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CFA Chicago knows you want to be the best in the financial field, and the best way to stay on top is to stay informed. With this in mind, we are proud to announce the CFA Society Chicago NewsBrief, an informative e-news brief that delivers the most relevant content to your inbox every Tuesday!

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Member input on single fiduciary duty for investment advice
CFA Chicago
The issue of creating a uniform fiduciary standard of conduct for investment advisers and broker-dealers has been hotly debated in recent years. The issue remains unresolved despite directives by the Dodd-Frank Act to review the issue, SEC studies, and reports to Congress.
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Distressed investing, distressed financial modeling with Wall Street training
CFA Chicago
Learn how to analyze and value distressed companies and securities undergoing restructuring or bankruptcy process. First, appreciate and understand the historical perspective and context of the distressed market.
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Can technical analysis boost portfolio returns?
CFA Institute
A recent white paper authored by David Smith, Christophe Faugère, and Ying Wang, titled, "Head and Shoulders above the Rest? The Performance of Institutional Portfolio Managers who Use Technical Analysis," may help to change the way technical analysis is thought of in the world of asset management.
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CFA Chicago Speaker Charles Evans: Fed likely to need to maintain bond buys to end of year
Reuters
The U.S. Federal Reserve would do best to keep buying assets at its current $85-billion-a-month pace until the jobs market is on firmer ground, a point that probably won't be reached until the end of the year, a top Fed Charles Evans said.
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Sachs and Wilson have a plan for Akoo
Crain's Chicago Business
Akoo International Inc. hasn't died after all. The company, which amassed a network of video monitors in shopping malls before going into receivership in January, is being run by a company now controlled by two Chicago investors who made their first fortunes in financial markets — former hedge-fund operator Gregory Sachs and options trader Don Wilson Jr.
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Biggest muni ETF trades at longest discount since '11
Bloomberg
The largest exchange-traded fund tracking the $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal-bond market is selling for a discount to its underlying assets for the longest stretch since 2011 as investors pull the most cash from muni mutual funds in three months.
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Republic Bank of Chicago among largest Fed borrowers
Reuters
Republic Bank of Chicago and Danversbank were among the largest borrowers from the Federal Reserve's emergency lending program in early 2011, according to data released.
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Crain's best places to work 2013
Crain's Chicago Business
Which workplaces do Chicagoans love most? With the help of Buck Consultants, a New York human resources specialist, Crain's identifies the Top 20 and lays out the array of motivating perks and feel-good benefits that help these organizations attract and retain top talent.
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Manufacturing data pulls back Wall Street from record highs
Reuters via Chicago Tribune
Stocks declined after weaker-than-expected manufacturing data gave investors reason to book profits after both the Dow and S&P 500 set record closing highs in the prior session.
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Public pension funds face scrutiny from accounting updates
Pensions & Investments
Not only do new financial reporting rules from the Governmental Accounting Standards Board start going into effect this June, but Moody's Investors Service Inc. is implementing — starting this month — a new set of calculations that puts pension debt front and center in rating state and local governments.
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