Politics is all about saying "yes." But in an era of high debt and low growth, American history affords at least two interesting counterexamples: Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge, former Republican U.S. presidents who improved the country's fortunes largely by saying "no."
While some governments have provided guidance to the investment industry about the use of social media, many countries have yet to issued regulations. Regardless of what local bodies dictate, the CFA Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct provides an excellent framework for investment professionals to consider when representing themselves or their businesses online.
Demonstrating proficiency in emotional intelligence is a critical skill set that is in demand across all roles in the investment industry. Why is this the case, are there challenges unique to investment professionals, and what practical steps can you take to develop this soft skill?
Barclays was recently fined a record £290m/$450m for attempting to manipulate the London interbank offered rate (Libor). This settlement is the first in a probe launched by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission that now spans nearly a dozen regulators and more than 20 banks, and the continuing investigations are expected to set a basis for settlement negotiations with individuals and other institutions. So, what went wrong?
Miriam Salpeter, author of Social Networking for Career Success, explains the importance of social media as a channel to enhance your professional reputation and to become known as a thought leader in your field. She offers practical advice and instruction on how to leverage specific functionality that can help you brand and differentiate yourself.
While the adoption of social media among wealth management firms is “at early stages,” according to a recent report, it is a communication channel that “financial institutions can no longer ignore.”
In the investment management industry these days, a sort of "culture war" is playing out, one that has a much more positive connotation than the phrase typically evokes — and hopefully much more to contribute to the well-being of both investors and the profession.
From the 65th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Chicago, John Rogers, CFA, President and CEO, called today for all investment professionals to restore trust in the investment industry. Below is a transcript of his remarks.
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the alleged Wal-Mart bribery scandal that revolves around the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
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