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Adapting to Disruption: The Investment Industry’s New Normal

The challenges confronting finance today are really opportunities to bring positive change to the industry, according to a panel of experts at the 2018 CFA Institute European Investment Conference.

Whistleblowing: The Risks and Rewards

“You do not wake up one morning saying, ‘Well, I am going to be a whistleblower,’” says Stephanie Gibaud.

Humans vs. Machines: The Stress Management Edge

The battle between human intelligence and artificial intelligence (AI) may come down to whether humans can successfully manage chronic stress.

Negotiation Management 101 with Foad Forghani

“Negotiation management is much more than talking and arguing,” said shadow negotiator Foad Forghani.

ESG: The X-Ray of Finance

Rising interest rates will make environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors one of the most important sources of alpha for investment managers, according to Omar Selim.

Innovating in Zeros: Skype Co-Founder Finds Lessons in Failure

“Success is going from failure to failure with the same enthusiasm,” says Skype co-founder Jonas Kjellberg.

George Friedman: A US Recession Is Imminent, So Watch Germany

George Friedman will be watching how one last piece of the global financial crisis plays out very carefully. Peter M.J. Gross explains.

Count on Low Expected Returns, Says Antti Ilmanen

“It is not only a low interest rate world, it is also a low expected return world on any long-only investment,” said Antti Ilmanen, in his presentation at the 2016 CFA Institute European Investment Conference. Low expected returns are going to anchor bad news for all of us for the rest of our working lifetimes, he said, and maybe beyond.

Muhammad Yunus: Charity with a Business Engine

“Everything starts with solving a very tiny slice of a problem,” explained Muhammad Yunus at the 2016 CFA Institute European Investment Conference. That is how social business begins. “There is no reason anyone should be poor; we just need to fix the system so that all are truly reflected in our economy.”

Currency War III: How Will It Play Out?

James Rickards says we are in the midst of the third currency war since the 1920s, triggered by central bank efforts to pull the world economy out of a structural depression.



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