More work needs to be done to close the gender gap across many industries. Raising awareness is one step along this path. On the eve of International Women's Day, Lauren Foster curates career resources to help you progress from "post fear" to the
How many of the hedge funds out there are actually worth investing in? Ben Carlson, CFA, explores the question.
Voting is an amalgamation of individual biases. When election results run contrary to popular sentiment, it exemplifies the irrationality involved in voting-based collective decisions. Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, explores this phenomenon and more in t
How high can US equity markets go? For a sense of the S&P 500's direction, we conducted an informal poll of readers of CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief for their perspective on where they see the index a year from now.
If investors have the option to cheaply replicate their desired exposures to help solve their portfolio problems, then why shouldn't they? Mark Harrison, CFA, curates the latest insights on what is meant by smart beta and factor investing and how
Jason Voss, CFA, provides a primer on open-monitoring meditation, along with a sample practice, in the latest edition of his Meditation Tips for Investment Professionals series.
Highlights from February include a guide to better decision making by Lauren Foster; an analysis of how to assimilate market sentiment and crowd psychology to make intelligent investment decisions from Greg Blotnick, CFA; a Todd Wenning, CFA, rev
Active fund management is alive, thriving, and adding value across trillions of dollars of assets worldwide.
It turns out there are some very precise words for some very strange emotions. Lauren Foster provides a rundown and curates other selections on the Oscars, agnotology, or the purposeful propagation of ignorance, and much more, in Weekend Reads.
Are investment professionals less vulnerable to mistakes as they mature and gain experience? We asked CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers what they thought. Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, explores the results.
In this book, a wide range of topics in the financial technology (fintech) space — including lending, payments, remittances, capital and investments, compliance, analytics, security, identity, cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, behavioral b
"Why on earth worry about demographics?” asked Clint R. Laurent, founder and CEO of Global Demographic. Because "Demographics change quietly in the background," he explained. "Suddenly, the target market that you thought Company X was going to do
A new calculation tool can help determine if it's the right time for clients to refinance. Paul Fennell explains.
Where do we stand today from a market sentiment perspective? And how does one assimilate sentiment and crowd psychology and use it to make informed, intelligent investment decisions? Greg Blotnick, CFA, explains.
Is there a way to reconcile current market bullishness with the populist wave spreading across the globe? Selections in the latest Weekend Reads tackle this question as well as the future of retail, the gig economy, Red Sox great Ted Williams, an
So what precisely is impeding global economic growth? For insight, we asked readers of CFA Institute NewsBrief what they believe is the single biggest obstacle. Jason Voss, CFA, examines their response.
It was just shy of two weeks since President Donald Trump’s inauguration when former US Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke took to the podium at the CFA Society Boston’s 31st Annual Market Dinner. His presentation covered a broad range of topics,
For Ronald M. Florance, Jr., CFA, the investment opportunities of tomorrow lie outside of traditional developed markets.
Uncertainty is everywhere. So how do you navigate it? Lauren Foster provides some helpful tips courtesy of Ben Carlson, CFA.
This week's edition of Weekend Reads from Jason Voss, CFA, features stories about the need for real economic theories based on data, how to restructure your mind, and ethics in Silicon Valley, among other topics.