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.
Like so many others in my adopted hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, I have been struggling to make sense of the events of this past weekend.
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.
Is the stock market overvalued? That depends on who you ask. Nobel laureate Robert J. Shiller says "yes," while Jeremy Siegel says "no."
"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.
“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 ›
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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