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CFA Institute Conferences


Avoiding the Siren Song of Emotions: Notes from the Wealth Management Conference

What do Homer’s Odyssey, Boombustology, and "financialese" have to do with wealth management? Quite a lot, it turns out.

Helping Clients Monetize Privately Owned Businesses

Starting a private business could put you on the path to untold riches. But it could also land you in a precarious financial position.

Competitive Currency Devaluation: The Feeding Frenzy

That the world is grossly overindebted is perhaps an obvious point. But by how much — and why — are less clear. Today total global debt stands at approximately $150 trillion, or 194% of global gross domestic product. And… READ MORE ›

Could Higher Energy Costs Abroad Lead to a Recovery in U.S. Manufacturing?

U.S. manufacturing may be down but don’t count it out. In fact, the U.S. manufacturing sector could be poised for a comeback. The reason? Skyrocketing energy and transport costs now make it far more attractive to produce goods locally,… READ MORE ›

BlackRock’s Rick Rieder on the Future of Fixed Income in a Post-QE World

When it comes to the European and U.S. debt crises are we nearing the dénouement — or still in the opening act?

At the Financial Analysts Seminar in Chicago earlier this week, Rick Rieder (pictured left), managing… READ MORE ›



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