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Where Markets Fail: Markets Assume a Context

Markets assume a context entirely out of view of their participants, which can have deleterious effects for both suppliers and demanders, Jason Voss, CFA, observes in the latest installment of his Where Markets Fail series.

Ethical Concerns and Your Career

Has an employer's business practices ever created ethical concerns for you? Has it affected your career? CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers weighed in, and Julia VanDeren analyzes the surprising results.

Weekend Reads for Investors: Autumnal Edition

Jason Voss, CFA shares his Weekend Reads for Investors, including material on the prevalence of false memories, recent bank scandals, and new technologies that promise to transform the energy sector.

Book Review: Phishing for Phools

The “invisible hand” of the free market can hurt as well as help participants. The authors, who are Nobel Prize–winning economists, argue that as long as there is profit to be made, sellers will exploit our psychological and behavioral weaknesses through manipulation and deception.

The Cost of Cheap: Slavery in the Supply Chain

It's conceivable slavery made it into your clothing or perhaps even the circuits that you are using to read this. It shouldn't be that way. The case against slavery is about more than just morality. It’s about money and a material risk to a broad cross section of widely owned businesses that is underappreciated, potentially disastrous, and (in time) easily mitigated.

Josh Brown on the Fiduciary Standard and Fintech

"Investors should understand what they’re invested in. There should be zero conflict," says Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management.

Responsible Investing Is Coming of Age

With social responsibility now firmly established across the financial services spectrum, Steve Lydenberg, CFA, sees the potential for responsible investing to go beyond mere product innovation and deliver fundamental changes to the operating norms of the global financial system.

Finance as a Force for Good

Investment professionals across the globe need to take the long view and bend the arc of the future away from being self-focused and toward caring about others. And in so doing, we can create a force for good, says Daniel Goleman.

Paul Smith, CFA: “Let’s Make the World a Better Place for Investors Everywhere”

CFA Institute president and CEO Paul Smith, CFA, issued a rousing call for a more ethical and effective investment profession. He also laid out his vision of where he hopes to lead CFA Institute in the years ahead, offering a road map for how he intends to get there.

Meditation for Investment Professionals

Science demonstrates that meditation reduces stress, improves creativity, counteracts behavioral biases, and improves ethical decision making. It can be an incredibly useful tool for investment professionals.



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