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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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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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Daniel Goleman: Finance as a Force for Good

Investment professionals across the globe need to take the long view and bend the arc of the future away from being self-focused and toward caring about others, says Daniel Goleman. Read More

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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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Best Practices in Pension Fund Management: The Canadian Model

What is the highly acclaimed Canadian public pension fund model, and can its methods be translated to other countries? Read More

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A New Model for Pension Management

Keith P. Ambachtsheer, long an outspoken advocate for pension reform, gave a sober assessment of the state of the world’s workplace retirement plans, praising the relative strength of plans in northern Europe while declaring those in southern Europe to be a “disaster.” Read More

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