Author Archives: Usman Hayat, CFA

Usman Hayat, CFA, writes about sustainable, responsible, and impact investing and Islamic finance. He is the lead author of "Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues in Investing: A Guide for Investment Professionals;" the literature review, "Islamic Finance: Ethics, Concepts, Practice;" and the research report "Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing and Islamic Finance: Similarities and Differences." He is interested in online learning and has directed three e-courses for CFA Institute: "ESG-100," "Islamic Finance Quiz," and "Residual Income Equity Valuation." The other topics he writes about are macroeconomics and behavioral finance. He has experience working in securities regulation and as an independent consultant. His qualifications include the CFA charter, the FRM designation, an MBA, and an MA in development economics. He has served as a content director at CFA Institute. He is a former executive director at the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and former CEO of the Audit Oversight Board (Pakistan). His personal interests include reading and hiking.

“Miracle of Africa” Stands in Sharp Contrast to Europe and U.S.

The continent is benefitting from favorable demographics and an upward secular trend in commodity prices, says Clifford D. Mpare, the Executive Chairman and CEO of Frontline Capital Advisors Limited. Read More

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Livestream: Crisis and Consequences — The Way Forward for the Eurozone

Watch the Financial Times’ Wolfgang Münchau live at the CFA Institute European Investment Conference today beginning at 16:45 CET / 11:45am EDT. Read More

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New Survey: CFA Institute Members in Europe Weigh In On Eurozone Crisis

A poll of members in Europe captures investment practitioners’ perspectives on the threats to the single currency Read More

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Livestream: Are We Now Looking at the Face of Another Depression?

Watch the former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund live at the CFA Institute European Investment Conference beginning at 9:05am CET. Read More

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