Category Archives: Economics

Paul Smith, CFA: Reasons to Believe

Paul Smith, CFA, urges his colleagues to breathe life into the idea of a “new professionalism.” Read More

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Is Your Gray Rhino Plan in Place?

“The most obvious thing is what escapes us,” says author Michele Wucker. Her advice to financial professionals? Identify and plan for the obvious gray rhinos. Read More

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Register to Attend the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference

Registration is open for the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 21–24 May 2017. Read More

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Changes in Geopolitical Perspectives: “A World That Will Fragment”

Geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan foresees simultaneous political crises that will erode local state authorities, unleashing violence and terrorism. Capital flight, driven by geopolitical concerns, will surely follow. 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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Responsible Investment Is Coming of Age

In the 300 years since John Wesley’s sermon “The Use of Money,” responsible investing has evolved from the moral stance of a few to an approach now widely endorsed by global institutions and hotly pursued by millennials and seasoned advocates alike. So, where will it go from here? Read More

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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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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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