Author Archives: David Larrabee, CFA

David Larrabee, CFA, is director of Member and Corporate Products at CFA Institute and serves as the subject matter expert in portfolio management and equity investments. Previously, he spent two decades in the asset management industry as a portfolio manager and analyst. He holds a BA in economics from Colgate University and an MBA in finance from Fordham University. Topical Expertise: Equity Investments · Portfolio Management

Adapting to a New Reality: Investment Firms of the Future

Shifting cultural norms and quantum leaps in technology are accelerating change in the investment management industry. Read More

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ESG Investing’s Growing Influence

The integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into the institutional investment analysis and decision-making process is a mega-trend that investors can no longer ignore, says Emily Chew. Read More

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Navigating the Markets in a Year of Transition

Elizabeth Corley described 2017 as a year of transition as she shared her outlook on the economy, geopolitics, fiscal and monetary policy, and their implications for global investors. And while she characterized the environment as challenging and struck a cautious tone, she also offered hope and some words of advice for beleaguered active managers. Read More

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The Financial Industry Is Ushering in a New Discipline of Ownership

The finance industry has reached a tipping point, according to Stephen Davis, where asset owners are shifting from passive ownership to embracing their roles as responsible stewards for the industry. Read More

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Generating Alpha by Exploiting Market Anomalies

Net of fees, the average active investor will underperform the stock market. Yet empirical data also suggest that there are a number of market anomalies that have persisted over time, and disciplined investors can exploit them to generate outsized returns, Peter Berezin says. Read More

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A New Model for Pension Management

Keith P. Ambachtsheer, long an outspoken advocate for pension reform, gave a sober assessment of the state of the world’s workplace retirement plans, praising the relative strength of plans in northern Europe while declaring those in southern Europe to be a “disaster.” Read More

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Value Investors Fighting the Urge to Herd

The most successful fund managers are contrarians — those who zig when the market zags. Read More

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Charles de Vaulx: Seeking Value in an Overpriced World

Charles de Vaulx, CIO of International Value Advisers (IVA), subscribes to the classic value investing principles practiced by Benjamin Graham and his disciples, including Walter Schloss and Warren Buffett. But he is hardly a clone. Read More

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For Investors in India, Reform Equals Opportunity

Punita Kumar-Sinha, CFA, expects Indian stocks, up nearly 20% over the past year, to move even higher. Read More

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Wider than Milliseconds: Identifying a Margin of Safety

Value investors focus their analysis on putting information in context, an approach that can take longer, but is less reliant on the fastest execution of an algorithm. Read More

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