CFA Society Chicago NewsBrief
Jun. 4, 2013

Chicago's Fast Fifty
Crain's Chicago Business
This year's Fast Fifty rundown includes some familiar names as well as some you may never have heard of. Required credentials: 2012 revenue of at least $20 million and no more than one year of declining revenue over the past five years.More

Diversify your portfolio, hunt for yield
CFA Chicago
Income seeking investors face a challenging investment environment as central banks around the world have driven interest rates down to record low levels. Some investors are reaching for less conventional asset classes or pursuing other strategies to enhance the yield on their portfolios.More

Know the risks, get the details on ETF investing
CFA Chicago
ETFs have brought a number of attractive features to investors, including lower costs, tax efficiency and convenience, among others. These and other positive attributes have contributed to the rapid growth of ETFs over the last decade to in excess of $1.4 trillion currently. But what are the risks of investing with ETFs?More

Distinguished Speaker Series: André Perold
CFA Chicago
André Perold is the retired George Gund Professor of Finance and Banking at the Harvard Business School. He is also co-founder, managing partner and chief investment officer of HighVista Strategies.More

Altman: Credit markets reminiscent of 2006, 2007
CFA Institute's Enterprising Investor
"I see many similarities to 2006 and 2007 in the credit markets today," Edward I. Altman, professor at the Stern School of Business at New York University, said when speaking recently at the 2013 Asset and Risk Allocation conference in New York. More

3 lean startups are putting a new spin on collaborative work with shared owners
Chicago Grid
Three lean and fast-growing startups have set up headquarters in the same West Loop building, and they're putting a new spin on collaborative work: They share owners. Some of the firm's principals own stakes in all three companies.More

Chicagoans make list of 100 fastest-growing urban businesses
Chicago Grid
Eleven Chicago companies, ranging from a transportation logistics firm to an environmental health software seller, made this year's Inner City 100, a ranking of the fastest-growing companies...More

Distinguished Speaker Series: André Perold
CFA Chicago
André Perold is the retired George Gund Professor of Finance and Banking at the Harvard Business School.More

Know the risks, get the details on ETF investing
CFA Chicago
TFs have brought a number of attractive features to investors, including lower costs, tax efficiency and convenience, among others.More

Short-duration bond ETFs to consider
ETF Trends
Stocks flailed to end the month of May and chatter is increasing that rising interest rates could put a damper on what has been an impressive rally in U.S. equities. There is evidence to support the notion that interest rates are on the upswing. The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys hit 2.17 percent before moving as high as 2.23 percent.More

11 reasons why it's better to get a CFA than an MBA
Business Insider
Once bankers reach a certain age and want to be true bosses in their own right, they often ask themselves — should I get my CFA or my MBA? It's a great question. While the MBA offers variety and camaraderie, the CFA offers precision and rigor.More

15 percent rise in 30-year US bond yields in 1 month
ETF Daily News
The recent decline in U.S. bond prices and the increase in yields have gotten a significant amount of attention. Some are saying the bond market is going to see a severe downturn ahead, while others are calling it a buying opportunity. Should investors jump in and short the bonds? Or should they buy even more?More