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“Augmented Intelligence”: Combining Human Intelligence and Technology

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making inroads into private wealth management in both investment management and practice management. It’s an exciting time for AI, but will it cause more disruption or innovation for wealth managers?

Is Fund Research Capitalism’s Weakest Link?

The future of capitalism depends on how well we invest, says Hansi Mehrotra, CFA.

Weekend Reads for Investors: On the Road Edition

Risk intelligence, the importance of meditation for investment pros, and dynamical dark energy are just some of the topics covered in this week's Weekend Reads for Investors, curated by Jason Voss, CFA.

Four Lessons from the CFA Society New York 80th Anniversary Dinner

Ultimately, the core of our profession’s success will be continuing education, says Bjorn Forfang.

The Wrong Debate: Four Lessons from the Insurance Industry

The asset management industry is at an inflection point. Learning clients’ goals, considering the whole picture, understanding their risk profiles, and using their unique objectives to create custom benchmarks are far better uses of time than debating the merits of active vs. passive investing, quarterly returns, or any of the other issues that are secondary to helping secure a brighter future for our clients.

“Same Side Selling” to Improve Trust and Opportunities

Why do so many avoid seeking financial advice? It comes down to trust, says Isaac Presley, CFA.

Nobel Laureate Richard H. Thaler on the End of Behavioral Finance

Richard H. Thaler, the US economist who elevated the word “nudge” from transitive verb to political catchphrase, can now add “Nobel laureate” to his impressive biography. Lauren Foster discusses Thaler's contributions to the field of economics.

Is Investment Expense a Proxy for Good Governance?

Americans are a cost-conscious lot. We all like a good deal. And that's become especially clear when it comes to investing. In almost every governance survey of asset owners, investment expenses have emerged as one of the top three concerns.

When Does Volatility Equal Risk?

The right question isn't whether volatility equals risk, says Gary Mishuris, CFA. Rather, the right question to ask is: When does volatility equal risk?

Artificial Intelligence and Defined Contribution Plans

How will artificial intelligence (AI) affect the world of retirement accounts, specifically defined contribution (DC) plans? Sahil Sethi, CFA, anticipates several stages of development.



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