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Lauren Foster

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Biography

Lauren Foster is a content director on the professional learning team at CFA Institute and host of the Take 15 Podcast. She is the former managing editor of Enterprising Investor and co-lead of CFA Institute’s Women in Investment Management initiative. Lauren spent nearly a decade on staff at the Financial Times as a reporter and editor based in the New York bureau, followed by freelance writing for Barron’s and the FT. Lauren holds a BA in political science from the University of Cape Town, and an MS in journalism from Columbia University.

Author's Posts
Vineer Bhansali: Negative-Yielding Bonds and Options

Anything that you want to price in finance has three key inputs, Vineer Bhansali says.

Vineer Bhansali: What’s Wrong with Negative Yields?

A negatively yielding bond violates a very basic, fundamental principle: the time value of money.

Michael Lewis on the US Pandemic Response: Misaligned Incentives

Why did the United States fail in its pandemic response?

James H. Freis, Jr., CFA: The Rise and Fall of Wirecard

A key lesson from the "Enron of Germany": If you see something, say something.

Larry Fink on the “Long-Termism of Humanity”

"This is the beauty of humanity: We adapt, we evolve, we move forward,” Larry Fink says.

Morgan Housel on Greed and Fear, Frugality and Paranoia

“Investing is not the study of finance,” Morgan Housel says. “Investing is the study of how people behave with money.”

Race and Inclusion Now: Action Points for Investment Management

How can the investment management industry better embrace diversity?

Janet Yellen on Recession Risks, Inequality, and Climate Change

Janet Yellen sat for a wide-ranging fireside chat with Margaret “Marg” Franklin, CFA.

Margaret Franklin, CFA: Diversity Drives Better Investor Outcomes

Margaret Franklin, CFA, calls on the investment industry to not only deliver alpha but also to drive positive change.

Aswath Damodaran on the Disruption Dilemma

"What makes us uncomfortable about disruption is the uncertainty it brings into every number that we measure," says Aswath Damodaran.