Ron Rimkus, CFA

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Ron Rimkus, CFA, is a content director at CFA Institute, where he focuses on economics and alternative investments. Previously, he served as CEO at the online technology company he founded, Chaos Management, Inc. Prior to founding Chaos Management, Rimkus served as director of large-cap equity products for BB&T Asset Management, where he led a team of research analysts, regional portfolio managers, client service specialists, and marketing staff. He also served as a senior vice president and lead portfolio manager of large-cap equity products at Mesirow Financial. Rimkus earned a bachelor of arts holds a BA in economics from Brown University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Topical Expertise: Alternative Investments · Economics

The Future of Finance: Seven Posts from the 68th Annual Conference

The Future of Finance: Seven Posts from the 68th Annual Conference

The frontiers of finance were on full display at the 68th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, late last month. With presentations covering a diverse range of topics, from geopolitical frameworks, to the biology of risk-taking, to bitcoin, and beyond, delegates gained powerful and practical insights. Here are seven posts inspired by the program. Read more

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Turning Points: Capital Flees the Eurozone and Comes to the United States

Turning Points: Capital Flees Eurozone and Comes to the United States

Capital is fleeing the euro and yen and the US dollar is surging higher. The US Federal Reserve is ever so slowly positioning the United States for a rise in rates while the rest of the world is slashing theirs in response to weakening economies. It seems the capital that departed the United States after the financial crisis is coming home after a long journey. Read more

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Warren Buffett Is Wrong: The Bitcoin Proof

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When I first took a serious look at bitcoin, I focused on its potential as a currency. It was hard not to notice the enthusiasm for bitcoin among a number of its proponents. But I balked nevertheless. I felt that bitcoin would have a common enemy in governments around the world, implying that it would be outlawed, burdened with onerous regulation, taxed, or otherwise butchered beyond recognition by policy. Read more

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