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Assessing Value in the Digital Economy

Analysts need new tools to evaluate new business models.

Weekend Reads: Hi Volatility Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, provides his picks for Weekend Reads for Investors. This edition features stories about volatility's return to financial markets, cracks in debt markets, and the "shocking" truth about the famous Stanley Milgram obedience experiments.

Top Five Articles from March: Inflation, Manager Selection, Skill Ratio

The introduction of the Skill Ratio by Daniel Blais, CFA; Brodie Gay's examination of how inflation is underreported; and an exploration by Ziad Abou Gergi, CFA, of the manager-selection process, are among the top posts from March.

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Investment Management

What’s the road map for artificial intelligence (AI) in investment management? Larry Cao, CFA, shares his perspective in the final installment of his three-part series exploring AI's impact on investment management.

Managers or Analysts: Whose Tone Matters More on Earnings Calls?

The tone of analysts and managers on earnings calls can influence returns for investors. But the tone of analysts, in particular, is especially impactful for institutional investors, according to a recent study.

Audit Reports: A New Era of Enhanced Reporting

As US public companies file their 2017 financial statements, the auditor’s report looks different. To understand the changes and for context on what further adjustments lay in store, Sandra Peters, CPA, CFA, spoke with James A. Doty.

Manager Selection: An Alpha Generator in Multi-Asset Portfolios

Cheap exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and smart beta products are no substitutes for active management, says Ziad Abou Gergi, CFA. But the manager-selection industry needs to adapt to the changing environment and investors' price sensitivity.

Top Five Articles from February: Body Language, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence

Sloane Ortel and Thomas Brigandi's examination of the seven asset owner organizations shaping the market and a review of Richard Bookstaber's The End of Theory by Robert N. Farago, ASIP, are among the leading Enterprising Investor posts from February.

Revenue Recognition: The Bottom Line on the New Top Line

Revenue — perhaps the most important number in financial statements — and how it is calculated by nearly every public company across the globe is set to change. Sandra Peters, CFA, considers the impacts.

Rupal J. Bhansali: Insist on the “And” Proposition

Rupal J. Bhansali of Ariel Investments says that contrarian value investors refuse to settle for sub-optimal compromises.



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