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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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Job Interview Preparation

Job Interview Preparation

The main strategy for successful interviews — and this is no surprise really — is to spend adequate time preparing. If you know that you are likely to be invited to tell interviewers about yourself and asked to discuss your weaknesses, there is no reason to walk into an interview without having crafted and practiced respectable responses. Read more

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Why Do We Still Have a Retirement Crisis?

Why Do We Still Have a Retirement Crisis?

Laurence B. Siegel sat down for an interview with Barbara S. Petitt, CFA, editor of the Financial Analysts Journal to discuss the retirement crisis — the subject of the FAJ‘s 70th anniversary issue. According to Siegel, there are two things we can do collectively to address the crisis: “save more” and “support efforts to rationalize the systems of pensions and savings in whatever country we happen to live.” Read more

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