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Hedge Funds

High frequency trading is low impact

The harms done by high frequency traders are outweighed by the benefits of historically low trading costs, a CFA Institute study has shown. Dr Svi Rosov, an analyst in the capital markets policy group at the CFA Institute, analysed trading and quote data from 150 large- and small-cap stocks from the US, UK and France […]
Investment Strategy

Simple steps to increase gender diversity

Changing the way in which job adverts are written and requiring search firms to include relevant female candidates have been recommended to increase gender diversity in the investment industry. Heather Brilliant, CFA board member and chief executive of Morningstar Australia, told attendees at the CFA Societies’ Australia Investment Conference in Sydney, that single sex investment […]
Post-Retirement

A global call for more equitable tax breaks in super

A wake-up call for governments worldwide on the need to tackle a looming shortfall in retirement savings has been made by the Global CFA Institute. Using research taken from the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index, a CFA report entitled An Ideal Retirement System calls for a more sustainable and equitable distribution of tax breaks as […]
Hedge Funds

Is a Hippocratic oath for fund managers required?

Restoring trust in the funds management industry, through improved personal integrity, is mutually beneficial to the end investor and to funds management firms, a panel of industry participants said at a CFA Society lunch yesterday, launching the “Putting the Investor First” week. http://www.cfainstitute.org/learning/future/getinvolved/Pages/community.aspx Investor First Week is part of CFA Institute’s global Future of Finance […]