Monthly Archives: May 2014

Flash Boys Debate: FT “Samples the Mood” on High-Frequency Trading at #FutureFinance Conference

Speakers at the CFA Institute Annual Conference hold a range of views on an issue that cuts to the heart of the transparency and fairness of financial markets. Read More

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Emerging Markets Investing: Getting the Big Picture Right is the Most Important Variable

Arjun Divecha, chairman of GMO’s board of directors, favors criteria that describe the financial flexibility of each country in which he seeks to invest. Read More

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Bill Sharpe on Retirement Planning: “I Would Prefer to Default People into an Annuity”

“Many people who are lower- and middle-income really are taking a big risk if they do not annuitize to some extent — a risk of basically running out of money,” he tells the FT‘s John Authers. Read More

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Crowdsourcing Investment Insights: How and Why It Works

A trio of entrepreneurs explain how their startup companies are harnessing the power of social media and online collaboration to enhance investment research. Read More

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Emerging Market Debt: An Asset Class Coming of Age

Despite recent downturns in some emerging markets, Kristin Ceva, CFA, remains bullish on a number of emerging market countries. Read More

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Ann Pettifor: Central Banking, State Capitalism, and the Future of the Monetary System (Video)

Is ever-increasing sovereign debt a recipe for disaster or essential for global prosperity and stability? Read More

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Tomáš Sedláček: The Economics of Good and Evil (Video)

Tomáš Sedláček discusses how stories and narrative structures have shaped economic theory. Read More

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C. Thomas Howard on Behavioral Finance: Reject the Model, Not the Real World

Conventional financial theory uses volatility as a proxy for risk, but C. Thomas Howard suggests that volatility is merely a proxy for emotion, making it measurable. Read More

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Day 4 Recap: Economics without Numbers, the Future of Venture Capital (Video)

Reporting live from the closing of the 67th CFA Institute Annual Conference, Ron Rimkus, CFA, and Jason Voss, CFA, share their favorite insights from the event. Read More

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Chris Douvos, CFA: Tectonic Shift Taking Place in the Venture Capital Industry

The venture capital industry is changing dramatically and maintaining the status quo is not an option. Read More

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