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Chicago: A model city for bridging the financial education gap
Pensions & Investments
Financial education for our nation's youngest residents means much more than understanding the basic concepts of dollars and cents. As some defined benefit plans are increasingly being replaced, we have seen many hardworking men and women become their own portfolio managers. These days, financial education means empowerment and opportunity, entrepreneurship and a brighter economic future for all Americans.
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This week: Distinguished Speaker Series with Don Yacktman
CFA Chicago
The basic premise of the free enterprise system is to have an efficient allocation of capital to benefit society. Yacktman will present a systematic, objective approach to analyzing investments that generate cash and how this process interacts with our dual objectives of both protecting and growing capital over a long period of time.
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They're raising the price of the free lunch!
CFA Chicago
Tad Rivelle will present, "Hey! They’re Raising the Price of the Free Lunch!" at the Distinguished Speaker Series in May. Tad Rivelle is Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, overseeing some $130 billion in fixed income assets, including over $80 billion of mutual fund assets under the TCW and MetWest Funds brand.
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Emerging opportunities in Latin America
CFA Chicago
Latin America represents an increasingly important economic region in the world. By 2020, the IMF predicts that Brazil and Mexico will rank among the top 10 GDP countries globally. The abundance of natural resources, growing and more educated populations with rising incomes, and capital market reforms in several countries, create potentially fertile areas for long-term investing opportunities.
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The outlook for Spain and the eurozone
CFA Institute's Enterprising Investor
Jose Ramon Iturriaga is one of the top fund managers in Spain. He oversees three long-only funds for Abante Asesores, a firm he joined in 2005. Prior to his tenure at Abante Asesores, he was CIO of Gesbankinter. Two of the funds he now manages — Okavango Delta and Spanish Opportunities — are clones of one another, though the latter is domiciled in Luxembourg.
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Citadel trader who lost $1B in 2014 resigns
Bloomberg
Derek Kaufman, global head of fixed income at Citadel LLC, is leaving the hedge fund firm after losing $1 billion last year in a variety of trades, according to a person familiar with the matter. Kaufman, 40, resigned two weeks ago and his portion of the portfolio has been liquidated, said Katie Spring, a spokeswoman for the Chicago-based firm founded by Ken Griffin.
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How Chicago would gain from Nokia's sale of the former Navteq
Crain's Chicago Business
The business formerly known as Navteq is back on the auction block, and that could be a plus for Chicago, though not all of its employees around the world. The digital-mapping company is one of the city's largest tech companies, with some 1,300 employees in the West Loop, but it's not nearly as well-known as Motorola, Groupon or GrubHub.
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Former Fed Chief Ben Bernanke gets his 1st job in finance
FoxBusiness
Wonder if he had to submit a resume? Fifteen months after turning over the reins of the Federal Reserve to his successor Janet Yellen, former Fed Chief Ben Bernanke has taken an advisory role with Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel founded by billionaire Ken Griffin. It’s Bernanke’s first job in finance after years of public service and decades as an academic.
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CPS' $228M time bomb: A watchdogs investigation
Chicago Sun-Times
Even as it confronts a federal investigation that’s embroiled its chief executive, Chicago’s public school system is facing the prospect of having to make payments to four financial institutions that would largely wipe out its cash reserves. And they could demand those payments with just 48 hours’ notice, records examined by the Chicago Sun-Times show.
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Emanuel, allies spent at least $22.8M to win
Chicago Tribune
Rahm Emanuel and a supportive political action committee spent more than $22.8 million in the preliminary and runoff elections en route to the mayor winning a second term, new campaign finance reports show. By contrast, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and his union allies spent at least $4.6 million, far behind Emanuel, who collected 56 percent of the vote last week.
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Who's Chicago's highest-paid biz bank chief?
Crain's Chicago Business
MB Financial CEO Mitchell Feiger has reclaimed the mantle of highest-paid locally based commercial bank chief. Feiger's 2014 compensation totaled $3.6 million, up 24 percent from $2.9 million in 2013. The increase was due largely to MB Financial's completion last year of its $680 million acquisition of the parent of Cole Taylor Bank.
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Global finance leaders see economy strengthening
The Associated Press via WFLD-TV
Financial officials from the world's major economies welcomed modest improvements in the global economy while side-stepping fears rattling global financial markets that Greece will default on its bailout loans. The officials from the group of 20 issued a joint communique that pledged greater efforts to boost confidence and reduce economic vulnerabilities.
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Tad Rivelle buys 10,079 shares of stock
WKRB News
TCW Strategic Income Fund portfolio manager Tad Rivelle bought 10,079 shares of the company’s stock on the open market. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.39 per share, for a total transaction of $54,325.81.
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Chilean finance minister: Reforms are not weighing on investment
Reuters
Chilean Finance Minister Alberto Arenas denied that uncertainty over his government's economic reform agenda was contributing to a sharp drop in investment in the copper-producing country. Gross fixed capital investment in Chile plunged 6 percent last year, part of a larger trend in Latin America brought on by falling commodity prices.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Why do we still have a retirement crisis? (CFA Institute's Enterprising Investor)
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Balance fairness in solving Chicago's financial crisis (Chicago Sun-Times)
Financial strategies to cover an early or unexpected retirement (Chicago Tribune)
Hey! They're raising the price of the free lunch! (CFA Chicago)

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