Practical analysis for investment professionals
08 April 2013

The Traditional Alternative: Why Investing Should Return to the Stone Age (Video)

Saker Nusseibeh, speaking at the European Investment Conference, questions the basics of today’s investment practice and draws unique parallels to medieval alchemists and the Stone Age. With a doctorate in medieval history, in addition to his financial expertise, Nusseibeh brings a wealth of historical knowledge to his exposition, allowing him to step back and look at the big picture. Nusseibeh is CEO and head of investment at Hermes Fund Managers. He is also the chairman of the 300 Club, a group of leading investment professionals who aim to raise awareness about the potential impact of current market thinking and behavior.




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About the Author(s)
Usman Hayat, CFA

Usman Hayat writes about sustainable, responsible, and impact investing and Islamic finance. He is the lead author of "Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues in Investing: A Guide for Investment Professionals," and the literature review, "Islamic Finance: Ethics, Concepts, Practice." He is interested in online learning and has directed three e-courses for CFA Institute: "ESG-100," "Islamic Finance Quiz," and "Residual Income Equity Valuation." The other topics he writes about are macroeconomics and behavioral finance. Previously, he was a content director at CFA Institute. He is a former executive director at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). He has experience working in securities regulation and as an independent consultant. His qualifications include the CFA charter, the FRM designation, an MBA, and an MA in Development Economics. His personal interests are reading and hiking.

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