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.
Northern Trust's FlexShares has brought to the New York Stock Exchange three exchange-traded funds aimed at delivering low volatility. The FlexShares US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund, the FlexShares Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund and the FlexShares Emerging Markets Quality Low Volatility Index Fund buy stocks of companies that have been screened for high cash flow, management quality and profitability. ETF (17 Jul.)
Canadian, European and Japanese banking groups have criticized a proposal by the Federal Reserve to impose liquidity standards on foreign banks' US branches. The groups say "all capital and liquidity would become ring-fenced and fragmented along geographic lines" if other jurisdictions were to follow suit. MLex (subscription required) (17 Jul.)
Enforcement by national financial regulators varies significantly among EU states. Practice Insight reviews practices in four major jurisdictions: France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. Practice Insight (17 Jul.)
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