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Will Ortel

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Biography

Will Ortel is a researcher and content manager at CFA Institute. He's worked in investment management since 2006 and joined CFA Institute in 2010.

Author's Posts
Weekend Reads: Classic Papers for Lasting Learning

This weekend, Will Ortel invites readers to learn something that will last with the help of Google’s recently released Classic Papers feature.

Weekend Reads: Getting Better with Age

Wisdom from John Bogle, a look at cryptocurrencies, and an exploration of the state of farmland in the United States are among the topics covered in this week's Weekend Reads from Will Ortel.

Weekend Reads: Just Write

Will Ortel offers tips to help you become a better writer, plus selections on Arthur C. Clarke, workarounds, and more, in the latest edition of Weekend Reads.

Weekend Reads: Adapting to India

Will Ortel provides some insight from India and curates other selections on the importance of words, the slippery slope of non-GAAP earnings numbers, how to determine poverty and unemployment, and much more, in this week's edition of Weekend Reads.

What’s the Difference between Emerging and Frontier Markets?

Labels like "emerging" and "frontier" market are not sociological in the least. Applied by the FTSE and MSCI on behalf of global investors, they concern only the investability of a market. But how can we break down such broad terms? To find out, we polled readers of CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief to see what they thought most distinguishes an emerging from a frontier market.

Weekend Reads: Seeing with Bad Data, Hyping History, And a Few Charts

“The West Wing,” cartography, and some lessons from India are just some of the topics covered in this week's edition of Weekend Reads by Will Ortel.

Secret Taxes for Financial Untouchables

Well over half of unbanked Americans cite not having enough money as the reason they have not opened a bank account. Substantial fees are one of the culprits. If you think wealth creation is good and want it to happen, freeing the unbanked where you find them is an obvious step, says Will Ortel.

Weekend Reads: Setting Goals

Do we push clients towards normative goals? In this week's edition of Weekend Reads, Will Ortel explores ways to be our most helpful selves.

Private Equity’s Demise Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Private equity’s demise has been overreported, according to Claudia Zeisberger, founder of INSEAD’s Global Private Equity Initiative. Critics of private equity are not hard to find, and if you listen to them long enough, you’ll hear all kinds of stories that make your stomach turn. No doubt, there have been bad actors abusing the label of “private equity investment.” But private equity is a governance structure, not a business model or industry.

Weekend Reads: In Search of Meaning

Meaning is hard to pin down both personally and professionally, a cruel irony for those attempting to make change, writes Will Ortel in this week's edition of Weekend Reads.



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