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Mark Harrison, CFA

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Biography

Mark Harrison, CFA, was director of journal publications at CFA Institute, where he supported a suite of member publications, including the Financial Analysts Journal, In Practice summaries, and CFA Digest. He has more than 12 years of investment experience as a portfolio manager and securities analyst. Harrison is a graduate of the University of Oxford.

Author's Posts
In Practice Summary: Social Responsibility (SR) Screens and Fund Performance
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Does environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing add or subtract value from investment portfolios? According to the findings of a trio of researchers, summarized in the new In Practice series, the answer is neither: Investors can both match index performance while also “doing good” for the environment and society.

Sir Paul Tucker Diagnoses Threats to the Success of Financial Capitalism
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“You and your clients have a massive stake in the direction of banking reforms," Sir Paul Tucker told the audience during his presentation at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference.

Shortcuts to Factor Investing: Multifactor Portfolios and Benchmarking
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Mark Harrison, CFA, looks at combining factors in multifactor portfolios and considers issues of performance measurement in factor investing, in the third installment of his Shortcuts to Factor Investing series.

Shortcuts to Factor Investing: Equities and Beyond
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In the latest installment of his Shortcuts to Factor Investing series, Mark Harrison, CFA, takes a deeper dive into equities and factor investing's wider applications to other asset classes, including fixed income.

Shortcuts to Factor Investing 101
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If investors have the option to cheaply replicate their desired exposures to help solve their portfolio problems, then why shouldn't they? Mark Harrison, CFA, curates the latest insights on what is meant by smart beta and factor investing and how they differ.

Count on Low Expected Returns, Says Antti Ilmanen
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“It is not only a low interest rate world, it is also a low expected return world on any long-only investment,” said Antti Ilmanen, in his presentation at the 2016 CFA Institute European Investment Conference. Low expected returns are going to anchor bad news for all of us for the rest of our working lifetimes, he said, and maybe beyond.

Best of 2016: A Bad Year for Armchair Investors
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Mark Harrison, CFA, provides a list of the most popular write-ups from CFA Institute conference presentations in 2016.

Antti Ilmanen Describes a Harsh Winter for Expected Returns
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AQR's Antti Ilmanen sees three distinct investing scenarios in the future: Slow pain, fast pain, or 2008 all over again. What are investors to do?

Best of 2016: Active Management Fights Back
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Mark Harrison, CFA, provides a list of the most popular articles of 2016 from CFA Institute's Financial Analysts Journal and CFA Digest.

Britain’s Brexit: A Variant of the Norwegian Model?
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No country has ever left the European Union, and investment professionals are wondering whether the Brexit outcome will resemble a Norway model, a Swiss model, or something else entirely.