The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa, demonstrates that carbon emissions and climate change are not the only sustainability threats, says Monika Freyman, CFA. Water concerns already affect investors' bottom lines as well as future risks to their top lines.
Ben Graham, the father of modern value investing, introduced his Mr. Market analogy back in 1949. Nearly 70 years later, investors are still trying to anticipate Mr. Market's moods. Moshik Kovarsky and Paul Kovarsky, CFA, (no relation) think the Fundamental Momentum strategy can help.
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.
Here is a scenario: You are the portfolio manager of an active equity fund. You wake up one morning to the news that a labor strike is delaying flights at an airline in your portfolio.
Ron Rimkus, CFA, interviews Jaime Lazaro, CFA, CEO of BBVA Asset Management in Mexico City, for an insider's perspective on the evolution of capital markets in Mexico.
Whatever their motivations, spin-offs can have a dramatic effect on the performance of the associated corporate bonds, so it is crucial that fixed-income investors conduct the necessary analysis. Nathan N.J. Grant, CFA, has some advice.