Category Archives: Speakers

Building a Valued Service Culture in Investment Management

Dan Ariely set out to remind the 300 investment professionals at this year’s European Investment Conference of two simple facts: Read More

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Overcoming the Economic God Complex

How can economic forecasters improve when they have little incentive to do any better? Behavioral economist Tim Harford thinks financial professionals need help overcoming a God complex. Read More

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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

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4 Lessons from Iceland for Surviving a Financial Crisis

Halla Tomasdottir cofounded Audur Capital in the year before Iceland’s massive financial crisis. She credits the survival of her firm to four key values. Read More

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Where Should Analysts Look for Unique Insights? Beyond Company Management

James J. Valentine, CFA, says that three components must be combined to provide equity analysts with unique insight. Read More

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Registration Open: 2015 European Investment Conference

Registration is now open for the 2015 European Investment Conference, held in London on 26–27 November. Read More

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Shareholder Value Maximization: The World’s Dumbest Idea?

James Montier, a member of GMO’s asset allocation team, closes the 2014 European Investment Conference with the argument that shareholder value maximization is “a bad idea” and has contributed to major economic and social problems of short-termism and rising inequality. Read More

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Thinking Like Your Clients: Goals-Based Performance Analysis

At the 2014 European Investment Conference, Stephen Campisi, CFA, head of institutional thought leadership at US Trust, presented goals-based performance analysis as a radical departure from the usual attribution approach. Read More

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Are Currencies a Standalone Asset Class for Investors?

Tarun Ramadorai, professor of finance economics at the Saïd Business School, argues that currencies are increasingly seen as a standalone asset class for investors to consider as they build their portfolios. Read More

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Geopolitics and Economics: Markets and Analysts Must Connect the Dots

Geopolitical conflicts are connected to economic pressures, said Philippa Malmgren, president and founder of DRPM Group, at the 2014 European Investment Conference. However, Malmgren argued, financial analysts are largely unable to analyse this connection and financial markets fail to respond. Read More

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