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Investing Lessons from Bill Browder

Bill Browder’s message to security analysts is stark: The truly outstanding practitioner is a solitary creature who works in a depopulated landscape, where they just might stumble across real opportunity.

Women of Jeopardy! on Defining Success

As part of her research, Barbara Stewart, CFA, spoke to a particular group of women about how they feel about their intelligence, how they look at success, and what advice they’d give younger women.

Humans vs. Machines: The Stress Management Edge

The battle between human intelligence and artificial intelligence (AI) may come down to whether humans can successfully manage chronic stress.

What Millennials Want: Not What You Think

Everyone thinks they have millennials figured out. But a new report suggests we don't know what we think we know about this critical demographic, especially when it comes to investing.

Reading Around: The Latticework Framework

Want to be a better investor? Joachim Klement, CFA, recommends embracing Charlie Munger's latticework framework and reading around your field.

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.

Let‘s Get Physical 2: Body Language and Physical Fixes

Financial advisers care about body language and so do clients and potential clients, says Barbara Stewart, CFA. So how can we repair our physical faux pas? She checks in with nonverbal communication expert Mark Bowden for insight on this question and more.

Top Five Articles from August: Growth vs. Value, Blockchain, Tax-Loss Harvesting

In August's leading posts, Larry Cao, CFA, receives a blockchain update, Julie Hammond, CFA, considers the state of fixed income, and Clare Flynn Levy shares tips for succeeding as a portfolio manager.

For Humans Only: Five Tips for Outstanding Customer Service

Artificial intelligence will change the world for customers across all industries, says Barbara Stewart, CFA. But a few things won’t ever change. People want respect.

Empathetic Listening: A Six-Step Guide

As human financial advisers compete with passively managed index funds and robo-advisers, those who embrace empathetic listening can differentiate themselves and add value for their clients, says Marguerita Cheng, CFP, RICP.



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