Author Archives: Susan Hoover, JD

Susan Hoover was the editor of Connexions, the CFA Society Leader newsletter and the digital editor of the Enterprising Investor blog at CFA Institute. Prior to CFA Institute, Hoover worked for McCallum & Kudravetz, PC, and the US Department of the Navy in real estate and labor law. Hoover earned the CFA Institute Investment Foundations™ Certificate and holds a BA degree from Lehigh University and a JD degree from the Washington College of Law, American University.

Investing with Grit

Grit, as identified by Daniel Goleman, could produce better outcomes for analyst recommendations, portfolio managers, and interactions between members of investment committees. Read More

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A Gulf of Factors to Consider – From Identifying Investor Risk Profiles to Geopolitics for Investors

At the Research Foundation Workshop for the Practitioner, Philippa Malmgren will discuss broad-based influences on investment decisions, and Joachim Klement, CFA, will outline the factors that can determine personal risk and return preferences. Read More

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Making the Most of Your Time in Frankfurt

Frankfurt has several sites of historical, artistic, and culinary significance that delegates should plan to enjoy while they visit to attend the 68th CFA Institute Annual Conference. Read More

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Wealth Manager Strategies for Uncertainty: Jean Brunel on Meeting Client Goals

Understanding client goals is the key to effective wealth management, according to Jean Brunel, CFA. In times of unexpected market chaos, that understanding becomes even more important. Read More

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Putting a Price on Innovation: Measuring a Firm’s Ability to Adapt

When important qualities like innovation and culture are hard to measure, where can analysts find answers for challenging valuation questions? Read More

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Irrational Decisions and the Biology of Behavioral Finance

The hormonal catalysts that prompt excessive approaches to risk could be driving irrational swings in the marketplace. Read More

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The Intersection of Geopolitics and Economics: Insights from Ian Bremmer

In a global environment of increased fragmentation and uncertainty, Ian Bremmer’s analysis of political developments and their effects on financial markets is particularly relevant. Read More

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