CFA Institute Take 15 Series: 10-15 minute interviews with leading practitioners on timely topics in market and credit risk as well as ethics. CFA Institute is a global membership organization that awards the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation. CFA Institute leads the investment industry by setting the highest standards of ethics and professional excellence and vigorously advocating fair and transparent capital markets.

Martin Wolf joins Robert Stammers, CFA, to discuss his newest book and his presentation at the 68th CFA Institute Annual Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Wolf discusses the causes of the financial crisis and what options are available to investment professionals and policy makers to strengthen the financial system and to potentially avoid additional financial calamities. Martin Wolf also explains the need to change the role and focus of central banks in relation to their part in the crisis, and what they can do to reduce the risk of continued financial insecurity.  Wolf concludes the interview with practical insights for investment professionals.

 

The Take 15 Series is a series of short interviews with leading practitioners on timely topics focused on the investment profession.

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Category:General -- posted at: 9:53pm EDT

Philippa Malmgren makes the case for an emerging world order that is quite different from what we’ve known since the end of World War II.  In particular, she highlights developments in Asia, such as the Asian Infrastructure Bank and BRICS bank as being significant symbols of a desired shift away from US hegemony. 

The Take 15 Series is a series of short interviews with leading practitioners on timely topics focused on the investment profession.

Direct download: CFA_Institute_T15_261.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 9:49am EDT

Patrick O’Shaughnessy, CFA, principal and portfolio manager at O’Shaughnessy Asset Management and author of Millennial Money, discusses how millennial investors are different from prior generations, including the events that shaped their outlook and risk tolerance, and offers some advice for traditional wealth managers who want to work with millennials. 

 

The Take 15 Series is a series of short interviews with leading practitioners on timely topics focused on the investment profession.

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Category:General -- posted at: 2:20am EDT

Thomas D. Giachetti, chair of the securities practice at Stark & Stark, is a frequent speaker on the topic of cyber risk in financial services. Here he talks about potential exposures and consequences of a cybersecurity breach; duty to clients; and steps that financial advisers and firms should take to protect their practices.

 

 

The Take 15 Series is a series of short interviews with leading practitioners on timely topics focused on the investment profession.

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Category:General -- posted at: 8:39am EDT

Michael Finke, professor and director of retirement planning at Texas Tech University, discusses a number of new trends in longevity and why this is such an important part of retirement planning. He also reviews what the research tells us about what makes retirees happy and talks about the implications of cognitive decline on wealth and well-being.

The Take 15 Series is a series of short interviews with leading practitioners on timely topics focused on the investment profession.

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Category:General -- posted at: 11:29am EDT

Jim Walker, a leading economist and Founder of Asianomics Group Limited, evaluates the global economy from the perspective of investors with a focus on Asia and emerging markets.

 

The Take 15 Series is a series of short interviews with leading practitioners on timely topics focused on the investment profession.    

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Category:General -- posted at: 2:47am EDT

Abdulaziz B. Al Loughani explains the role of the state in development of small and medium size enterprises in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

The Take 15 Series is a series of short interviews with leading practitioners on timely topics focused on the investment profession.

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Category:General -- posted at: 6:22am EDT

Nouriel Roubini explains why six years after the global financial crisis, reality has continued to defy the expectations from unconventional monetary policies, with neither a robust global economic recovery nor fears of hyperinflation being realized. He also shares his views on potential causes of economic inequality and going forward, what could be a better set of policies.  

The Take 15 Series is a series of short interviews with leading practitioners on timely topics focused on the investment profession.

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Category:General -- posted at: 7:21am EDT

Kim Shannon, CFA, president and chief investment officer at Sionna Investment Managers and an experienced value investor, discusses the lessons she learned in starting her own asset management firm, as well as the need for greater gender diversity in corporate governance. Shannon also shares insights on the discipline of value investing and the principal challenges facing investors today.

 

The Take 15 Series is a series of short interviews with leading practitioners on timely topics focused on the investment profession.

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Category:General -- posted at: 6:56am EDT

Laura Rittenhouse, CEO of Rittenhouse Rankings, conducts annual benchmark surveys of corporate communications, and has identified a link between the authenticity and transparency of executive communications and a firm's stock price performance. Rittenhouse explains how investors can detect a lack of candor on the part of a firm's CEO.

 

The Take 15 Series is a series of short interviews with leading practitioners on timely topics focused on the investment profession.

