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Frances Barney, CFA, on Tackling Enterprise Investment Risk Management
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Enterprise risk management goes beyond taking information from investment managers at face value, but it’s a better way to get a picture of the investment risks involved.

Sir Paul Tucker: Systemic Risk and Threats to Financial Capitalism
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Sir Paul Tucker is not shy about making an audience feel uncomfortable, Mark Harrison, CFA, observes. In fact, the crowd was rather ill at ease during Tucker's presentation at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference, and not just because the topic was systemic risk.

Book Review: Enterprise Risk Management in Finance
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Providing a general overview of salient topics in risk management, this book is best suited to the experienced risk manager, who can turn to it for technical guidance and a good, succinct refresher on select topics. The beginner would do well to stick with the book’s qualitative discussions, which can serve as useful points of departure for further study.

Book Review: Even the Odds
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A leading analyst and portfolio manager shares her approach to sensible risk taking, which can be applied to anticipating, evaluating, and responding to risks in business, investing, and everyday life.

Cyber Threats: Can Financial Firms Maneuver Fast Enough?
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As a core part of the critical economic infrastructure, financial firms offer a prime target for adversaries who want to steal data and funds or even to disrupt the industry. Financial firms effectively have fallen behind in a cyber arms race, and the magnitude of risk has vastly increased, with organized crime and state-sponsored attacks becoming more active and powerful. But financial professionals may have a surprising ability to adapt.

Karen Firestone on Taking the Right Risks
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By applying four tenets of sensible risk taking, Karen Firestone finds better outcomes.

Can the Low-Risk Anomaly Be Exploited?
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Dr. Benjamin R. Auer discusses why he and Frank Schuhmacher decided to study the low-risk anomaly and what their investigations revealed, in an interview with Abby Farson Pratt of the Financial Analysts Journal.

Adapting to Disruptions in Asset Management
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The asset management industry is “facing disruption from every point on the compass,” says Anne Richards of Aberdeen Asset Management. But there is an opportunity for the sector to mitigate these difficulties.

Investment Uncertainty Is Not Going Away: Understanding Complex Systems Can Help
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An approach called complex systems can help analysts get a better handle on investment uncertainty. It does so by providing a means of pattern recognition that picks up where statistics and finance leave off.

After 70 Years of Fruitful Research, Why Is There Still a Retirement Crisis?
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Despite thousands of scholarly and practical articles, we still have a retirement crisis. But, reviewing the literature, it seems we have both the intellectual tools to avoid a retirement crisis and many (not all) of the needed institutional arrangements.