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Adam Tooze: Where Are We Post-Global Financial Crisis?

“What we learned from 2008 was that it’s not the size of the losses per se, but rather where the losses sit in the financial system,” says Adam Tooze.

Britain’s Brexit: A Variant of the Norwegian Model?

No country has ever left the European Union, and investment professionals are wondering whether the Brexit outcome will resemble a Norway model, a Swiss model, or something else entirely.

Survey Anticipates Negative Brexit Effect

Though the post-Brexit referendum era is still in its early stages, the initial developments in the aftermath of the vote are in keeping with the results of a recent CFA Institute and the CFA Society of the UK survey.

Brexit: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

What is the upcoming Brexit referendum all about? Is the United Kingdom better off staying in or leaving the European Union (EU)? Does it even matter? For insight on these questions, we polled CFA institute Financial NewsBrief readers.

Poll: What Do the Latest European Parliament Elections Mean for the Region’s Economy?

Amid austerity and a weak economic recovery, the electoral gains made by anti-EU parties (nicknamed the "Eurosceptic earthquake") in the European Parliament elections in May have caused much speculation.

Prospects for the Eurozone: It Won’t Be Germany to the Rescue

Kai Konrad painted a picture of troubled states increasingly doubtful of the European Union, warning “don’t expect much from Germany.”

Poll: What Is the Biggest Obstacle to the Proposed Financial-Transaction Tax in 11 EU States?

Led by France and Germany, 11 out of 27 EU member states have agreed to levy a financial-transaction tax on stocks, bonds, derivatives, repurchase agreements and securities lending. These 11 states are Austria, Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. The main intended objective of the tax is "to receive a fair and substantial contribution from the financial sector to the financing of the rescue operations from which it benefited either directly or indirectly."

Poll: Will Angela Merkel’s Position on Financial Reform in Europe Soften?

A large majority of the 667 respondents, 81%, said no: They expect the German chancellor’s famously austere stance toward Europe’s economically struggling nations to remain the same. This view is consistent with Merkel’s own post-election statements, in which she continued to iterate her opposition to a temporary debt repayment fund, despite widespread European support.

Poll: Why Didn’t the Cyprus “Bail-In” Cause a Bank Run?

The recent “bail-in” of Cyprus by the EU, IMF and European Central Bank troika forced depositors in Cyprus banks to turn over about 40% of their assets to the banking system. This action hasn’t caused a bank run in the greater eurozone yet, so we asked professional investors why this is the case.

Leadership Lesson for the Eurozone: The Rule of Small Groups

Physical limitations in humans seem to limit our ability to make effective group decisions when the number of the group exceeds seven members. This has important implications for boards of directors, investment committees, and transnational economic organizations, such as the eurozone.



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