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Risk Management


Increasing Client Withdrawal Rates in Retirement

For retirees, success means, in part, not outliving their money. Two recent studies shed insight on how advisers can help clients accomplish that, Isaac Presley, CFA, reports.

Beyond Carbon: Water Risks and Sustainable Investing

The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa, demonstrates that carbon emissions and climate change are not the only sustainability threats, says Monika Freyman, CFA. Water concerns already affect investors' bottom lines as well as future risks to their top lines.

Book Review: The End of Theory

The End of Theory by Richard Bookstaber is relevant to anyone working in the financial industry.

Navigating a China Dip

Visiting Hong Kong for the first time in two decades, Mark Harrison, CFA, sees evidence of breakneck economic transformation everywhere. But what happens when the music stops?

Inside Mexican Capital Markets with Jaime Lazaro, CFA

Ron Rimkus, CFA, interviews Jaime Lazaro, CFA, CEO of BBVA Asset Management in Mexico City, for an insider's perspective on the evolution of capital markets in Mexico.

It’s Getting Hot Out There: Investors Need to Pay Attention

As someone who worked directly with climate change data, Joachim Klement, CFA, can assure you: Climate change is real, and investors need to take it into account.

Robo Advice: Are ETFs the Solution?

Much of the financial management industry has concluded that exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the future of robo advice, says Dan Tammas-Hastings, CFA. That is naive.

Book Review: Gaining Currency

This work is effectively two books in one: (1) an account of the rise and internationalization of the renminbi and of its prospects for continued ascendancy over the near term and the medium term and (2) a concise description of the various vehicles for investing in Chinese assets.

Top 10 Posts from 2017: Markets during War, Rules for Equity Valuations, LinkedIn Tips

What were the articles of the year on Enterprising Investor? The 10 leading posts covered a broad spectrum of subjects, from interviewing and cover letter tips, to how to optimize decision making and better understand blockchain technology. They were authored by some of the most influential thinkers in finance, including Michael Batnick, CFA, and Ben Carlson, CFA, and together offer an illuminating view into the state of the investment profession in 2017.

The Adaptive Markets Hypothesis: A Financial Ecosystems Survival Guide

“We need to make investment plans that adapt to market conditions and also take into account our own personal frailties,” says Andrew W. Lo.



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