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.
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.
Amir Sufi, professor of finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, says that US economic growth may be due to unsustainable subprime lending.
Richard Koo examines different ways that balance sheet recessions have played out in Japan, the United States, and the Eurozone since the 2008 global financial crisis.
According to Michael Kitces of Pinnacle Advisory Group, “social media” is just a new term for the basic networking activities that financial advisers have been using for their entire careers.
CFA Institute CEO John Rogers, CFA, is urging financial professionals to make their industry “a means to an end, rather than an end unto itself.”
In this video, Jim Grant of "Grant's Interest Rate Observer" offers an economic history of the world, discusses the odds of a new financial crisis, and evaluates Puerto Rico as an investment opportunity.
Emerging markets are vulnerable to aggressive inflows and outflows of capital — and that vulnerability has been on display over the past few weeks, especially in India, where the rupee has lost 15% of its value since March. These highlights from recent CFA Institute conferences help shed light on the current turmoil.
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