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01 August 2013

FAS Wrap-Up: Policy Anxiety, Neuroscience, and High-Frequency Trading

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This year, the 2014 Financial Analysts Seminar will be held in Chicago on 21–24 July. Learn more about the agenda and speaker details on our website.

Chicago’s Gleacher Center played host to the 2013 Financial Analysts Seminar on 22–25 July.  Participants expressed anxiety about global central banks’ continued efforts to keep interest rates low and the many unintended consequences of these policies. Consequences such as: distorting the pricing mechanism for interest rates and financial assets; financial repression for those that depend on savings; and creating global inflationary pressures. But attendees were also treated to a broad selection of other important investing topics, including: how neuroscience can be used to make better investment decisions; high-frequency trading; volatility as an asset class; investing in emerging and frontier markets; and climate bonds. Here are the highlights.

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Jason Voss, CFA

Jason Voss, CFA, tirelessly focuses on improving the ability of investors to better serve end clients. He is the author of the Foreword Reviews Business Book of the Year Finalist, The Intuitive Investor and the CEO of Active Investment Management (AIM) Consulting. Voss also sub-contracts for the well known firm, Focus Consulting Group. Previously, he was a portfolio manager at Davis Selected Advisers, L.P., where he co-managed the Davis Appreciation and Income Fund to noteworthy returns. Voss holds a BA in economics and an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Colorado.

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