Sloane Ortel publishes The Sloane Zone, an email newsletter that comes when you least expect it and makes more sense than it should. She joined CFA Institute's staff as a sophomore at Fordham University, and was instrumental to the global growth of Enterprising Investor as a collaborator, curator, and commentator over the subsequent eight years.
In Bangladesh, analysts contend with interest ranges instead of interest rates because of a well-intentioned savings program gone wrong. Sloane Ortel and Asif Khan, CFA, take a look at what's happened and what can change.
Europe should keep options open and not automatically follow the Federal Reserve's lead in ceasing asset purchases, Bank of France Governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau says. The European Central Bank has indicated it will stop adding to a €2.6 trillion asset pile and has hinted of an interest-rate increase late next year. Reuters (14 Oct.)
The Securities and Exchange Commission is developing standards of conduct to guide financial professionals who advise clients. The standards have much in common with the Labor Department's fiduciary rule, which the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated. Pensions & Investments (free access for SmartBrief readers) (15 Oct.)
Negotiators for the EU and the UK could not finalize the terms of a Brexit deal over the weekend, and diplomats said politicians from both sides will have to intervene in the talks, which have been largely technical until now. The biggest obstacle is finding a way to avoid creating a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. Politico (15 Oct.)
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