Portfolio Construction Forum | 03 December 2021
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Forum Fodder | Friday 03 December 2021
“The Fed has completely abandoned its constitutional mandate to stop inflation on Main Street.” – Dr Woody Brock, SED in an interview with Bob Huebscher for Portfolio Construction Forum, 13 November 2021
All the best for another week’s continuing education!
P.S. Mark Your Diary! Portfolio Construction Forum Markets Summit 2022 - The best offense is a great defense! Wednesday 23 Feb 2022. Join us in our live studio, at a live site or via livestream. Registration opens next week.
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Can the Fed overcome its transitory policy mistake?
Key officials at the US Federal Reserve have finally acknowledged that they mischaracterised an inflationary surge that has proven larger and more persistent than they expected. The Fed must now follow up by doing two things quickly.
Mohamed El-Erian, Allianz | Read
Philosophy | Markets| Investing
SDGs are the framework for holistic sustainable investing
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are vitally important to building a better world for all humanity. Using an SDG framework reduces portfolio risk while making a positive SDG impact.
Erik Keller, Robeco | Read, Watch, Listen
Philosophy | Strategies | Investing | As seen at Strategies Conference 2021
Private debt is not an alternative
Private debt essential to modern investment portfolios. If the end objective is an attractive risk-adjusted return, then private debt is the means to get there.
Andrew Lockhart, Metrics Credit Partners | 0.50 CE | Watch, Listen
Finology | As seen at Finology Summit 2021
Finology benchmarking matters
Knowledge and proficiency in behavioural finance and investor psychology - finology - is developing ever better relationships with clients to help them achieve their goals. Benchmarking your current finology proficiency matters!
Rob Hamshar, Portfolio Construction Forum | 0.75 CE | Read, Watch, Listen
Philosophy | Strategies | Finology | As seen at Finology Summit 2021
A reductive macro-economic framework can manage biases
When markets are exuberant, it is difficult to see - let alone act - against the hubris. When markets are down in the dumps, it is difficult to see past the misery. A reductive macro-economic framework may help.
Joseph Lai, Ox Capital Management | 0.50 CE | Read, Watch, Listen
Very disappointing article
The groupthink in finance and economics globally was for too long that inflation was “transitory”. For goodness sake, inflation was staring us in the face as soon as toilet rolls started flying off the shelves in March last year…
Jonathan Young, Professional Wealth Services | Read
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Finology | Invitation to investment advisers
Complimentary self-assessment to benchmark your Client Care & Practice knowledge and skills
FASEA requires that financial advisers continually improve their client care and practice knowledge and skills - doing so makes obvious business sense, as well. Our new Finology Benchmarking Indices (FBI) self assessment tool helps you benchmark your investing biases, beliefs and behaviours versus peers, to further empower your “client care and practice” knowledge and skills. It’s complimentary to our members who give investment advice, while we continue to develop it.
Portfolio Construction Forum | 0.50 CE | Take the FBI self-assessment
UPCOMING LIVE CE…
Markets Summit 2022 “The best offense is a great defense!”
AEDT Wed 23 Feb 2022
Established in 2009, Markets Summit is THE investment markets scene setter of the year. The one-day program features 20+ leading investment thinkers - geopolitical specialists, economists, market/asset class experts, and investment strategists - from around the world, offering their best high conviction ideas on the drivers of and outlook for the markets (on a three- to five-year view) in the context of the theme - and the implications for portfolios.
Join us at our live studio, a live-site, or via livestream | 7-11 CE | Mark Your Diary! 23 Feb 2022
Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®)
Stand for More in 2022! Are you involved in any aspect of constructing multi-manager portfolios?
CIMA certification is the peak, international technical portfolio construction certification program designed for investment management analysts – that is, those involved in any aspect of constructing multi-manager portfolios, whether practitioner or advocate. Stand For More - more knowledge, skill and expertise - with CIMA certification.
Enrolment is now open for the 2022 intake | Find out more and enrol
RECENT ON-DEMAND CE…
Strategies | Investing | As seen at Strategies Conference 2021
Research Roundtable: Challenging investment strategies is the means to the end
Portfolio construction practitioners have access to a broader array of investment research, strategies and tools than ever before - yet obstacles to meeting clients’ long-term financial goals are equally numerous.
David Wright, Kyle Lidbury, Michael Furey, Sonia Bluzmanis | 1.00 CE | Watch, Listen
Finology | As seen at Finology Summit 2021
Active trust building is ethical
Trust is the product of two judgements clients make about us - our competence nad our benevolence. So trust could, at least partly, be won without being earned. So is it ethical to try?
Herman Brodie, Prospecta | 0.75 CE | Watch, Listen
Strategies | As seen at Strategies Conference 2021
The answer for retirees is not the risk-return ratio
In retirement, investors seek to convert their savings into a sustainable salary replacement with access to growing capital. The metric for success must also shift to accommodate these trade-offs.
Paddy McCrudden, Magellan Asset Management | 0.50 CE | Watch, Listen
Why Jerome Powell must go
US President Joe Biden faces a critical decision - whom to appoint as chair of the Federal Reserve, arguably the most powerful position in the global economy. He doesn’t have to look far to find someone who has already shown her mettle.
Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University | 2 comments | Read
Finology | As seen at Strategies Conference 2021
Finology Roundtable: Growing a finology mindset is a means to a better end
Practitioner education focuses heavily on developing technical investment skills, often to the detriment of knowledge and skills that enable better engagement and understanding of the most important aspect of any portfolio – the client!
Rob Hamshar, Paul Moran, Pauline Ramsay | 1.00 CE | Read, Watch, Listen
Philosophy | Strategies | As seen at Strategies Conference 2021
Wealth for the future requires climate aligned portfolios today
There is no point in building wealth for the future if that future is one of frequent and catastrophic climate events that undermine our way of life.
Chris Iggo, AXA Investment Managers | 0.50 CE | Watch, Listen
Investing | Finology | As seen at Finology Summit 2021
Fossil fuel-burning utilities will benefit from a greener world
Investors are concerned about investing in assets with exposure to carbon emissions. However, regulated electric utilities will be a significant beneficiary in a greener world.
Ben McVicar, Magellan Asset Management | 0.50 CE | Watch, Listen
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