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The Active Equity Renaissance: Renaissance Investment Management Firms

The primary focus of the renaissance investment management firm is delivering the best possible investment performance, not on scaling for scaling’s sake, C. Thomas Howard and Jason Voss, CFA, explain in the latest entry in The Active Equity Renaissance series.

Is Your Gray Rhino Plan in Place?

“The most obvious thing is what escapes us,” says author Michele Wucker. Her advice to financial professionals? Identify and plan for the obvious gray rhinos.

Is ESG Integration a Fad, or Does It Have Alpha Potential?

CFA Institute holds Green Finance Forum in Hong Kong to discuss the future of ESG investing.

Paul Smith, CFA: Reasons to Believe

Paul Smith, CFA, urges his colleagues to breathe life into the idea of a “new professionalism.”

Career Mobility for the Future Starts Now

With expectations for average working years extending from 30 to 50 and beyond, we have to be comfortable with sweeping career changes. This is not just due to evolving external factors, but also because our interests, values, and search for meaning will evolve over the span of our working lives. These were among the key takeaways Tracey Wilen emphasized during a Career Conversations interview with Julia VanDeren.

Lie Detection in a Post-Truth World

"Everybody knows we are in a post-truth world," deception detection expert Pamela Meyer told delegates at the 70th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Philadelphia. "People will tell you anything." So what are the verbal and nonverbal clues indicating someone might be deceiving us?

Weekend Reads: Getting Better with Age

Wisdom from John Bogle, a look at cryptocurrencies, and an exploration of the state of farmland in the United States are among the topics covered in this week's Weekend Reads from Will Ortel.

Has the Time Arrived for a Venture Market in the United States?

There is a growing interest in a venture exchange in the United States to list smaller and startup companies operating under relaxed listing and regulatory rules, and the time could be right.

Book Review: Financial Crises, Liquidity, and the International Monetary System

In this reprint of a collection of lectures, the Nobel Prize–winning author expounds on regional and international regulation and monetary and fiscal policy, as well as a host of other economic topics. His insights predate but point toward the recent global financial crisis, and his guidance is timely and critical for a global economy still facing the fallout from the crisis.

CorpGov Roundup: Snap Controversy, Rating CorpGov Performance, CARE, and More

Japan, Malaysia, and UK release updates to their corporate governance codes, and in the US, issues continue to swirl around Snap’s IPO and the Financial Choice Act.