Practical analysis for investment professionals

How Can Investment Professionals Build Trust?

What are the building blocks, the practical strategies, with which investment professionals can establish client relationships based on authentic trust? A new Future of Finance study has some answers. Robert Stammers, CFA, explains.

Portugal and the New Economy in Europe

Portugal's resurgence from the economic crisis over the past few years has been nothing short of extraordinary. We spoke with Ulugbek Suyumov, CFA, for his perspective on the country's outlook.

Forest Crimes: Are Investors Aware of Related Financial Risks?

What is your organization doing to make sure its supply chain is forest-crime free? The litigation risks are real.

Canadian ETFs: Capturing Investors’ Mind Space

Where are exchange-traded funds (ETFs) headed in Canada and around the world? Peter Haynes, CFA, weighs in.

Should RIAs Change Their Business Model?

Recent market bullishness could be masking unfavorable longer-term trends for registered investment advisers (RIAs).

Weekend Reads for Investors: Slight Hangover Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, shares stories about artificial intelligence (AI) hype, the mathematics of causation, and a real Transformer, among other topics.

Effective ESG Investing: An Interview with Andrew Parry

"Integrating ESG certainly does not harm and, in fact, is additive to value generation," says Andrew Parry of Hermes Investment Management.

The Kelly Criterion: You Don’t Know the Half of It

Much of what you think you know about the Kelly criterion is wrong, writes Alon Bochman, CFA.

Book Review: Keeping Your Dividend Edge

In Keeping Your Dividend Edge, Todd Wenning, CFA, describes the new market environment that necessitates a revised approach for selecting and monitoring dividend-paying stocks.

In Practice Summary: Reassessing the Drivers of Commodity Futures Returns

What is the effect on portfolio returns when the commodity futures market as a whole is in backwardation or contango during recessions and during unexpected inflation?



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