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Weekend Reads from India: Cures and Prevention, Time Inconsistency

The preference for cures over prevention is an alluring trap, writes Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, in Weekend Reads from India. Economists have a name for this well-known behavioral trait: time inconsistency.

Ethics in Practice: Stick to IPS during Volatile Markets? Case for Week of 12 February

Clients’ investment policy statements (IPSs) govern how an adviser invests their money. But what should advisers do during volatile markets, especially when also looking out for their personal investments?

Audit Reform—What Is the Optimal Way Forward?

Across the globe over the last 20 years, far-reaching auditor-related reforms have sought to restore confidence in the role of audit in ensuring the reliability of reported company financial information.

Book Review: The End of Theory

The End of Theory by Richard Bookstaber is relevant to anyone working in the financial industry.

This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Capitalism, and That Ain’t Such a Bad Thing

Neither unicorns nor unfettered capitalism are real. You need to stretch the definition of a unicorn to claim they were ever real, and capitalism with constraints just leaves you in a Hobbesian nightmare that wouldn’t be good for anyone.

Navigating a China Dip

Visiting Hong Kong for the first time in two decades, Mark Harrison, CFA, sees evidence of breakneck economic transformation everywhere. But what happens when the music stops?

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning: A Primer

We are witnessing the beginning of the artificial intelligence (AI) era. So what do investment managers need to know about AI, deep learning, and machine learning? Larry Cao, CFA, weighs in.

What Is Next for Keppel Corporation in the Aftermath of the Bribery Scandal?

Organizations need to understand what drives behavior and work to instill a true ethical mindset in their leaders and employees.

How to Stand Up for Ethics

What should you do if you know or suspect that your company has undertaken or endorses unethical or illegal behavior? Lori Pizzani reports.

Leveraging Active Investing with Small-Cap Stocks

Elizabeth M. Lilly, CFA, thinks that small-cap stock investing is an excellent way to leverage active management. If you do the research.