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Lauren Foster

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Biography

Lauren Foster is managing editor of Enterprising Investor and co-lead of CFA Institute’s Women in Investment Management initiative. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer for Barron’s and the Financial Times. Prior to her freelance work, Foster spent nearly a decade on staff at the FT as a reporter and editor based in the New York bureau. Foster holds a BA in political science from the University of Cape Town, and an MS in journalism from Columbia University.

Author's Posts
Maximize Career Success: Pearls from Carla Harris

Morgan Stanley's Carla Harris says that everyone needs to cultivate performance currency and relationship currency. What are they? Performance currency is simply delivering what was asked of you plus a little bit more. Relationship currency is created by spending time with people in your organization. Harris said the former will get you noticed, but it is the latter that allows you to maximize your success.

Shiller vs. Siegel: Is the Stock Market Overvalued?

Is the stock market overvalued? That depends on who you ask. Nobel laureate Robert J. Shiller says "yes," while Jeremy Siegel says "no."

Weekend Reads: El Capitan, Everest, and Peak Performance

"If I were to pick a theme or two for this week, it might well be endurance and resilience," writes Lauren Foster in this edition of Weekend Reads.

Weekend Reads: Ubuntu, a Sub-2:00 Marathon, and Quiet Reflection

“I am, because of you.”

This, very simply, is ubuntu.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu famously described ubuntu as meaning “my humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in yours.” It is ubuntu that guides the mission and strategy of the… READ MORE ›

To Compete with Robos, Advisers Must Become Financial Physicians

Can robo-advisers replace human advisers? Not if the goal of the relationship is to increase clients' well-being, says Meir Statman. Why? Because that requires human interaction.

What’s Next for Robo-Advisers?

The future of the investment management industry is online and advisers will render themselves obsolete if they don't figure out how to add value beyond just overseeing portfolios, Randy Cass, CFA, told delegates at the CFA Institute European Investment Conference. The good news is that advisers who can add value for their clients are secure. “In fact," Cass said, "the commoditization of portfolio management and asset allocation is probably the best thing that could ever happen to them.”

Weekend Reads: Driveway Moments, Second Acts, and a Long-Lost Recipe

Perhaps attaining a state of "flow" while working is what allows you to thrive in your career. Lauren Foster describes this effect and curates other selections on second acts, long-lost recipes, the art of stillness, and much more in this edition of Weekend Reads.

The Right Stuff: Moving from “Post Fear” to the Podium

More work needs to be done to close the gender gap across many industries. Raising awareness is one step along this path. On the eve of International Women's Day, Lauren Foster curates career resources to help you progress from "post fear" to the podium.

Weekend Reads: The Call of the Void

It turns out there are some very precise words for some very strange emotions. Lauren Foster provides a rundown and curates other selections on the Oscars, agnotology, or the purposeful propagation of ignorance, and much more, in Weekend Reads.

Decision Making amid Uncertainty: Six Steps to Improve Your Process

Uncertainty is everywhere. So how do you navigate it? Lauren Foster provides some helpful tips courtesy of Ben Carlson, CFA.



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