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CFA Institute Conferences


Asia Rising: China and India in the Next Decade

China and India will be two of the three largest economies in the world by 2025. But Haiyan Wang says the countries have particular forces to harness and barriers to overcome to realize their full potential.

Paul Smith, CFA: Purpose, Professionalism, and the Rise of Trust

"At its best, capitalism with purpose creates value that is broadly apparent and commonly appreciated," says CFA Institute president and CEO Paul Smith, CFA. "We need to press for more of that today."

Weekend Reads for Investors: From Hong Kong Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, curates articles about China's current account deficit, whether men are hardwired to take risks, lazy fund managers, and more.

Leveraging Active Investing with Small-Cap Stocks

Elizabeth M. Lilly, CFA, thinks that small-cap stock investing is an excellent way to leverage active management. If you do the research.

All Roads Lead to China and Emerging Markets

"We are in a land of pure imagination," when it comes to US equities, says Mark Yusko. “We have been on an escalator up and will be taking an elevator down.” Investors need to look to China and other emerging markets for returns.

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.

Another “Doomsday Moment” for High-Yield Strategies

Risk in high-yield markets is as high as it has ever been, according to Jochen Felsenheimer.

Four Headwinds to Economic Growth, Says Dallas Fed Chief

"I don't see GDP growth running away from us," Robert S. Kaplan said. "In fact, if we don't take wise actions from a policy point of view, I actually think potential GDP is likely to trend lower over the next number of years from where it is now."

Finance: How It Made Civilization Possible

What is finance, where does it come from, and why does it matter? William N. Goetzmann addressed these questions in his presentation at the CFA Institute: 62nd Financial Analysts Seminar, leading participants on a tour through financial history.

Richard Thaler: To Intervene or Not to Intervene

Richard Thaler reviewed many of our behavioral frailties during his lively and engaging presentation at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Philadelphia. The key takeaway, according to Shreenivas Kunte, CFA: If only we could learn.



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