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31 October 2016

Top Five Articles from October: Executive Presence and the Fintech Effect

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Top Five Articles from October: Executive Presence and the Fintech Effect

1. Rising Sea Levels and a Falling Margin of Safety

The environment’s margin of safety is narrowing with each uptick in global temperatures, says Tadas Viskanta. This will translate into greater effects on investor portfolios. It is the job of the investment manager to cushion against those risks while still seeking profitable opportunities.

2. Dumb Alpha: Don’t Just Do Something, Sit There!

Instead of being motivated by the rule “Don’t just sit there, do something,” investors might instead act based on the rule “Don’t just do something, sit there,” says Joachim Klement, CFA, in the latest edition of his Dumb Alpha series.

3. Career Risks: What They Are and Why We Have to Take Them

Have you taken risks with your career? We asked readers of CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief whether they took chances in their professional lives and how they feel about having taken them or, conversely, having avoided them. Julia VanDeren analyzes the results.

4. Executive Presence: How to Present Yourself as a Leader

Some familiar leadership competencies include decisiveness, confidence, flexibility, intelligence, perseverance, and respect. But executive coach and author Julie Jansen notes a few others that deserve closer examination.

5. The Fintech Effect: What Will Bring the Most Change?

Fintech will have a significant and potentially revolutionary influence on a broad set of sectors within the financial services industry and across the globe. So what aspect of fintech has the potential to most transform the finance sector? We polled CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers to find out. Larry Cao, CFA, explores the outcome.

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About the Author(s)
Paul McCaffrey

Paul McCaffrey is an editor 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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