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Seven Trends in Investment Management: Ronald N. Kahn

Investment management is evolving into three distinct branches, says Ronald N. Kahn: indexing, smart beta/factor investing, and pure alpha.

Paul Smith, CFA: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Paul Smith, CFA, returned to his hometown of London to deliver his fifth and final annual address as president and CEO of CFA Institute.

What Makes a Great Investor?

What differentiates the Warren Buffetts and Peter Lynches of the world from the run-of-the-mill investor?

Bond Compass: The Fixed-Income Outlook

Investors are not yet betting on a recession, State Street's Michael Metcalfe tells Dan O'Connor, CAIA. But they have reduced their holdings of high-yield corporate debt.

Option-Based Strategies: Opt In or Opt Out?

Do option-based strategies offer any value to investors?

Plugging the Financial Literacy Gap: Start Early

What does an effective financial literacy program look like? The Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals (ASFIP) and the ASFIP Foundation have some insights.

Water Neutrality: The Next Frontier in ESG?

ACTIAM, the Dutch asset manager, has set itself a groundbreaking goal: By 2030, it hopes to be water neutral. Hans van Houwelingen, the firm's CEO, talks to Monika Freyman, CFA, about this ambitious target.

The Role of the State in Corporate Governance

Recent corporate governance scandals have a surprising culprit lurking behind them.

500 Startups: How Diversity Drives Deals

Vera Futorjanski of 500 Startups discusses the value of diversity in an interview with Barbara Stewart, CFA.

How Culture Improves Outcomes: Cognitive Diversity

Leaders need to prioritize culture, says Katrina Sherrerd, PhD, CFA.



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