John T. Connor discusses how Russia’s markets are more open and free than commonly thought. He also discusses the growth of the investable universe of companies over the past 15 years. Furthermore, he explains how margin calls on leveraged stock investments by Russian entrepreneurs exacerbated the Russian market collapse in 2008.
This episode of the Take 15 Series was originally released on 17 May 2012.
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Ron Rimkus, CFA, was Director of Economics & Alternative Assets at CFA Institute, where he wrote about economics, monetary policy, currencies, global macro, behavioral finance, fixed income and alternative investments, such as gold and bitcoin (among other things). Previously, he served as SVP and Director of Large-cap Equity Products for BB&T Asset Management, where he led a team of research analysts, 300 regional portfolio managers, client service specialists, and marketing staff. He also served as a Senior Vice President and Lead Portfolio Manager of large-cap equity products at Mesirow Financial. Rimkus earned a BA degree in economics from Brown University and his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. Topical Expertise:Alternative Investments · Economics
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