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New speaker announced

David Blanchflower, Bruce V. Rauner Professor at Dartmouth College and visiting professor at University of Stirling, will speak on the outlook for employment, inflation, output, and other key measures in his session at 09:00 on Monday, 9 May 2011…. READ MORE ›

Speakers confirmed for portfolio management sessions

Stan Beckers, managing director of BlackRock Solutions, EMEA, will draw on his extensive equity management experience for his presentation, “The Evolution of Risk Management.” Mr. Beckers will discuss the roles that absolute and relative risk should play in portfolio… READ MORE ›

SEC and RIAs: A Love-Hate Relationship

We survey members a lot at CFA Institute because the responses are generally well considered and focused on the ethical high road. We expected nothing different last month when we asked U.S. members in asset… READ MORE ›

A Network of Insiders

The now highly-visible insider trading probe on Wall Street is shining a harsh spotlight on “expert networks.” Relatively new to the investment research landscape, these networks offer access to experts across various industry sectors — medicine, biotech, technology, and… READ MORE ›

Academic or Economic Reality?

We sometimes hear criticisms of our position on fair value accounting that suggest we’re taking an academic view of things with dubious relevance to economic reality. Interesting, then, to read Jack Cieselski’s analysis… READ MORE ›

Accommodations in Edinburgh

CFA Institute has arranged for special group rates at several nearby hotels.

Highlights from 2010 Annual Conference

Watch this recap video of the 2010 Annual Conference, which includes perspectives from members in attendance at the Boston event from 16-19 May 2010.

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Banks: “We Will Be Careful”

They are at it once again — banks and other financial firms trying to punch as many holes as possible in the new Dodd-Frank rules relating to oversight of the derivatives market.
Over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, or… READ MORE ›

That “Dastardly” ISS

Even the Canadians now have joined in on the bashing of the world’s best known proxy consultant — ISS — in response to the proxy adviser panning a recent merger proposal of two gold companies… READ MORE ›

Go SEC Go!

Get out your pom poms — a cheer for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is in order. The agency has had multiple detractors in response to some recent goofs (Madoff, Stanford… READ MORE ›