Category Archives: Portfolio Management

Top 10 Steven Eisman Quotes from Hong Kong

Steven Eisman delivered an hour’s worth of pithy and insightful comments on the global financial crisis, the markets, and the finance industry. Read More

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Risk and Opportunities in Frontier Markets

Some investors find that the chaos inherent in frontier markets offers a chance to profit from molding disorder into order. Read More

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Chinese Government Bonds: The Elephant in the Room

China’s government fixed-income market constitutes a US $12-trillion opportunity, according to Emil Nguy. Read More

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Staying Ahead of the Curve in Global Investing

The 71st CFA Institute Annual Conference has been designed to equip financial professionals with the tools necessary to succeed in an increasingly competitive, diverse, global working environment. Read More

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Frances Barney, CFA, on Tackling Enterprise Investment Risk Management

Enterprise risk management goes beyond taking information from investment managers at face value, but it’s a better way to get a picture of the investment risks involved. Read More

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The Importance of Avoiding Unintended Bets in Your Investment Portfolio

At the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference, Robert P. Browne, CFA, CIO at Northern Trust, discussed his team’s investment process and warned portfolio managers about understanding the full extent of the implied bets made with their investments. 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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C. Thomas Howard Urges Practitioners to “View the Markets as They Are”

C. Thomas Howard, an opponent of the efficient markets hypothesis, advocates for a radical departure from the idea of diversification at the core of a healthy portfolio. 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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Karen Firestone on Taking the Right Risks

By applying four tenets of sensible risk taking, Karen Firestone finds better outcomes. Read More

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