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Cryptocurrencies: Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

What are initial coin offerings (ICOs)? Umed Saidov, CFA, shares his take in the latest edition of his Cryptocurrencies series.

Top Five Articles from September: ESG, Mutual Fund Momentum, the US Economy

The ascent of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, plus Nicolas Rabener on mutual fund momentum chasing and liquid alternatives are among the leading posts from September.

10 Rules for Marketing Alternative Funds

Unforced errors in their advertising can undermine the credibility alternative asset managers work so hard to build. These 10 guidelines can help prevent such mistakes.

Who Cares (About ESG) Wins: Asset Owners Step Up

If there were any doubt as to ESG's efficacy in portfolio management, recent efforts by some of the world's largest asset owners may finally put the question to rest.

Cybersecurity: The Barbarians Are at the Gate

What can firms do to protect themselves and their clients from potential data breaches? Cybersecurity expert E.J. Yerzak weighs in.

Book Review: Modern Compliance Volumes I and II

Modern Compliance is an ambitious undertaking that brings together the myriad complexities of governing the investment professional.

Global Third-Party Research: An Industry in Crisis?

As research coverage stagnates globally, Europe sees a MiFID II blip.

Screams from a Burning Theater: Jeremy Gold on the Retirement Crisis

“Where are the screaming actuaries yelling in these burning theaters?” Jeremy Gold once asked. Gold passed away earlier this month, leading Heidi Raubenheimer, PhD, CFA, to recall his words and reflect on the state of the retirement crisis.

New Insights on the Trust Crisis in Finance

Research shows that trust in the finance sector is on the rise around the globe.

Measuring Financial Literacy Outreach Efforts and Why It Matters

Efforts to improve financial literacy are critical. But how do we know if these efforts work? How can we gauge their effectiveness?



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