Practical analysis for investment professionals

Weekend Reads: Fireflies, Theranos, Ritholtz Recommendations

Here in the United States, it is Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer. And that means two things: summer reading lists and fireflies, Lauren Foster writes.

Financial Misconduct Trends: Conflicts of Interest and False Performance Claims

What are the current trends in financial industry conduct cases and what can investment professionals do to mitigate ethical risks? Financial compliance expert Jeffrey Stith shares his insights with Crystal Detamore.

Chinese Government Bonds: The Elephant in the Room

China’s government fixed-income market constitutes a US $12-trillion opportunity, according to Emil Nguy.

Why Everyone Hates Finance and What to Do about It

"Finance is being demonized, and it's being demonized because people don't understand it," Mihir A. Desai says. "If we want to stop demonization, we have to make it accessible."

The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming!

The robots are coming. But they’re not as smart or technologically advanced as we think, says Kate Darling.

Asia Rising: China and India in the Next Decade

China and India will be two of the three largest economies in the world by 2025. But Haiyan Wang says the countries have particular forces to harness and barriers to overcome to realize their full potential.

Artificial Intelligence-Driven Investing: High Alpha behind the Buzz

Artificial intelligence (AI) may be among the latest buzzwords in finance, but applying it to investment decision making will disrupt the industry and benefit those investors who harness its power, says Dan Philps, CFA.

Paul Smith, CFA: Purpose, Professionalism, and the Rise of Trust

"At its best, capitalism with purpose creates value that is broadly apparent and commonly appreciated," says CFA Institute president and CEO Paul Smith, CFA. "We need to press for more of that today."

18 Chart Crimes and Misdemeanors

Truth is relative, falsehoods are seductive, and shortcuts are commonplace. Chart crimes are a clear manifestation of this, writes Sloane Ortel. 

Daughters: The Rising Wealth Influencers

Advisers need to focus on how to communicate with women, all kinds of women — especially the daughters of our current clients.



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