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19 December 2014

Best of 2014: CFA Institute Asia Pacific Investment Content

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Asia Pacific is a region of invigorating growth, not only in terms of the economies in the region, but also in terms of membership and candidacies in the CFA Program. Below is a selection from our Asia Pacific investment-related content in 2014. I have grouped them under two themes for ease of reading.

1. Investment Skills for Investors in Asia and around the World

For investors looking to expand their horizon to Asia, or simply polishing their skills investing in Asia, the following could come in handy:

Many of the following pieces are relevant for investors around the world but the insights have been informed by experiences gained from investing in the Asia Pacific region.

Some of the pieces are certainly meant for the global audience but developed from events in the region either organized or sponsored by CFA Institute.

2. Market Development and Industry Trends in the Asia Pacific Region

We have focused our attention on some regional development, such as the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect.

The risk and reward of investing in China is of great interest to many around the world and we’ve got that covered for you.

Abenomics has been a hot-button issue around the globe as how the world’s third-largest economy performs has worldwide implications.

With the election of Narendra Modi and the enthusiasm he generated among investors at home and abroad, India was in investors’ crosshairs for much of 2014. I hope our coverage has reflected the hope of a better India to come with some more objective assessments of what realistically can be accomplished in the near term.

Last but not least, we kept an eye on some interesting industry developments in the region, namely hedge funds in China and impact investing in India.

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All posts are the opinion of the author. As such, they should not be construed as investment advice, nor do the opinions expressed necessarily reflect the views of CFA Institute or the author’s employer.

About the Author(s)
Larry Cao, CFA

Larry Cao, CFA, senior director of industry research, CFA Institute, conducts original research with a focus on the investment industry trends and investment expertise. His current research interests include multi-asset strategies and FinTech (including AI, big data, and blockchain). He has led the development of such popular publications as FinTech 2017: China, Asia and Beyond, FinTech 2018: The Asia Pacific Edition, Multi-Asset Strategies: The Future of Investment Management and AI Pioneers in Investment management. He is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences on these topics. During his time in Boston pursuing graduate studies at Harvard and as a visiting scholar at MIT, he also co-authored a research paper with Nobel laureate Franco Modigliani that was published in the Journal of Economic Literature by American Economic Association. Larry has more than 20 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Larry worked at HSBC as senior manager for the Asia Pacific region. He started his career at the People’s Bank of China as a USD fixed-income portfolio manager. He also worked for US asset managers Munder Capital Management, managing US and international equity portfolios, and Morningstar/Ibbotson Associates, managing multi-asset investment programs for a global financial institution clientele. Larry has been interviewed by a wide range of business media, such as Bloomberg, CNN, the Financial Times, South China Morning Post and the Wall Street Journal.

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