Author Archives: Ron Rimkus, CFA

Ron Rimkus, CFA, is Director of Economics & Alternative Assets at CFA Institute, where he writes about economics, monetary policy, currencies, global macro, behavioral finance, fixed income and alternative investments, such as gold and bitcoin (among other things). Previously, he served as SVP and Director of Large-cap Equity Products for BB&T Asset Management, where he led a team of research analysts, 300 regional portfolio managers, client service specialists, and marketing staff. He also served as a Senior Vice President and Lead Portfolio Manager of large-cap equity products at Mesirow Financial. Rimkus earned a BA degree in economics from Brown University and his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. Topical Expertise: Alternative Investments · Economics

One Year Later, Has the German Bubble Grown?

A look at the risks that have been building in advance of the Deutsche Bundesbank’s warning about property bubbles, and what they mean for the eurozone. Read More

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Joachim Klement: How Personal Experience Can Determine Risk Preferences

Joachim Klement, chief investment officer at Wellershoff & Partners Ltd., believes individual experiences affect risk preferences and argues that investors need to recognise and account for this in portfolio management. Read More

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Pankaj Ghemawat: Globalisation or Globaloney?

Professor Ghemawat of IESE Business School argues that most people overestimate the impact of globalisation, which he calls “globaloney”. Read More

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