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Happy Anniversary: Dodd-Frank off to a Rocky Start

Tradition in many western countries has it that paper is the customary gift for the first wedding anniversary. Arguably the product of a shotgun wedding, Dodd-Frank now crawls to its one-year anniversary as the financial… READ MORE ›

CFA Institute Weighs in with the U.S. SEC on IFRS

On 7 July the U.S. SEC sponsored a series of roundtables designed to help determine whether incorporating International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) into the U.S. financial reporting system is in the best interest of… READ MORE ›

High-Frequency Trading: Tame the Beast, or Will the Beast Devour Itself?

High-frequency trading has been back in the news and amongst the thoughts of policymakers over the past weeks, with the publication of a speech by Bank of England Executive Director Andrew Haldane on the ‘Race to Zero’… READ MORE ›

Speakers in the News: De Vijlder Questions Indian Growth Forecast

William De Vijlder, Chief Investment Officer of Strategy & Partners at BNP Paribas and presenter at the upcoming Fourth Annual CFA Institute European Investment Conference, recently spoke… READ MORE ›

Unlocking the Investor Benefits of XBRL

Several years ago, when then-Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Christopher Cox advocated for the required tagging of financial disclosures by U.S. companies, both large and small investors were perceived as the main… READ MORE ›

Limited-Purpose Banking: Can It Fix the Financial System?

Jimmy Stewart Is Dead.

It’s not an obituary. It’s the title of a recent book by Laurence Kotlikoff, a prominent economist and a professor at Boston University. The title is referring to the 1940s feel-good movie, READ MORE ›

Schedule Update: New Sessions Announced

New session details have been added to the schedule page for the Fourth Annual CFA Institute European Investment Conference, providing more details on the times and topics for presentations at the event.

The conference will include plenary and concurrent sessions… READ MORE ›

Lipstick, Pigs, and IPOs — a 2000 Redux?

The article by Rolfe Winkler in the 29 June edition of the Wall Street Journal stirs unpleasant memories for those of us in the analyst profession. In what Winkler characterizes as “walking through Chinese walls,” he laments… READ MORE ›

Speaker Confirmed: Roger Bootle

Roger Bootle is a leading economist and author who is an economic adviser to Deloitte and a specialist adviser to the U.K. House of Commons Treasury Committee. He will… READ MORE ›

Speaker Confirmed: Charles Dumas

Charles Dumas is chairman of Lombard Street Research and a regular guest on financial news programs.

Recently, his calculations on Greece’s government debt-to-GDP ratio and what would be needed to… READ MORE ›