While best practices and ethical principles endure regardless of locality, they can be challenging to implement in underdeveloped markets where the operational framework may be quite different.
The key dilemmas facing Pakistan’s equity market — a small investor base, few new listings on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), and shrinking turnover — are tied to the lack of trust among investors and issuers as well as unnecessary compliance and tax burdens. It will take greater professionalism among the intermediaries and the rationalization of compliance and taxation by regulators and tax authorities to realize the market's potential.
Leading posts from August include Preston McSwain's call for more honest and accurate fee disclosures and performance reporting; an examination of Sam Zell's take on the economy by Julie Hammond, CFA; tips on how to ace job interviews by Julia VanDeren; Will Ortel's exploration of what's in a hedge fund name; and an analysis of capital markets during times of war by Mark Armbruster, CFA.
A discussion of how to have better client conversations by Isaac Presley, CFA; an analysis of a recent Eugene Fama presentation by Ron Rimkus, CFA; an examination of advice from career expert John Hellmann on how to rev up a sputtering job search by Peter M.J. Gross; a review of Javier Gonzalez's How to Make Money with Global Macro by Marc L. Ross, CFA; and an exploration of Devan Kaloo's assessment of the outlook for emerging market equities by Julie Hammond, CFA, were among the leading posts from Enterprising Investor in July.
“Emerging market equities [have] a history of headlines — mostly negative — and volatility,” said Devan Kaloo, head of global emerging markets equities at Aberdeen Asset Management. Yet there is reason for optimism, especially for those value investors who dive deeply into the fundamentals, which may be turning positive, Kaloo told attendees at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference.
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