the next five years hold for hedge funds? We posed that question to more than 300 fund managers and 120 institutional investors in alternatives in mid-2018. Our survey and research revealed several fascinating trends. 1. No Longer the Largest Alternative Asset Class? Based on the industry’s viewpoint and our proprietary data, we predict […]
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Investing Lessons from Bill Browder

Unless you’ve been living at the bottom of a well these past few years, you’re familiar with the remarkable story of Bill Browder, an American-born hedge fund manager whose adventures in the murky world of Russian business have been splashed across the front pages of the planet’s newspapers and whose voice is by now familiar […]
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Timothy Geithner: The Financial Crisis 10 Years Later

“Most of the time, we did not know what was going to happen next.” “We did not know the impact of what we were doing.” “We could not reassure credibly because of that.” “This is a world of humans. We should be skeptical of humans.” — Timothy Geithner Former US Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner sat down […]
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Women of Jeopardy! on Defining Success

As part of my ongoing Rich Thinking® research, I interview “successful” women around the world. There are many different ways of defining success, but lately I have been talking to a group of women who enjoyed a very particular kind of success. They were on the television quiz show Jeopardy! There are about 180 million […]
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whistleblowing:-the-risks-and-rewards

Whistleblowing: The Risks and Rewards

For the first time ever, the CFA Institute European Investment Conference will be held entirely online. With interactive sessions analyzing the most critical issues in the financial markets, the conference is a must-attend event for portfolio managers, analysts, CIOs, and CEOs. Join us 17–18 November 2020. Stephanie Gibaud did not plan on inserting herself into a […]
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humans-vs.-machines:-the-stress-management-edge

Humans vs. Machines: The Stress Management Edge

For the first time ever, the CFA Institute European Investment Conference will be held entirely online. With interactive sessions analyzing the most critical issues in the financial markets, the conference is a must-attend event for portfolio managers, analysts, CIOs, and CEOs. Join us 17–18 November 2020. Wish we could turn back time, to the good old daysWhen […]
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