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These are articles written by professionals for investment professionals. They are contributions from external subject matter experts who do not work for CFA Institute, but may be a CFA charterholder as well as a member of a CFA Society. All are experts in their field and strive to deliver useful insights that help investment professionals make better decisions.

2019 Articles

What are the three mindsets of the best investing teams?
What are the three mindsets of the best investing teams?
Which mindsets correlate with investment success? The overarching answer — psychological safety — may be surprising. The investment profession tends [...]
October 16, 2019
Rising Risk (Part II): Tech bubble take two
Rising Risk (Part II): Tech bubble take two
In this second instalment of a two-part article, Sebastien Canderle says many tech start-ups are deploying a bagful of tricks [...]
October 9, 2019
Rising Risk (Part I): Accounting shenanigans and alternative investments
Rising Risk (Part I): Accounting shenanigans and alternative investments
In this first instalment of a two-part piece, Sebastien Canderle says PE fund managers are getting creative with their accounting [...]
October 2, 2019
Technology fuels increasingly mobile future for investment professionals
Technology fuels increasingly mobile future for investment professionals
CFA Institute report finds that nearly half of investment professionals expect their roles to substantially change within the next decade.
June 18, 2019
Fintech expert: London needs its own digital currency
Fintech expert: London needs its own digital currency
By Ian Hall (City AM, for CFA Institute) Powerhouse cities such as London should have their own digital currencies, according to [...]
May 29, 2019
The robots are coming – and they’re (potentially) after your job
The robots are coming – and they’re (potentially) after your job
By Ian Hall (City AM, for the CFA Institute) ‘You want your robot to be smarter than the other team’s [...]
May 22, 2019
Cybersecurity: why you’re right to be cautious
Cybersecurity: why you’re right to be cautious
By Ian Hall (City AM, for the CFA Institute) The threat of cybersecurity and data-privacy attacks is under-estimated and growing, [...]
May 13, 2019
What role does the state play in corporate governance?
What role does the state play in corporate governance?
What do the recent corporate governance scandals involving the Italian oil company Eni, the Franco-Japanese auto alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, and the [...]
April 29, 2019
Investing in firms that ‘do good’: too good to be true?
Investing in firms that ‘do good’: too good to be true?
BlackRock is aggressively launching products with high environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ratings. The New York City-headquartered global investment management [...]
March 12, 2019
Why ‘Continual Learning’ is ready to disrupt investment
Why ‘Continual Learning’ is ready to disrupt investment
‘The only source of knowledge is experience’ – this quote, attributed to Albert Einstein, could be used to frustrate ambitious [...]
February 19, 2019
What do you want to know about big data & AI in investment management?
What do you want to know about big data & AI in investment management?
A technological advance can impact — even transform — the global economy let alone a particular sector. The steam engine [...]
February 7, 2019
Changing industry, changing skill-set
Changing industry, changing skill-set
In the 1990s, the skill-set required by asset management professionals was vastly different. The investment universe consisted primarily of equities [...]
January 25, 2019