Practical analysis for investment professionals
30 April 2014

Top Five Articles from April: Introspection, High-Frequency Trading, and More

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1. Skills That Separate You as an Investment Manager: Introspection

If you would like to separate yourself from the crowd of highly motivated and highly intelligent candidates try adding the following to your arsenal of skills: introspection.

2. High-Frequency Trading: How It’s Changing the Market

Recent debate suggests a general lack of good information on high-frequency trading available to the general public. Fortunately, high-frequency trading is an issue that we follow at CFA Institute, and with the goal of providing relevant information in mind, here is a short, curated list of some of our content on the issue — an issue that we think is here to stay for years to come.

3. Financial Markets and the Natural Environment: An Economic Perspective

What are the different environmental assets in which investors can invest? A new short book, Environmental Markets: A New Asset Class, answers this question and explains the role of markets in reducing pollution and environmental degradation, thereby protecting the natural environment.

4. How Technology Can Help You Commit Fewer Investment Mistakes

It may seem as if the behavioral admonitions and lessons of behavioral finance are difficult to even recognize, yet alone correct. Essentia Analytics’ intelligent decision support software may provide an answer.

5. The Public Pension Funding Gap: Highlights from the Future of Finance Forum

Retirement security is a key area of focus for the Future of Finance initiative at CFA Institute, and we hosted an online forum featuring a panel of experts with varied backgrounds and perspectives to examine the size and scope of the public pension funding gap, debate its causes, and to consider potential solutions.

Please note that the content of this site should not be construed as investment advice, nor do the opinions expressed necessarily reflect the views of CFA Institute.

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About the Author(s)
Jennifer Curry

Jennifer Curry formerly served as managing editor of the Enterprising Investor. Previously, she was the social media manager at the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). Prior to her work at NYSSA, Curry worked as the senior project editor for a nonfiction imprint at Barnes & Noble Publishing and as an assistant editor at the H.W. Wilson Company. She is the editor of several volumes in the Reference Shelf series, and her writing has appeared in Smithsonian, IndustryWeek, Barnes & Noble Review, and other publications. Curry holds a BS in journalism and a BA in anthropology from the University of Kansas, and an MA in anthropology from Hunter College, City University of New York.

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