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

Are We Headed for Another Global Financial Crisis?

It’s been seven years since the global financial crisis of 2008. Although market volatility has picked up somewhat recently, markets have stayed relatively stable. Major world economies remain sluggish, but are mostly reporting positive growth rates. Are we embarking on a new era of prosperity? Or should we expect another economic disaster sometime soon? We asked CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers what they think the probability is that the world will experience another financial crisis in the next five years. Read more

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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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