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Poll: What Is the Best Way for Investment Professionals to Address Environmental Factors?

Nearly half of respondents believe the best way to address environmental issues is to “consider the risks, costs and potential opportunities . . . when analyzing investments.” Yet, around one-quarter of respondents think it is important to intervene earlier, and they support training in business school or in other educational programs those who want to enter the investment profession. Read more

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Modern Finance Is Seeing Historic Levels of Speculation

Adrian Bell

Not surprisingly, the 2008–2009 global financial crisis sent many financial professionals looking to history for a sense of appropriate context and perspective to understand the magnitude of such a catastrophic financial shock. This, in turn, sparked a general interest in financial history, but with few professional sources to turn to. At the 2014 Middle East Investment Conference, professor Adrian Bell, head of the ICMA Centre at the University of Reading’s Henley Business School considered the question of whether or not modern finance existed in the Middle Ages. Read more

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