Author Archives: Julie Hammond, CFA

Julia 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.

Emerging Market Equities: Unloved and Under-Owned

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

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Predicting Bond Default Rates: Martin Fridson’s Method

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

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Shifting Sands in the Hedge Fund World

Investors fell in love with hedge funds after the Internet bubble burst, but beginning around 2004 something went terribly off track. 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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Checking the Math on Global Equity Prices, China Growth, the French Economy, and Gold

Portfolio manager Grant Williams used mathematical proofs to explain four key disconnects between financial markets and the global economy. Read More

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