Author Archives: Mark Harrison, CFAMark Harrison, CFA, was director of journal publications at CFA Institute, where he supported a suite of member publications, including the Financial Analysts Journal, In Practice summaries, and CFA Digest. He has more than 12 years of investment experience as a portfolio manager and securities analyst. Harrison is a graduate of the University of Oxford.
Antti Ilmanen Describes a Harsh Winter for Expected Returns
AQR’s Antti Ilmanen sees three distinct investing scenarios in the future: Slow pain, fast pain, or 2008 all over again. What are investors to do? Read More
Brexit Britain: Heading for a Variant of the Norwegian Model?
No country has ever left the European Union, and investment professionals are wondering whether the Brexit outcome will resemble a Norway model, a Swiss model, or something else entirely. Read More
Gleanings from Brexit: Recommended Links
A deeper understanding of the tensions that have driven ongoing clashes will be essential for investment professionals looking to adapt their approach to the global economy. Read More
The Middle Office Strikes Back
Spectacular advances in computer-processing power, visualization methodologies, and other innovative techniques are now eroding boundaries among risk, performance, and investment decision-making professionals. Read More
Navigating An Experimental Economic Environment
Our generation of investors must navigate an anemic global economy that was inconceivable only a few years ago, unmoved by zero interest rates and bursts of experimental monetary policy. Mark Harrison, CFA, has identified key presentations to help professionals chart a path forward. Read More
Lord Adair Turner: Solutions to the Real Estate Price Boom and Post-Crisis Recession
In his opening keynote address at the 2014 European Investment Conference, Lord Adair Turner, senior fellow at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, spoke about the shortcomings of “too big to fail” and inflation targeting. Read More
Systemic Risk: Is the Investment Profession Part of the Problem or Solution?
Opening the 2014 European Investment Conference, Robert W. Jenkins, FSIP, Adjunct Professor of Finance at London Business School asks if the investment profession is a source of systemic risk. Read More
Fresh Perspectives for European Investors: Currency, Asset Allocation, and Risk Management
Selections from CFA Institute Conference Proceedings for investment professionals ready to challenge their investment processes, practices, and mindsets. Read More
Robert Merton: A New Approach for Macrofinancial Risks
Nobel laureate Robert C. Merton challenged traditional models used by investors to measure sovereign and financial system credit risk and instead proposes an alternative framework. Read More
Europe’s Economy and the Way Forward
Economist Anatole Kaletsky downplays the real economic importance of Europe to the global economy and believes there is a chance that Germany might even leave the eurozone to ensure the euro’s survival as a currency. Read More