Why do professional investors talk about behavioral finance more than they apply its insights? How do single stocks influence factor returns? The leading Enterprising Investor posts from last month address these questions and more.
What are the building blocks, the practical strategies, with which investment professionals can establish client relationships based on authentic trust? A new Future of Finance study has some answers. Robert Stammers, CFA, explains.
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.
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.
The low quality of data disclosed by firms under Europe's revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive means best execution remains theoretical, instead of providing actual value to investors, according to a report by Liquidnet. Futures & Options World (subscription required) (23 May.)
An emergency declaration is under consideration by the Trump administration to ship arms to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval, sources say. For more than a year, Congress has blocked the sale of about $2 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia, and lawmakers' opposition to military support is growing. The Associated Press (23 May.)
European Securities and Markets Authority official Verena Ross has hailed the success of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, but the financial-services sector says it has seen little benefit. Financial Times (subscription required) (23 May.)
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