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Turning Points: The Status Quo Is Changing

Turning Points: The Status Quo Is Changing

The status quo is changing markedly. Oil prices are heading south as the United States ramps up production and OPEC refuses to cut to compensate. Moreover, global demand is looking sluggish with weakening growth in Europe, Japan, and China. The weakening of Chinese demand suggests that there could be a regime change taking place whereby the global driver of commodity demand is declining at precisely the moment when the expansion of global supplies is finally arriving. Read more

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Anne-Marie Slaughter: Gender Equality Is “Not about Women. It’s about Care”

Anne-Marie Slaughter: Gender Equality Is "Not about Women. It’s about Care"

Anne-Marie Slaughter, president and CEO of the New America Foundation and author of the seminal article, “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” believes we won’t make progress toward real gender equality until we learn to value and respect caregiving as much as we do breadwinning, and until women give up their preconceptions of masculinity and a man’s role in the home. Read more

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Women’s Work: Getting Ahead Despite Glass Ceilings, Glass Cliffs, and Leaky Pipelines

Women's Work: Getting Ahead Despite Glass Ceilings, Glass Cliffs, and Leaky Pipelines

Women make up more than half of the professional and technical workforce in the United States, and yet the gender gap in business and investment management persists. What’s important is to raise awareness around the issue of gender bias and work and to encourage organizations to foster professional development among women. The way forward and towards change is having the conversation in the first place. Read more

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Book Review: The Value Proposition

The Value Proposition: Sionna’s Common Sense Path to Investment Success

The book is an informative guide for those striving to gain a deeper understanding of and improve their skills in value investing. Its themes include adapting to changing market conditions, defining and calculating intrinsic value, and constructing and rebalancing portfolios. Read more

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Career Management Stategy: Declare Your Goals

Career Management Stategy: Declare Your Goals

I recently attended a conference for talent management, learning and development, and recruiting professionals at financial services firms. Listening to the presentations and discussions among attendees over two days, the following career management strategy emerged in my mind as one worth some attention and emphasis: Tell your employer your career goals. Read more

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