Author Archives: Julie Hammond, CFAJulia Hammond, CFA, is a director in the Educational Events and Programs group at CFA Institute, where she leads the planning for a number of annual and specialty conferences, including the Fixed-Income Management Conference, Security Analysis Conference, and the Financial Analysts Seminar. Previously, she developed strategies for pension, endowment, and foundation fund clients at Equitable Capital Management (now AllianceBernstein), and she has also worked as an auditor for Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Hammond served for a number of years as chair of the investment committee for the Rockbridge Regional Library Foundation. She holds a BS in accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.
Devan Kaloo, Head of Global Emerging Markets Equities at Aberdeen Asset Management, is “quite optimistic about EM equities.” In his opinion, valuations are attractive relative to developed markets. Read More
Most projected high-yield bond default rates in the marketplace, asserts Martin S. Fridson, CFA, are based on a calculation method that is wrong for a number of reasons. Read More
Investors fell in love with hedge funds after the Internet bubble burst, but beginning around 2004 something went terribly off track. Read More
Despite recent downturns in some emerging markets, Kristin Ceva, CFA, remains bullish on a number of emerging market countries. Read More
Portfolio manager Grant Williams used mathematical proofs to explain four key disconnects between financial markets and the global economy. Read More