Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, is director of content at CFA Institute, where he contributes financial market insights about India and the developed world. Previously, he taught at and managed SP Jain’s Trade and Applied Research lab, which he helped found. Kunte also served as a country trading strategist at Citigroup’s Tokyo office. He actively contributes to the development sector in India and is an external research scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.
Retail investors, with their varied illusions about wealth, are the weakest link in the financial services ecosystem, Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, observes.
India's agricultural woes, the appalling state of the world's oceans, "sin stocks," and reshaping market mechanisms, are just a few of the selections in this edition of Weekend Reads from India by Shreenivas Kunte, CFA.
What we think we know can be deceptive. For example, try to remember the exact contents of one of your bookshelves, or draw a picture of a bicycle and include the details: the seat, the chain, and the pedals. Unless you've practiced or have good reason to remember, these seemingly simple requests can be anything but easy. So it is understandable if you don't grasp the touch points behind dollar-cost averaging (DCA) in investing.
Voting is an amalgamation of individual biases. When election results run contrary to popular sentiment, it exemplifies the irrationality involved in voting-based collective decisions. Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, explores this phenomenon and more in this week's edition of Weekend Reads from India.
Are investment professionals less vulnerable to mistakes as they mature and gain experience? We asked CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers what they thought. Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, explores the results.
Trade conflicts and protectionism may be back. Will the revival of these approaches and the potential implementation of other, more novel and untested fiscal policy prescriptions help address the growing inequality that globalization has so far failed to counteract? Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, explores this question and more in the latest Weekend Reads from India.
Successful client-adviser relationships are built on trust. Behavioral finance offers some insights on how to achieve that trust, Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, observes. It starts with knowing the client — not just their financial means and aspirations, but how they think — and integrating that knowledge into the relationship and the investment plan in an open and forthright manner.
The world over, it has been a season of resets. In India, there has been an unprecedented stir in the country’s political economy following the government’s recent decision to ban a large proportion of circulating cash.
From short-term greed to a lack of transparency, misaligned interests take on both blatant and subtle forms and lead to an ever-widening trust gap in the wealth management industry. So what are some factors that can foster trust? We asked CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers what they thought. Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, analyzes the results.