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The High Cost of the Gender Imbalance in Finance (Online Forum)

As part of CFA Institute’s Future of Finance initiative, we are hosting an online discussion entitled, “The High Cost of the Gender Imbalance in Finance,” on Thursday, 9 April.

Is Finance a Noble Profession? (Online Forum)

Whether finance is a noble profession or not is an important issue for the long-term viability of capitalism. This CFA Institute Future of Finance online forum considers the issues.

Robo-Advisers: Opportunity or Threat? (Online Forum)

To offer guidance and insight about current changes in the investment advisory industry, the Future of Finance initiative at CFA Institute has assembled a panel of experts to discuss the implications and potential effects of robo-advisers on the marketplace.

ESG Issues in Investing: What, Why, and Why Not (Online Forum)

There are ongoing debates about why ESG issues are important and to what extent they should be given due consideration in traditional investing.

The US Public Pension Funding Crisis (Online Forum)

In the United States, state and local governments’ defined benefit pension plans are underfunded by more than $4 trillion, threatening the financial security of approximately 8 million retirees and 14 million workers, and taking a fiscal toll on states and municipalities.

Central Banks and Systemic Risk (Online Forum)

On the heels of the financial crisis of 2007–2008, there has scarcely been a more hotly debated topic than central bank monetary policy. From the US Federal Reserve to the European Central Bank to the Bank of Japan to… READ MORE ›

Should Retirement Savings Be Mandatory? (Forum)

In the United States, and in many other countries, only a fraction of households have saved enough to look forward to a comfortable retirement. For those without a sizable nest egg, the so-called "golden years" are a grim prospect. Not surprisingly, governments around the globe are grappling with how their citizens will afford retirement.

Investing vs. Speculation: Highlights from the Future of Finance Forum

The inaugural Future of Finance Forum produced a lengthy transcript with a wealth of insights and perspectives. To help guide you to the essence of the discussion, Jason Voss, CFA, provides a summary.

What is the Difference Between Investing and Speculation — And Why Does It Matter? (Forum)

For centuries many of the world's leading investment thinkers have struggled to articulate the difference between "investing" and "speculating." We've assembled a panel of leading investment practitioners to discuss the issue in our inaugural online forum.

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