Category Archives: Economics

What Do Investment Professionals Need to Hear?

How do you locate the ideas today that the investment community will be discussing tomorrow? Read More

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Recovery or Expansion? A View of the US Economy

Goldman Sachs Senior Investment Strategist Abby Joseph Cohen, CFA, sees the United States looking far healthier than it did during the years in and around the 2008 financial crisis. Read More

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The Sharing Economy and the Evolution of Crowd-Based Capitalism

Technological advances are reshaping the global economic system and the future of work. At the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference, Arun Sundararajan shared his findings on how technology is transforming the labor force and business organizations. Read More

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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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Thaler on Choice Confusion: To Intervene or Not to Intervene

Richard H. Thaler reviewed many of our behavioral frailties during his lively and engaging presentation at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Philadelphia. The key takeaway: If only we could learn. Read More

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Sir Paul Tucker Diagnoses Threats to the Success of Financial Capitalism

“You and your clients have a massive stake in the direction of banking reforms,” Sir Paul Tucker told the audience during his presentation 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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Investment Wisdom from the Masters: Risks and Relative Values in Diversified Global Portfolios

“We are lucky enough to hear from two important luminaries if I dare not say lions, of the financial economic world over the last few decades,” introduced Gillian Tett as Robert Shiller and Jeremy Siegel squared off again. Read More

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Navigating the Markets in a Year of Transition

Elizabeth Corley described 2017 as a year of transition as she shared her outlook on the economy, geopolitics, fiscal and monetary policy, and their implications for global investors. And while she characterized the environment as challenging and struck a cautious tone, she also offered hope and some words of advice for beleaguered active managers. Read More

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The Financial Industry Is Ushering in a New Discipline of Ownership

The finance industry has reached a tipping point, according to Stephen Davis, where asset owners are shifting from passive ownership to embracing their roles as responsible stewards for the industry. Read More

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