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Ron Rimkus, CFA

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Biography

Ron Rimkus, CFA, was Director of Economics & Alternative Assets at CFA Institute, where he wrote about economics, monetary policy, currencies, global macro, behavioral finance, fixed income and alternative investments, such as gold and bitcoin (among other things). Previously, he served as SVP and Director of Large-cap Equity Products for BB&T Asset Management, where he led a team of research analysts, 300 regional portfolio managers, client service specialists, and marketing staff. He also served as a Senior Vice President and Lead Portfolio Manager of large-cap equity products at Mesirow Financial. Rimkus earned a BA degree in economics from Brown University and his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. Topical Expertise: Alternative Investments · Economics

Author's Posts
Take 15: Lower Volatility and Higher Yield with Options

Matthew T. Moran discusses using options and futures to manage risk and improve income.

Anatomy of the MF Global Debacle

Here we go again: Another high-profile bankruptcy of a financial firm… Another scandal… It’s just another day on Wall Street, it seems. In October, following a series of debilitating credit downgrades and a steep drop in its stock price,… READ MORE ›

European Sovereign Debt Crisis—What’s the End Game?

Why is Europe standing on the cliff’s edge? What went wrong? How did we get here?

These are simple questions with anything but simple answers. To help illuminate the issues, I hosted a live webinar on 11 October 2011 featuring… READ MORE ›

Take 15: Rogers of Ariel Investments Is Bullish on Equities

John W. Rogers, Jr. discusses his 30 years of investment experience and compares today’s markets with those of the early 1980s.

Could Higher Energy Costs Abroad Lead to a Recovery in U.S. Manufacturing?

U.S. manufacturing may be down but don’t count it out. In fact, the U.S. manufacturing sector could be poised for a comeback. The reason? Skyrocketing energy and transport costs now make it far more attractive to produce goods locally,… READ MORE ›

BlackRock’s Rick Rieder on the Future of Fixed Income in a Post-QE World

When it comes to the European and U.S. debt crises are we nearing the dénouement — or still in the opening act?

At the Financial Analysts Seminar in Chicago earlier this week, Rick Rieder (pictured left), managing… READ MORE ›



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