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Are Central Banks Losing Control?

With financial markets exhibiting some serious volatility in recent weeks, many are asking if central bankers are losing control. That’s an important question. But if they are losing control, doesn’t that imply that they have control to lose? Do central bankers actually direct the markets? Or are markets themselves the final arbiter of power? Read more

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Book Review: Brandes on Value

Brandes on Value: The Independent Investor

Well-known value investor Charles H. Brandes, CFA, presents excellent long-term insights into the field of value investing. Examining a broad array of topics that have evolved since his earlier book, Brandes’s basic advice on value investing remains the same: buy cheap with a margin of safety, avoid the herd, and think long term. Read more

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Financial Services Leadership: Demographics and the Glass Ceiling

The pioneering businesswoman Barbara Roberts examined how far women in finance have come in the last 50 years and presented some surprising research about where things may be heading today in her presentation at the recent Women in Investment Management Conference. In particular, she focused on demographic changes, the ongoing pay gap, and the blossoming influence of millennials. Read more

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Book Review: How to Really Ruin Your Financial Life and Portfolio

How to Really Ruin Your Financial Life and Portfolio

The author draws on his own investing experience to deliver a tongue-in-cheek guide on how to avoid common financial mistakes. Seasoned professionals and novice investors alike will laugh their way through the book’s lessons because the author possesses a brimming wit and a lifetime of collected wisdom, often gained through the same mistakes he cautions readers against. Read more

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