Will Morrison is manager, business analytics and reporting, at CFA Institute. Previously, he was an engineer at GE, specializing in robotic path planning. Morrison has earned the Claritas Investment Certificate. He holds a BA in computer science from Goucher College, a BS in electrical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, and a masters of systems engineering from the University of Virginia.
Does volatility drag actually exist? Like so many myths, there is a kernel of truth. But the interpretation that volatility is an active force, “pulling” down returns and costing you money, is simply not correct.
More than 45 financial institutions are either establishing German operations or increasing their presence in Frankfurt post-Brexit, according to German financial markets watchdog BaFin. Germany is processing more than 25 banking licenses, says BaFin President Felix Hufeld. Reuters (15 Jan.)
Indra Nooyi, a former chief executive of PepsiCo, is a leading candidate to be chosen as World Bank president by the Trump administration, according to people with knowledge of the matter. Others under consideration for the position include Overseas Private Investment CEO Ray Washburne and Treasury official David Malpass, a senior administration official said. CNN (15 Jan.)
US prosecutors are pursuing charges against seven people accused of stealing nonpublic information in 2016 after hacking into the Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR database for corporate filings. Prosecutors say the stolen data were used to generate $4.1 million via trades from May until at least October of that year. CNBC (15 Jan.)
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