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Category:General -- posted at: 4:37am EDT

Founder and CEO of the Climate Bonds Initiative, Sean Kidney, provides a primer about climate bonds. This includes: what they are; how they are helping change the climate story in investing; and what the future of the business might be.

 

The Take 15 Series is a series of short interviews with leading practitioners on timely topics focused on the investment profession.

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Category:General -- posted at: 10:19am EDT

Elroy Dimson discusses his research on John Maynard Keynes, collectables, and indices, and draws out some investment lessons from the past.

 

 

The Take 15 Series is a series of short interviews with leading practitioners on timely topics focused on the investment profession.

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Category:General -- posted at: 5:40am EDT

Rob Arnott discusses the many demographic headwinds confronted by the global economy and how they explain much of the post-Great Recession economic malaise.

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Category:General -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

Jerome Booth argues that 80% of financial theory is not fit for purpose and describes how investors in the developed world cannot afford to ignore emerging markets. Proper asset allocation requires a strategic view about macro-economic forces, like funds flows, and geopolitical factors rather than traditional optimization models.

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Category:General -- posted at: 11:58am EDT

There has been significant wealth accumulation in Asia in recent years. Vineet Vohra, CFA, of HSBC discusses trends and developments that are taking place across the region, including asset allocation, fees, and ETFs.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT

John P. Meier, CFA, discusses the newly released Guidance Statement on the Applicability of the GIPS Standards for Asset Owners, including the reasons behind issuing the guidance statement and how claiming compliance with the GIPS standards can benefit these asset owners.

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Ann Putallaz provides an update on the pooled funds guidance project, highlighting key issues for consideration during the guidance drafting process and discusses why such guidance is needed in the industry.
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Justin Wolfers challenges the prevailing view that there is a limit to the happiness that money can buy.

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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Thomas R. Schneeweis questions the relevancy of modern portfolio theory and addresses common misconceptions associated with alternative investments.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Dr. Katsunari Yamaguchi, CFA, president of Ibbotson Associates, Japan, has developed a new approach to estimating the equity risk premium that conveniently addresses its variations over time.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

We live in an era where we are deluged with data, what many refer to as the ‘era of big data’.
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Tomas Sedlacek examines the Old and New Testaments as well as ancient Greek and Roman myths that contain archetypal stories that he believes inform modern economic thinking.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Divya Narendra, CEO of SumZero, discusses the impact of online collaboration and crowdsourcing on the investment research process.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

The bond fund managed by Kathleen C. Gaffney, CFA, has an unconstrained mandate, allowing her to invest across asset classes and geographies. She discusses how she manages the risks inherent in investing in such a diverse mix of assets, as well as where she currently sees the most attractive investment opportunities.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Ron Rimkus, CFA, talks with Sheila C. Bair about her perspective on the financial crisis and the state of the financial system in 2014.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Paul Mills questions the conventional wisdom on debt.
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Professor Adrian R. Bell is an expert in financial history. Listen to him discuss the origins of finance, its Medieval evolution, and, compare and contrast ancient and modern finance.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Kishore Mahbubani explains why he believes that Asia will dominate the 21st century.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Bernard Krooks, founding partner of the law firm Littman Krooks LLP and Chair of its Elder Law and Special Needs Department, explains what long-term care is, how it can be covered, and why it’s important for clients to have an advance directive.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

