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CFA Institute Conferences


Richard H. 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.

Russell Napier, ASIP: 21 Lessons from History

The astute investor appreciates both knowledge and thought by embracing the lessons of history, and financial market historian Russell Napier, ASIP, has studied those lessons extensively.

The Sharing Economy and the Evolution of Crowd-Based Capitalism

Technological advances are reshaping the global economic system and the future of work. At the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference, Arun Sundararajan shared his findings on how technology is transforming the labor force and business organizations.

Blockchain 101 with Campbell R. Harvey

So, what is blockchain? What will it do to our industry? Campbell R. Harvey led an extended presentation on the subject.

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.

Wealth Management in 2017: Oh, the Humanity!

Effective financial advisory firms combine technology’s unique strengths with human insights, and the 2017 CFA Institute Wealth Management Conference explored ways that these combinations can deliver value to clients.

A Rebalancing Market Means Higher Oil Prices

Jennifer Stevenson sees strong support for oil prices, and a supply-side rebalancing could mean big gains for North American oil companies.

The Older Population: Where the Money Is

"Why on earth worry about demographics?” asked Clint R. Laurent, founder and CEO of Global Demographic. Because "Demographics change quietly in the background," he explained. "Suddenly, the target market that you thought Company X was going to do well in no longer exists." Laurent identifies four key demographic trends that investors should keep in mind.



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