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07 December 2015

Top Five European Investment Conference Articles: Iran, Brexit, and Gender

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Top Five European Investment Conference Articles: Iran, Brexit, and Gender

1. Getting Forecasts Right Requires Admitting You’re Wrong

Being a good forecaster isn’t just about getting things right. It requires the ability to admit when you’ve gotten things wrong, says behavioral economist Tim Harford of the Financial Times.

2. The Middle Office Strikes Back

Not long ago, bright graduates seeking investment careers were guided solely toward research and front-office roles and steered away from functions dismissed as necessary but unglamorous middle-office positions. Not any more, says Lindsey Matthews, CFA.

3. A Brexit Is a Lose–Lose Proposition

If the United Kingdom withdraws from the European Union (EU), everyone stands to suffer, according to Michala Marcussen, CFA.

4. Closing the Gender Gap Can “Grow the Cake for All”

Embracing diversity in all its forms is essential to avoid herding behavior, says Halla Tomasdottir, founder and CEO of Sisters Capital. Gender is just the low-hanging fruit in an approach that promises to benefit society at large.

5. Is Iran the Next Frontier in Investing?

Iran is on its way to becoming investable in the very near future — and much sooner than many would expect, says Charles Robertson of Renaissance Capital. So what are the opportunities and challenges when considering investments in Iran?

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Paul McCaffrey

Paul McCaffrey is the editor of Enterprising Investor at CFA Institute. Previously, he served as an editor at the H.W. Wilson Company. His writing has appeared in Financial Planning and DailyFinance, among other publications. He holds a BA in English from Vassar College and an MA in journalism from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism.

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