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CFA Institute Conferences


When Can We Stop Talking about ESG?

Mary Jane McQuillen believes ESG concerns are central to, not separate from, the investment decision-making process.

Richard H. Clarida on the Evolution of Fed Communications

Richard H. Clarida discussed what he calls "an evolution in Fed communication."

Investments That Ride a Generational Wave

“People tend to think rules don’t change, but in financials, they’ve clearly evolved,” says Thomas J. Lee, CFA.

Aswath Damodaran on Acquisitions: Just Say No

Aswath Damodaran has a blunt message for companies considering an acquisition: "Don't do it."

Russell Napier: Equity Markets and Structural Change

“Most people tell me that long-run equity valuation data is meaningless," says Russell Napier. "I think they’re wrong.”

BlackRock’s Kate Moore: Opportunities in Equities

Kate Moore, chief equity strategist at BlackRock, thinks that the next six months should be a great opportunity for investment managers who can stay focused over the longer term.

Investing in a Winner-Take-All World

Today's winners are winning bigger and dominating differently than their predecessors. Erik Weisman, PhD, and Sean Cameron, CFA, think that it could be an enduring trend.

Andrew W. Lo: To Survive Adaptive Markets, Look to Biology

Andrew W. Lo explained how insights from biology can address the shortcomings of the efficient market hypothesis (EMH).

Building an Inclusive Work Culture

What does a culture of inclusion look like?

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.



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