As the Middle East continues to make headlines because of geopolitical developments, CFA Institute interviewed Sky News Arabia television news presenter Malak Fares, CFA, to get her thoughts on how best to interpret news from the Middle East and the longer term business and finance themes in the region. Read more2 Comments
Much like today’s most notorious activist investors, Warren Buffett made a name for himself by identifying market inefficiencies that could be exploited for the benefit of his investors and public shareholders. But unlike the corporate raiders of the 1980s, Buffett wasn’t out to tear companies down. In fact, he wanted to help build them up.
Highlights from the conference included coverage of presentations by Elizabeth Corley on solving the “trust deficit” in the asset management industry, Elroy Dimson on John Maynard Keynes’s skills as an investor, and Russell Napier, ASIP, on the investment outlook for India and China, among other topics. Read moreLeave a Comment
Up until last week’s wild ride for stocks, volatility had been largely absent from the market, but the cumulative effect of ongoing geopolitical chaos, spreading Ebola anxiety, and uninspiring economic data, combined with the rumored unwinding of some leveraged positions by hedge funds, at least temporarily jolted global equity markets. Complacency was quickly replaced with panic and we got a reminder of what happens when everyone heads for the exit at the same time. Read moreLeave a Comment