April is National Financial Literacy Month in the United States and a time to reflect on the state of financial literacy today and what can be done to improve it. In particular, where should the financial services industry direct its resources in strengthening financial literacy in the United States and throughout the world? We asked readers of CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief what they thought.
Presenting is an essential responsibility for many finance professionals. To gauge just how essential, we asked CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers how often they have to give them. We also offer some critical advice from presentation expert Dave Underhill.
So how will millennials most influence finance in the next few years? For insight, we asked readers of CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief what they believe. Rebecca Fender, CFA, examines their response.
Are investment professionals less vulnerable to mistakes as they mature and gain experience? We asked CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers what they thought. Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, explores the results.
So what precisely is impeding global economic growth? For insight, we asked readers of CFA Institute NewsBrief what they believe is the single biggest obstacle. Jason Voss, CFA, examines their response.
Labels like "emerging" and "frontier" market are not sociological in the least. Applied by the FTSE and MSCI on behalf of global investors, they concern only the investability of a market. But how can we break down such broad terms? To find out, we polled readers of CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief to see what they thought most distinguishes an emerging from a frontier market.
We asked readers of CFA Institute Financial Newsbrief whose recognition they valued the most when they accomplish something in their jobs. It turns out, hearing from a happy client or getting a compliment from firm leaders may go further than we think.
Think about the markets since the financial crisis. What has defined the era? Two words: monetary policy. Central banks — more than economic growth or any other factor — are what have moved the markets. But that may be changing.