William Reichenstein, CFA, explains the key concepts of tax-efficient investing and how it affects an investment decision. He also suggests easy adjustments that a wealth manager can make that would have a big impact on the client.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Kai A. Konrad, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, shares his views on the Eurozone including why Germany may not have the economic force necessary to save the Eurozone.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Dylan Grice, Director of Research at Edelweiss Holdings, explains the unintended consequences and implications of three decades of financial engineering by central bankers.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Scott M. Black explains his style of value investing, skills needed for success, what the future may hold for active management and tips on finding value in the art market.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Tendai Musikavanhu, CFA, shares his views on the obstacles to investing in Africa such as insufficient information, illiquid markets, limited investor protection, and a poor perception.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Thomas H. Atteberry, CFA, reveals solutions to some of the problems being faced by fixed income investors due to yield curve distortions caused by central banks.
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Globally recognized alternative investments expert discusses their importance for portfolio managers.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Cristina Daverio shares her insights into the risk associated with stress at work and what companies can do to help employees manage stress.
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CFA Institute Managing director Kurt Schacht, CFA, talks with Greenwich Roundtable President Stephen McMenamin on the current state of the hedge fund industry.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Leigh Drogen, founder and CEO of Estimize, explains how Estimize uses cutting edge technology to improve earnings estimates by ensuring the estimates are based on merit and not pedigree.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Steve Waygood explains European Commission's adoption of a proposal in April 2013 to enhance business transparency on environmental and social issues and the implications for long term investing.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Anthony Neoh, SC, former chief advisor to the China Securities Regulatory Commission and ex-chairman of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission, discusses the progress of financial sector reforms and capital market liberalizations in China.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Dr. Joseph P. H. Fan has spent many years studying, researching and consulting with family-controlled business groups in Asia.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Nobel Prize Winner Thomas J. Sargent discusses his views on model ambiguity and how uncertainty over the correct choice of distribution plays a big part in the pricing of risk.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Ng Kok Song, adviser and chair of global investments at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), discusses one of the most meaningful tools in his investment toolkit: meditation.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Michael Woodford, former president and CEO of Olympus Corporation, is interviewed about his whistleblowing activities while serving at Olympus Corporation.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Christopher Tan talks broadly about the wealth management industry in Singapore, including commission vs. fee-only advisors, establishing and maintaining trust with clients, and retirement planning.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Economist Dambisa Moyo discusses her views on the transformative role emerging markets are playing in the global economy.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

The Wall Street Journal's Jason Zweig interviews Duke University's Scott A. Huettel about the emerging field of neuroeconomics.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Jim Leech, president and chief executive officer at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, discusses the state of the pension fund industry.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Carl Richards explores the role that emotions play in financial decisions. He explains the so-called behavior gap -- the distance between what we should do and what we actually do when it comes to decisions involving money -- and discusses how financial advisers can become better advisers to their clients.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Dr. Ibrahim M. Turhan explains why and how Borsa Istanbul has demutualized and the implications for investors.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Professor Harry Hummels explains impact investing and shares his insights on how and why impact investing is similar to and different from traditional investing.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Cate Long provides an overview of the municipal bond market in terms of size and the primary holders of the debt.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Peter Zeihan shares his analysis of economic and political implications of the rise of shale gas production in North America.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Anil Gaba, Professor of Risk Management at INSEAD Business School, describes some of the challenges and solutions for investors of taking investment decisions under conditions of uncertainty.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Jim Coutré explains why supporting clients in their philanthropy can be a triple win, benefiting the client, the financial adviser’s practice, and society.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Jalil Tarif, secretary general at the Union for Arab Securities Authority, explains the challenges and opportunities facing the securities regulators in the Arab countries.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Dr. Bassem I. Awadallah provides expert commentary on some of the findings of CFA Institute survey of investment professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region which was done in Feb-Mar, 2013.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Robert Johnston addresses the prospects for the U.S. becoming a natural gas superpower, and the global geopolitical and investment implications of the U.S. shale energy boom.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Mr. Anthony Yau, who has been managing portfolios in the A-shares market for several years at State Street Global Advisors as senior portfolio manager and head of Asia emerging markets, discusses the issues and outlook of the domestic equity market in China.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Kent Osband offers that the mathematics of turbulence provides a mathematical framework for bridging modern portfolio theory’s rationalism with behavioral finance’s irrationalism.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Michael L. Mayo, CFA, discusses the state of corporate governance, whether he expects to see more shareholder activism, and how breaking up the mega-banks would unlock value for shareholders.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Jason Trennert of Strategas offers his sometimes contrarian outlook for equity markets while sharing insights on the European currency crisis and the prospects for inflation.
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Kamal Mustafa discusses how best to examine and understand bank credit quality.
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David Guin, a partner at Withers Bergman LLP, discusses the implications of the SEC’s new definition of family offices and explains what a good compliance policy should look like.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Dr. Adeel Malik explains why he thinks regional economic integration and a strong private sector are essential to address the economic challenges, such as youth unemployment, facing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Robert F. Bruner, Dean of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, discusses the evolution of the MBA program.
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Edward Mason shares his views on how the Church of England reflects its moral values in its investments as an institutional investor.
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Robert F. Bruner discusses the importance of financial crises. He focuses on the importance of studying past crises in order to better understand and mitigate future crises.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Satyajit Das, former banker and author of Traders, Guns, and Money, and Extreme Money, discusses and assesses India's recent reform efforts.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Jeremy J. Siegel asserts that historical asset class returns, the prospect for continued strength in corporate earnings, and current valuation levels all support the case for investment in equities.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Gus Sauter reflects on the merits of passive and active investing, while sharing his thoughts on financial industry innovation.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Sebastian Dovey explains the importance of a deeper understanding of the client, the implications of the digital revolution, the cross-cultural influences on client profile, and how these dynamics will shape the future of the wealth management industry.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Dr. Nkosana Moyo shares some of the longer term political-economic developments taking place in Africa and explains why he believes the perception of risks in Africa is worse than reality.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Campbell Harvey discusses the limitations of quantitative easing in today's macroeconomic environment. His analysis has implications for the role of commodities, specifically gold, in a diversified portfolio.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Joachim Klement examines the role of personal experiences in determining financial risk preferences among investors, and how this can help financial advisers.
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Nobel laureate Robert C. Merton challenges traditional models used by investors to measure sovereign and financial system credit risk, while proposing an alternative framework.
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Willis Sparks discussed whether we are likely to see more market-moving turmoil around the globe over the next decade and why geopolitics is increasingly becoming a factor in investment decisions.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Wolfgang Münchau discusses the current state of the Eurozone crisis and potential resolutions. He explains potential implications of a breakup and the costs and benefits to various countries across the region.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Lacy H. Hunt examines research that demonstrates how current levels of first world debt threaten to cause an economic catastrophe unless action is taken soon.
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Leo J. de Bever discusses ways of finding global investment opportunities in the current low yield environment.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Deborah A. Fuhr discusses the landscape and key trends in the global ETF/ETP industry as well as the recently implemented RQFII scheme in China and other developments in the Asia-Pacific markets, giving her views about the outlook for the ETF/ETP industry in the region.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

