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The CFA Is a Scam

Lewis Krell | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Lewis Krell

This coming Saturday, well over 100,000 hopeful and aspiring financiers will sit down in desks all across the world and attempt to pass one of the three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam.

Sex, Drugs, and No Control: The Wild Ways of Banks Continues

Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster

How will investors be protected going forward? If history is any indication of the future, banks at times are free to do exactly as they please--as long as they pay to play. Clients deserve far better than illegal, unethical, and egregious behavior from "trusted" banking institutions.

Why Asset Management Traditionalists Are Missing Out by Not Prioritizing ESG/SRI/Impact Investing

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Julie Fox Gorte

Until recently, sustainable investing has been regarded, at least in North America, as a niche investment strategy. Mainstream asset managers were often skeptical of it, primarily for perceived performance reasons.

P2P Lending Is Dead

Jorge Newbery | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Jorge Newbery

First, disco bit the dust. Then, punk rock keeled over. Now, peer-to-peer lending has been annihilated. Who murdered P2P? Wall Street.

Why Do You Care What the Market Did Today?

Ken Weber | Posted 02.27.2015 | Business
Ken Weber

Unless you're in the investment business, you don't need to know how the market is doing every business day. It's better to take a long-term view of all of your investments -- or enlist the services of a respected registered investment advisor to manage your money.

Big Banks Must Dare to Think the Unthinkable

Spiros Margaris | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Spiros Margaris

My proposal is a business model for big banks that will ensure a truly independent and conflict-free asset management, free from the influence of the bank's House View.

Dividing Property, Uniting Family: A CEO's Approach to Managing Post-Funeral Chaos

Kevin Meany | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin Meany

My rationale for this exercise was originally motivated by fear, a fear of 22 of us rummaging through my mom's house grabbing things, squabbling over items, etc. But, in reality, there was nothing to worry about. Dividing Mom's property wasn't messy. It was memorable -- in a good way.

A New Science of Pension Fund Management

Steve Currall | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Steve Currall

We urge other public pension funds to bring scientific research to bear on these questions. Like any other investor, these funds should invite, rather than resist, impartial scrutiny of their strategy

How Do Governments Invest

Efraim Chalamish | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Efraim Chalamish

We have come a long way since sovereign wealth funds' controversial investments in distressed financial and infrastructure companies in the U.S. and Europe. Indeed, their investment behavior has changed in recent years and new trends are emerging.

Do Hedge Funds Care? Yes, They Really Do!

April Rudin | Posted 05.17.2013 | Impact
April Rudin

Who better than professional money managers to raise and invest funds while applying the skills that make them successful in their day jobs to philanthropic initiatives?

The Financial Industry's Zombie Problem

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are looking at so-called zombie funds where money managers continue to get paid from investors even t...

UBS To Cut 3,500 Jobs

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

GENEVA -- Swiss bank UBS AG said Tuesday it is cutting 3,500 jobs worldwide as part of an effort to save 2 billion Swiss francs ($2.5 billion) annuall...

Insider Trading Probe Offers New Chance to Curb Hedge Fund Power

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Callahan

It is never good to hear that large financial players may have broken the law, and the huge insider trading investigation unfolding on Wall Street is deeply troubling. But the upside to the probe is that it offers a chance to curb the outsized power of hedge funds.

William Alden

1 In 8 Investment Dollars Put To 'Socially Responsible' Use, Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For America's money managers, it's becoming less fashionable to focus solely on returns. According to a new report from the Social Investment Forum Fo...

Paulson Drops 6.9% As Hedge Funds Post BIGGEST Losses Since Lehman

bloomberg.com | Katherine Burton and Saijel Kishan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hedge funds lost an average of 2.7 percent through May 27, according to the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index, as the sovereign debt crisis in Europe trig...

Kohlberg Kravis IPO: If It Happens, It'll Be A More Diversified Firm

DealBook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts on Monday said it had hired William Sonneborn to further develop its asset management business, in a move that The Financial T...