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.
Merlyn.AI has brought to NYSE Arca an exchange-traded fund that adjusts asset allocation based on market conditions. The Merlyn.AI Bull-Rider Bear-Fighter ETF is linked to the Bull-Rider Bear-Fighter Index, which uses artificial intelligence to determine whether to implement a bull or bear strategy. ETF (18 Oct.)
The UK Serious Fraud Office has closed an investigation into Libor manipulation, saying no more charges will be brought, after examining the matter since the financial crisis. The office says an investigation of manipulation of the Euro Interbank Offered Rate continues. Reuters (18 Oct.)
The EU has approved a law asserting authority over US and UK derivatives clearinghouses, and market participants hope it can be pragmatically implemented and see positive signs in dialogue between US and EU regulators. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Heath Tarbert "seems to be much less confrontational; there seems to be an element of dialogue that's going on, and that's very helpful for the industry," expert Bruce Savage says. MLex (subscription required) (18 Oct.)
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