Practical analysis for investment professionals

Susan Hoover, JD

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Susan Hoover was the editor of Connexions, the CFA Society Leader newsletter, and the digital editor of Enterprising Investor at CFA Institute. Prior to CFA Institute, Hoover worked for McCallum & Kudravetz, PC, and the US Department of the Navy in real estate and labor law. Hoover earned the CFA Institute Investment Foundations™ Certificate and holds a BA degree from Lehigh University and a JD degree from the Washington College of Law, American University.

Author's Posts
Top Five Articles from August: James Grant, Bond Market Bubbles

Highlights from last month include tips on how to effectively read financial news by Robert J. Martorana, CFA; James Grant's opinion of negative interest rates; and the four main skill sets and one big realization that make up intelligence training, by Nathan Jaye, CFA.

The Gender Diversity Dividend

Lynn Blake, CFA, discusses State Street's new gender diversity exchange-traded fund (ETF), the benefits of bringing more women into the finance industry, and the wisdom and experiences she's accrued during her nearly 30 years in investment management, in an interview with Susan Hoover.

Technology, Demography, and the Future of Economic Growth

The global economy will never again experience the rapid growth rates seen prior to the financial crisis of 2007–2008, says economist Dambisa Moyo. Why? Because of technology and demographics.

Linking Health Care Discussions with Wealth Care Results

Advisers should be aware of their clients’ health, talk with them about it regularly, and integrate what they have learned into a more comprehensive and effective financial plan.

Elder Care: An Investment Goal No One Plans For

What are those individual dreams and aspirations that you and your clients plan for? Is elder care one of them? If not, it should be.

Best of 2015: The Challenge of “Diversity”

We should treat diversity as a positive conversation, an idea whose time has come, something that serves the good of all, and never as a club or an indictment.

Ashvin B. Chhabra: Understanding Goals Is the Value Proposition

Ashvin B. Chhabra says advisers can't control market fluctuations, but they can control how goals are prioritized.

Self-Promotion Is Key to Career Success

Diligence and hard work, keeping your nose to the grindstone, will always pay off when seeking to land your next promotion or job opportunity, right? Actually, no.

A Different Kind of Bubble: Does Student Debt Threaten the US Economy?

The biggest economic impact of student debt may not be directly connected to either voluntary or involuntary default.

The Biological Component of Behavioral Finance

In the field of behavioral finance, focusing on only the psychological drivers of irrational behavior may overlook important biological influences that also destabilize financial markets.

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