Peter M.J. Gross is an online content specialist for CFA Institute, where he has managed blogs for the CFA Institute Annual Conference, European Investment Conference, and Middle East Investment Conference. Previously, he worked at Hampton Roads Publishing Company and at MFS Investment Management. Mr. Gross' articles have been published by Enterprising Investor, City A.M., Seeking Alpha, and The Hook. His work has also been highlighted by Real Clear Markets and the World Economic Forum. Mr. Gross holds a BA degree from Connecticut College.
For Ronald M. Florance, Jr., CFA, the investment opportunities of tomorrow lie outside of traditional developed markets.
“Fear has defined my working life,” Lucy Kellaway says. But it was not the fear that she inspired in others or the fear that others attempted to instill in her. She was driven by a self-imposed fear of “being found out,” a fear that she would fail to meet expectations. That fear was her greatest weapon.
Willis Sparks of the Eurasia Group discussed the potential effects of geopolitics as a market influencer in his presentation to the CFA Institute Middle East Investment Conference in Bahrain.
Financial advisers looking to strengthen their firm and improve their practice for private clients may find that the best results come not from conflict, but from cooperation.
At the 6th India Investment Conference in Mumbai, sessions discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the investment management industry in India.
There is still time for the US Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in 2015, but at last month's CFA Institute Fixed-Income Management Conference in Boston, several speakers noted that "boosting rates for the first time in nearly a decade is hard — and getting harder with each passing month."
Professionals and academics at the Financial Analysts Seminar led classes on investment topics, market movements, and the influential factors that investors must watch to prepare for the future.
Beth Hamilton-Keen, CFA; Patrick O'Shaughnessy, CFA; and Jason Zweig discuss effective ways for financial advisers to serve millennial clients.
According to Leo de Bever, opportunities in energy, food, materials, and enabling technology can reward long-term investors who are willing to embrace discomfort.
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