Category Archives: Alternative Investments

Campbell R. Harvey Explains Blockchain 101

Duke University Professor of Finance Campbell R. Harvey explained the basics of blockchain technology to an audience at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference. Read More

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Progress Interrupted by Populism

Scarcely any attendees at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference thought that the populist tide had peaked and would start subsiding. Panelists Neil Howe, Michala Marcussen, CFA, and Willis Sparks discussed what it meant for global economies. Read More

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The Death of Private Equity Has Been Over-Reported

Will Ortel takes the pulse of private equity, reviewing the evidence provided by Professor Claudia Zeisberger, founder of INSEAD’s Global Private Equity Initiative. Read More

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Amy Myers Jaffe: Energy Markets and Musical Chairs

Ten years ago, we thought the world was running out of oil, that China and other emerging market countries would have insatiable energy demand growth, and that production costs would generally rise over time. That turned out to be wrong. Energy expert Amy Myers Jaffe explains why the world looks different today.

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The Promise of Africa

Bob Geldof shared a stirring vision for Africa. Not surprisingly, the lifelong activist pulled no punches in calling on finance to do its job and invest in the continent. Read More

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The Economy, Business, and Making Mom Proud

The Carlyle Group’s David M. Rubenstein shared words of wisdom about a broad range of topics, from the historical importance of the Magna Carta, to Paul Volcker’s monetary policies in the 1980s, and many subjects in between. Read More

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Confused, Yet Convinced: The Market View of Financial Technology

AirBnB has no real estate. Uber has no drivers. Will the investment services of the future have no money? Read More

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Essential Reading for Investing in a Changing World

Mark Harrison, CFA, shares insights for #CFAInvest delegates ready to explore the risks, opportunities, and challenges facing the global investment profession. Read More

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Peak Oil and Runaway China: A Dangerous Combination of Memes

A pair of memes, working in concert, created a dangerous scenario for energy investors who thought that this time would be different. Read More

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Five Essential Issues for Financial Professionals in the Year Ahead

New investment platforms and technological advances are changing the work of investment professionals and transforming investment paradigms. Read More

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