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Joachim Klement, CFA

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Biography

Joachim Klement, CFA, is a trustee of the CFA Institute Research Foundation and offers regular commentary at Klement on Investing. Previously, he was CIO at Wellershoff & Partners Ltd., and before that, head of the UBS Wealth Management Strategic Research team and head of equity strategy for UBS Wealth Management. Klement studied mathematics and physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland, and Madrid, Spain, and graduated with a master’s degree in mathematics. In addition, he holds a master’s degree in economics and finance.

Author's Posts
Benchmarking Has Become Circular

Benchmarking a company against its peers tends to be the quickest path to mediocrity.

Animal Pandemics: An Overlooked Risk?

When an animal pandemic hits, the results for investors are not pretty.

Green Carrots and Sticks: Incentivizing Climate Solutions

If the carrots are tasty and the incentives are right, oil and mining companies will gladly invest in green technologies.

Moats or Market Power?

Instead of searching for firms with moats, we should be looking for those with market power.

GameStop or: Why the Short Sellers Win

The GameStop short sellers might have left the market. But don’t for a minute think they are licking their wounds in defeat.

The Truthiness of ESG Criticism

Two critiques of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing have a truthiness quality to them.

Maybe Analyst Recommendations Do Add Value

Following analyst buy or sell recommendations isn’t going to lead to outperformance. Or is it?

Who’s Afraid of Jerome Powell?

Jerome Powell, Andrew Bailey, and Christine Lagarde shouldn't keep us up at night.

Republicans or Democrats: Who Is Better for the Economy?

Should we ignore claims that one party or another is better for markets?

Debt and Inflation Fears: Investing’s Obsolete Dogmas?

In economics and investing, some concepts have become indistinguishable from articles of faith.



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