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Peter M.J. Gross

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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.

Author's Posts
Tomorrow’s Timber: Identifying Unconventional Investments with Leo de Bever (Video)

According to Leo de Bever, opportunities in energy, food, materials, and enabling technology can reward long-term investors who are willing to embrace discomfort.

Debt and Secular Stagnation: Amir Sufi Discusses the US “Recovery” (Video)

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.

Nomura’s Richard Koo on Balance Sheet Recessions and the QE Trap (Video)

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.

Basic Adviser Strategies for Social Media: Carving out a Niche

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.

Are We Entering a New Era of Fiduciary Capitalism?

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.”

James Grant: “Bull Cases Are Always Hypothetical. Bear Cases, Self-Evident.” (Video)

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.

Volatility in Emerging Markets: Resources on Currency and Capital Flows

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.

Microsoft’s Xbox One Console: A Leap Too Far?

Gene Roddenberry said, “Every audience is prepared to take one leap of faith, but not more.” Microsoft’s Xbox One console may have been asking too much of its audience.

Bullion, Bond Buying, and Bloodbaths: The Difference a Year Makes

Twelve months ago, financial professionals gathered in Chicago to discuss important economic trends — including sovereign debt, hedge funds, and the global middle class — that would shape the year ahead.

Five Ways Financial Advisers Can Add Value in a Low Interest Rate Environment

The US Federal Reserve’s easy money policies may be helping to prop up the global economy, but they are making life difficult for people who own income-producing financial assets — and the advisers and wealth managers they turn to for advice.

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