Dr. Peng Chen, CEO Asia (ex-Japan) at Dimensional Fund Advisors, a firm noted for its collaboration with Nobel laureates and top financial economists, discusses the latest development in investment portfolio management that deals with the key challenges that are once again highlighted by the global financial crisis.
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Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:00am EDT

With interest rates so low, and a Fed determined to keep them low for a prolonged period, does it make sense to allocate money to fixed income securities right now?
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John Linehan, CFA, describes his firm’s investment philosophy and the value of "constructive dissonance," and discusses why maintaining a global perspective is more important than ever.
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Michael Kitces discusses some of the key issues and trends for financial advisers, including the looming fiscal cliff and the potential for tax rates to rise significantly in the future.
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Sam Peters, CFA, discusses his firm’s free cash flow-based approach to valuation, and the challenges and opportunities in today’s stock market.
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Jeremy Bolland discusses the best practices for banks, brokerages, and research analysts for the production and dissemination of investment research, as well as the regulatory landscape in the Asia Pacific region.
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Marc Faber, editor of "The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report", speaks about his views on money printing, inflation, central banking, China, the Eurozone, and the Fed’s monetary policy.
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John R. Boatright discusses the ethical issues facing investment professionals in the investment industry and how to manage them.
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Chris Douvos of Venture Investment Associates speaks about the evolution of the venture capital industry.
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John P. Calamos, Sr., discusses the rise of the middle class in emerging markets and what investors in these markets should focus on.
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Learn ways that defined benefit funds can be modified to provide adequate benefits for employees and acceptable cost for employers.
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Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman discusses behavioral finance with Ashvin Chhabra, including what insight the discipline can lend to the global financial crisis and the direction of future research.
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Demonstrating proficiency in emotional intelligence is a critical skill set that is in demand across all roles in the investment industry. Why is this the case, are there challenges unique to investment professionals, and what practical steps can you take to develop this soft skill?
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Sebastian Mallaby makes the case that hedge funds are important providers of liquidity to financial markets and not a destabilizing threat to the financial system.
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Dr. Maria Hartwig, a deception and lying behavior expert, discusses the state of lie detection in finance. She also reviews important lie detection research and what the future holds for lie detection in finance.
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Dean A. Junkans, CFA, discusses the most interesting and most surprising results of a recent survey of 500 individual investors.
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Gary P. Brinson, CFA, discusses the impact that the Federal Reserve's prolonged low-rate environment is having on plan sponsors. He argues that we are observing Hayek's fatal conceit where a handful of people in the government imagine they can redesign markets and do better than markets themselves can.
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Dr. George Abed, Senior Counsellor and Director for Africa and Middle East at the IIF, discusses the economic and political transition taking place among the Arab countries around the Mediterranean and implications for the wider region.
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