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CFA Institute Annual Conference


Why Everyone Hates Finance and What to Do about It

"Finance is being demonized, and it's being demonized because people don't understand it," Mihir A. Desai says. "If we want to stop demonization, we have to make it accessible."

The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming!

The robots are coming. But they’re not as smart or technologically advanced as we think, says Kate Darling.

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: Western Mongolia Edition

Back from Mongolia after an extraordinary journey with a family of Kazakh eagle hunters, Lauren Foster shares some of the images she captured and lessons she learned along the 150-kilometer trek.

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.

Do “Gray Rhinos” Pose a Greater Threat Than Black Swans?

"We don't pay enough attention to the big obvious problems that are in front of us," says Michele Wucker, the author who coined the term gray rhino. Investors should learn to identify four kinds of gray rhinos: charging, recurring, meta, and unidentified, she explains in an interview with Nathan Jaye, CFA. Each type can require different solutions.

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.

Avoid Unintended Bets in Your Investment Portfolio

Northern Trust CIO Robert P. Browne, CFA, discussed how asset allocation decisions are made using quantitative methods, while the underlying (active) portfolios are often run by managers from the fundamental school of investing, at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference.

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.

10 Steps to Jump-Starting a Stalled Job Search

What should you do when your job search has stalled? Executive coach Robert Hellmann discussed 10 steps for revitalizing your efforts.



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