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Duct Tape and Circuit Breakers

For those of us who were around back in 1987 (the year I received my CFA charter, I might add, boastfully), the circumstances of the “flash crash” of 6 May 2010 were in some ways a modern equivalent to… READ MORE ›

Speaker Preview: The Indiana Jones of Finance Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is

Global investor Jim Rogers isn't one to mince his words. On 11 May, he'll tackle China, commodities, and the future of the U.S. dollar.

Russia’s New Insider Trading Law

After a decade of wrangling and lobbying, Russia’s new law on insider trading and market manipulation finally came into force last January. Such a law was overdue and a necessary step in fulfilling Russia’s stated ambition to make Moscow… READ MORE ›

Let’s Make the Auditor Report More Informative

Similar to market crises and accountancy-related corporate scandals that have occurred in the past, the extent to which auditors act in the interests of investors has yet again been brought into sharp focus in the aftermath of the 2007-2009… READ MORE ›

Speaker Preview: Central Bankers Ignore Stock Market Valuations at Their Peril, Says Andrew Smithers

The London-based founder and chairman of Smithers & Co. has an important message for monetary policymakers.

Speaker Preview: Citi’s Willem H. Buiter on the Drivers of Global Growth

Forget terms like "emerging markets" and "BRIC" countries. The new growth metric is "3G," says the chief economist of Citi Investment Research & Analysis.

Delegates’ Guide: What to See and Do in Edinburgh

For delegates attending the 64th CFA Institute Annual Conference, there's plenty to see and do in between Conference sessions.

Japan: Change In A Time Of Crisis

They say that crisis often provides the inspiration for great change. If true, then Japan should be on the verge of a great renaissance as a consequence of enduring more than its share of crises in the past 6… READ MORE ›

CFA Institute Discusses Key Financial Reporting Projects With IASB

CFA Institute along with its advisory committee, the Corporate Disclosure Policy Council (CDPC), recently held its annual meeting with the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).
The meeting was… READ MORE ›

Looking Beyond Listings

Rumor has it that animosity at the top is behind NYSE Euronext Inc.’s rejection of Nasdaq OMX Group’s enhanced takeover bid, though a potential antitrust review would provide a more understandable pretext for refusal. If and when things ever… READ MORE ›