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Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, CIPM

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Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, CIPM, 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.

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Beyond the easier to understand, important codes of conduct, “Ethics” for me is awareness; an endeavor for right thought and action.

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Trust Deficit: Overcoming Wealth Management Hurdles

Earlier this week, we asked CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers to identify the most significant obstacle confronting private wealth managers. Not surprisingly, the big issue is trust.

Weekend Reads from India: Telecom Wars, Coffee Can Portfolios

Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, sheds some light on the war breaking out in the Indian telecom industry, revisits Robert G. Kirby's "Coffee Can" portfolio, and shares insights from Aswath Damodaran, Joseph Stiglitz, and more, in the latest edition of Weekend Reads from India.

ESG in Emerging Markets and Beyond: Where Is the Alpha?

Taking environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into account and avoiding unsustainable investment choices is not a theoretical fad but a robust downside protection mechanism and an attractive outperformance opportunity deserving of attention.

Weekend Reads from India: Turkey, Inequality, and the Kuznets Curve

Turkey has had a persistently high income inequality score, writes Shreenivas Kunte, CFA. Unequal wealth distribution may not have a direct relationship to the country’s current challenges, but the concentration of wealth and persistent disadvantage among certain sections of society, over time, can only result in discontent and instability.

Feeling Machines: The Emotional Cost of Buying and Selling

There are unavoidable constraints that burden our investment decision making and carry with them inherent emotional costs. But what kind of investment decision is the most emotionally difficult? We asked readers of CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief which they found the most taxing.

Weekend Reads from India: Zeno’s Paradox, Rolls-Royce, and Qualified Advisers

Market upheavals like the current Brexit-induced tremors highlight the important role investment advisers play in helping clients avoid making counterproductive decisions, writes Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, in this week's edition of Weekend Reads.

Weekend Reads from India: Interest Rates and Munger’s Take

In the latest Weekend Reads compilation, Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, curates readings on the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, interest rates, the economic outlook in China and India, and more.

Will Smart Beta Be the Next Industry Disruption?

It is too early to say whether smart beta can deliver disruptive innovation to the investment world. But it already appears to be chipping away at parts of the active management product space.

The Behavioral Continuum: What’s the Best Behavioral Bias?

Much of the content on behavioral finance carries with it an unnecessary negative spin. Behavioral biases are cast as illogical and counterproductive, potentially even disastrous. And they can be. But behavioral patterns are also useful anchors for successful investment decision making. So we asked readers of CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief which behavioral bias was the most useful.

Macro Wounds: Surviving the Mirage of Growth

Economic growth before and after 1870 and 1970 has paled in comparison to the unprecedented expansion of those 100 years. Given that this period also witnessed many great scientific innovations, is it possible such rapid growth might never be achieved again? Or can the internet and smartphones — among the most successful modern innovations — be as disruptive and beneficial to growth as electricity and antibiotics?

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