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CFA Institute Conferences


An Unconstrained Approach to Global Bond Investing

BlackRock's Marilyn Watson is optimistic about opportunities in global bond markets, despite significant challenges in the current interest rate environment.

Fixed Income: “Take What the Market Gives You”

"The thing about fixed income is avoiding the downside," says PGIM's Gregory Roberts. "We get penalized for losses and get very little for getting things right."

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.

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.

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."

Maximize Career Success: Pearls from Carla Harris

Morgan Stanley's Carla Harris says that everyone needs to cultivate performance currency and relationship currency. What are they? Performance currency is simply delivering what was asked of you plus a little bit more. Relationship currency is created by spending time with people in your organization. Harris said the former will get you noticed, but it is the latter that allows you to maximize your success.

C. Thomas Howard: “View the Markets as They Are”

C. Thomas Howard, an opponent of the efficient markets hypothesis, advocates for a radical departure from the idea of diversification at the core of a healthy portfolio.

Jorge Castañeda: Latin America at a Turning Point

Latin America has achieved a pivotal milestone, Jorge Castañeda explained at the inaugural CFA Institute Latin America Investment Conference. After decades of difficulty, democracy seems to have finally taken root. Ron Rimkus, CFA, explains.



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