Last month, financial professionals from around the world gathered in Frankfurt to attend the 68th CFA Institute Annual Conference, an opportunity to hear top economists, legendary investors, and governmental and regulatory leaders share insights on today’s most critical investment issues.
Since then, speakers and attendees have been sharing their experiences from the event, extending the conversation around global and regional financial issues that continue to influence their profession.
Conference moderator Liam Halligan published a column in The Telegraph, “Britain’s Fragile Finances Are a Political No-Go Area,” that examined how the “extremely direct, uncompromising questions” asked at the event reflected concerns around the fragile global recovery and the risks posed by mounting public debt.
Financial Times writer Spriha Srivastava attended the conference and discussed some of the insights that came from audience polling and speaker sessions:
- “Bitcoin Will Change Transactions, but Only for a Few,” examining opinions around cryptocurrencies;
- “Not Being on Social Media a Bigger Risk for Advisers,” summarizing Jukka Väänänen’s presentation on getting started with social media; and
- “Investors’ Interest Most Important, Poll Shows,” emphasizing the importance that investment professionals at the event placed on putting the interest of investors first.
Conference attendees Lance Gunkel, CFA, and Jason Gunkel, CFA, shared their impressions from the event on the Sherpa Investment Management Blog:
- CFA INSTITUTE ANNUAL CONFERENCE: DAY 1
- CFA INSTITUTE ANNUAL CONFERENCE: DAY 1: PART II
- CFA INSTITUTE ANNUAL CONFERENCE: DAY 2
- CFA INSTITUTE ANNUAL CONFERENCE: DAY 3
- CFA INSTITUTE ANNUAL CONFERENCE: FINAL DAY
- CFA INSTITUTE ANNUAL CONFERENCE: FINAL DAY: PART II
Conference exhibitor First Rate shared “Five Trends in Investment Management from the CFA Annual Conference,” which included tweets from Marshall Smith, CIPM, and other delegates.
Remarks from former European Central Bank executive board member Jürgen Stark resonated with with Christian Gressner, who included remarks from the conference in his discussion of a recent study on quantitative easing (QE).
On LinkedIn, Paolo Sironi discussed his impressions from the event and some of the key points made by speakers in his summary, “Goal-Based Investing at CFA 68th Annual Conference.”
On the Sanlam Investments blog, Paul Wilson discussed the themes he saw at the conference and how “CFA Delegates Agree Low Interest Rates Here to Stay.”
And Leonardo Severino, who attended the delegate and university student networking reception held on Sunday in connection with the conference, wrote about his experience for the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
If you weren’t able to join us in Frankfurt, you can explore our media library to watch session recordings and speaker interviews from the event. If you’d like to continue some of the conversations started in Frankfurt, you can also add remarks or a link to your own blog in the comments section of this post.
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