Lauren Foster

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Lauren Foster is a content director at CFA Institute, where she focuses on private wealth and behavioral finance. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer for Barron’s and the Financial Times. Prior to her freelance work, Foster was an editor and writer for the FT, where she covered wealth management. She holds a BA in political science from the University of Cape Town, and an MS in journalism from Columbia University. Topical Expertise: Behavioral Finance · Private Wealth Management

The Gender Imbalance in Finance: How Do We Narrow the Gap?

The Gender Imbalance in Finance: How Do We Narrow the Gap?

As part of the Future of Finance initiative, CFA Institute recently held an online forum to discuss the high cost of the gender imbalance in finance. Two of the questions that were discussed were: (1) Would it be good for the end investor if women represented more of the industry? and (2) Greater diversity of thought processes can often lead to better end results. But is the finance industry attracting and, perhaps more importantly, retaining women? Read more

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Some Surprising (and Not-So-Surprising) Notes on Risks and Happiness in Retirement

Some Surprising (and Not-So-Surprising) Notes on Risks and Happiness in Retirement

Michael Finke, professor and director of retirement planning and living in the personal financial planning department at Texas Tech University, discusses idiosyncratic longevity trends and risks; planning for cognitive and physical changes in old age as a fiduciary adviser; and avoiding risks and planning for a more satisfying life in retirement. Read more

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Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Buffett Wisdom, Grit, and Poetry

Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Buffett Wisdom, Grit, and Poetry

I read some smart advice this week, courtesy of Marc Andreessen: “You want to have as much ‘prepared mind’ as you possibly can. And learn as much as you can about as many things, as much as you can.” Here’s my contribution to your efforts to learn as much as you can, about as many things as you can, with articles ranging from the prosaic (investing) to the profoundly intense and personal (grief). Read more

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