Lei Zhang on Hillhouse Capital’s Success Equation

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Lei Zhang on Hillhouse Capital’s Success Equation

The CFA Institute Annual Conference is an unrivaled opportunity to access high-quality, unbiased educational content that equips investment professionals with the latest thinking on critical industry issues. The 72nd CFA Institute Annual Conference will be held in London on 12–15 May 2019.

Hillhouse Capital Management Group was founded in 2005 with US $20 million in seed capital from the Yale University endowment. Since then, the investment manager has grown its assets under management (AUM) to over $30 billion.

What explains this explosive growth? Read More

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Two out of Three: India and China in the Coming Decade

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Haiyan Wang
The CFA Institute Annual Conference is an unrivaled opportunity to access high-quality, unbiased educational content that equips investment professionals with the latest thinking on critical industry issues. The 72nd CFA Institute Annual Conference will be held in London on 12–15 May 2019.

China and India will be two of the three largest economies in the world by 2025. That’s according to Haiyan Wang, managing partner of China India Institute, and her assertion is supported by the International Monetary Fund and long-term GDP forecasts by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

At the 71st CFA Institute Annual Conference in Hong Kong, Wang examined the forces that each country must harness, and the barriers that they will need to overcome, to realize their full potential. Read More

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Paul Smith, CFA: Purpose, Professionalism, and the Rise of Trust

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Paul Smith, CFA: Purpose, Professionalism, and the Rise of Trust

Taking the stage before an audience of investment professionals at the 71st CFA Institute Annual Conference at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, CFA Institute president and CEO Paul Smith, CFA, issued a rousing call for a more responsible and client-focused finance industry. He laid out the formidable challenges the industry faces, from diminished trust to business models far removed from end investor outcomes, and encouraged  those in attendance and watching around the world to take the initiative to confront and overcome them. “Let us seize this common sense of purpose,” he said. “Let us harness our energy, our ethical standards, and our goodwill in order to do great things and drive great change.” Read More

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The Future’s $100 Trillion Question

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Now, more than ever, 2 million people working in financial services are uncertain about their future, watching a convergence of megatrends sweep through the investment world. Traditional practices and business models are being disrupted while interested observers are left wondering how it will all unfold.

These major trends are at the center of the countless variables and predictions trying to make sense of the future for financial services: Read More

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The Returns on Diversification

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Even after decades of progress in the professional advancement of women, under-representation in the investment space is a problem in every global market. And the higher we look up the management ladder, the worse it gets.

A Mercer study found that while women comprise about 67% of support-level staff in the industry, and close to 50% at the professional level, that percentage slumps to a mere 15% in the executive echelons. Read More

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A Map of Many Roads: Where do Cryptocurrencies Go from Here?

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The CFA Institute Annual Conference is an unrivaled opportunity to access high-quality, unbiased educational content that equips investment professionals with the latest thinking on critical industry issues. The 72nd CFA Institute Annual Conference will be held in London on 12–15 May 2019.

If 2017 was the year that cryptocurrencies made their grand entrance to the global financial dinner party, then 2018 is the year when everyone works out where they should sit.

With prices surging and slumping, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) vanishing faster than Arctic sea ice, hackers spreading fear, and authorities struggling worldwide to form coherent regulatory structures, the cryptocurrency landscape for investment professionals is confusing at best. Read More

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Staying Ahead of the Curve in Global Investing

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What’s next for global investors? What will matter most to clients and to firms — which technological and regional developments do you need to understand to be prepared for the future? These are some of the issues that will be discussed at the 71st CFA institute Annual Conference, an event designed to equip financial professionals with the tools necessary to succeed in an increasingly competitive, diverse, global working environment.

The pace of change is accelerating, and CFA Institute has put together a dynamic, forward-looking event that examines The Future of Global Investing. Prominent investors, top economists, bestselling investment authors, academic leaders, and those working on the forefront of technology and business will share insights into key issues at this event, with an emphasis on Asia. Read More

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Hong Kong Hosts the 71st CFA Institute Annual Conference

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One of the world’s largest and longest-running gatherings of investment professionals will return to the Asia Pacific region this May: The 71st CFA Institute Annual Conference will be hosted by The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts in Hong Kong.

As a destination, Asia’s world city has a lot to offer: Read More

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Eric Sim, CFA, and the Skills for Success

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Eric Sim, CFA

The CFA Institute Annual Conference is an unrivaled opportunity to access high-quality, unbiased educational content that equips investment professionals with the latest thinking on critical industry issues. The 72nd CFA Institute Annual Conference will be held in London on 12–15 May 2019.

Focus and persistence have paid off for Eric Sim, CFA. After failing important exams in high school, he resolved to apply himself, turning that setback into a pivotal moment that transformed his life. From there, his career trajectory took him from working at his father’s noodle stall to offering corporate finance solutions in a top investment bank.

Not only does Sim hold an MSc degree in finance, but he also earned his CFA charter — a journey that is completed by fewer than one in five candidates. Read More

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Cryptocurrency Derivatives and the Future of Bitcoin

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The CFA Institute Annual Conference is an unrivaled opportunity to access high-quality, unbiased educational content that equips investment professionals with the latest thinking on critical industry issues. The 72nd CFA Institute Annual Conference will be held in London on 12–15 May 2019.

Cryptocurrency Derivatives and the Future of Bitcoin

Last year saw a major change in the way that news outlets covered bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Though cryptocurrencies have generated outrageous headlines in the years since their initial introduction, 2017 marked a milestone in their transition from fringe investment to alternative asset.

Bitcoin derivatives, which would make the investment accessible to a broader pool of potential investors, have been under discussion since 2013. But regulatory approval has been difficult to obtain. Two exchanges in the United States, CBOE Global Markets and CME Group, received authorization and began listing bitcoin futures in December, and news outlets have been watching the settlements of those contracts closely to see what it could mean for bitcoin derivatives and for cryptocurrencies in general. Read More

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