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Shareholder Value vs. Shareholder Welfare

In whose interest should companies be run? Luigi Zingales shared his thoughts at the 2019 CFA Institute Seminar for Global Investors.

How to Read Financial News Redux: Separate the Narrative from the Noise

Sometimes old narratives cast a long shadow and obscure more than they reveal.

The Libra Project: A Timely Wake-Up Call?

Libra represents a timely opportunity — and a critical wake-up call, says Giuseppe Ballocchi, CFA.

Book Review: Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises

Ray Dalio provides investors with a framework to understand the possible economic scenarios that lie ahead, as well as the investment implications.

How to Read Financial News Redux: Understanding Consensus

Consensus expectations are a logical starting point for putting any financial news into its proper context.

Sunny Saturday and the Risks Are Rising

Remember to focus on what might go wrong in the future instead of what has gone right in the past.

Geraldine Sundstrom: Navigating the “Recession Moment”

“There is only one thing that keeps us up at night and could topple the economy into a big recession," says PIMCO's Geraldine Sundstrom. "That is a trade war."

In Memoriam: John B. Neff, CFA

The investment world lost another legend in 2019.

Adam Tooze: Where Are We Post-Global Financial Crisis?

“What we learned from 2008 was that it’s not the size of the losses per se, but rather where the losses sit in the financial system,” says Adam Tooze.

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.



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