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Moody's blues: A closer look at Chicago's dire fiscal future
Chicago Tribune
Chicagoans, pay close attention to a new warning from Moody's Investors Service: The city must solve the crisis devouring its public employee pension funds, but even if it does, there's extremely rough going ahead. "In our opinion, the pursuit of bankruptcy is not on the near-term horizon for Chicago," Moody's offered Friday in an eight-page jeremiad. "If Chicago's pension funds continue toward insolvency, however, our opinion may change."
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Next-level LinkedIn strategies
CFA Chicago
The highly professional context of the LinkedIn platform presents those at every stage of their career with unprecedented opportunities for developing a strong personal brand, researching target companies, and connecting with the right people. How you represent yourself in your LinkedIn profile, communicate your value to your LinkedIn network, and apply information gleaned from the LinkedIn site will drive your real world outcomes.
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Managing talent and compensation in the new era
CFA Chicago
Jim Ware, CFA, and Michael Falk, CFA, of Focus Consulting Group will present on their new white paper, "Investment Challenges: Remaining Relevant through Compelling Value." FCG has combined its insights from the past few impactful industry years into a new report that highlights industry challenges and strategic responses.
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They're raising the price of the free lunch with Tad Rivelle
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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Is your portfolio ready for an invasion of disruptive technologies?
CFA Institute's Enterprising Investor
Something amazing this way comes. An invasion fleet of perennial “next big things” that have disappointed futurists (for decades in some cases) and provided ammunition for skeptics is finally set to arrive. Artificial intelligence, robots, biotech, and several other world changers are about to create entire new growth-stock ecosystems while disrupting a range of established industries — not someday, not maybe, but definitely, and starting now.
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Smart money
The New York Times
In 2012, The Economist published a 14-page special report on financial innovation entitled “Playing With Fire.” It opened with the line “Financial innovation has a dreadful image these days.” The goal: rehabilitate that image. The report’s author, Andrew Palmer, then the magazine’s finance editor, attempted to shift focus away from the infamous subprime mortgage bets that nearly brought down the financial system.
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JD Gershbein's absolutes of LinkedIn
The Wisdom Zone
LinkedIn achievement is tied to performance. Performance on the site describes the ability to efficiently execute on several key communication strategies that enable business growth or career development. LinkedIn achievers are learners, goal-oriented, and have high levels of cognitive stamina. My approach to LinkedIn is steeped in best practices, those which have become convention and been shown to drive superior results.
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US jobs gain, lifting Wall Street futures and dollar
The Fiscal Times
A rebound in U.S. jobs numbers lifted U.S. stock futures, boosted the dollar against the euro and helped European shares consolidate their biggest daily gain since January on Friday. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 223,000, just below the 224,000 that economists polled by Reuters had expected. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent in April, near a seven-year low, indicating a pickup in growth that may lead the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.
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Tribune Publishing agrees to buy San Diego paper
Crain's Chicago Business
Tribune Publishing plans to purchase the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper company for $85 million, expanding its reach in Southern California beyond its ownership of the Los Angeles Times. In acquiring the company, called MLIM, Tribune Publishing also will take ownership of nine community weeklies, including the Burbank Leader and Coastline Pilot, plus the papers' related digital outlets, Tribune Publishing said in a statement.
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Yelp explores sale — but what does that mean for Chicago?
Bloomberg via Crain's Chicago Business
Yelp Inc. shares surged 13 percent after the Wall Street Journal reported the online-review website is exploring a sale. The company, which provides local user reviews of everything from restaurants to hairdressers, is working with investment bankers and has been in touch with potential buyers, the paper said.
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State of Illinios, Chicago battle over financial issues
The Associated Press via KOLO-TV
Gov. Bruce Rauner says the state of Illinois can't afford to bail Chicago out of its financial problems. The Republican governor delivered a rare speech to the Chicago City Council on Wednesday. He said the city's agenda for fixing its fiscal issues cannot be separate from the state's own reform efforts. He says it will require shared sacrifice and asked council members to work with him. He did not offer specific details.
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Trading in your financial adviser for a robo-adviser?
Bankrate
If you're someone who likes everything in your life to be automated, you may want to consider automated investing services, also known as robo-advisers. You invest through these services' websites. First you answer a few questions related to your age, investment goals, risk tolerance and current wealth. For example, Wealthfront, the largest in a crop of automated-investment startups with $2.25 billion of assets under management, asks six questions.
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Long-duration streak holds on for 3rd straight quarter
Pensions & Investments
Once again long-duration bond strategies accounted for all 10 of the top-performing domestic fixed-income strategies for the year ended March 31, according to Morningstar Inc.'s separate account/collective investment trust database. It is the third consecutive quarter in which long duration has accounted for all of the top-10 strategies, and the fourth straight quarter in which long duration has been the highest-performing fixed-income category.
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Financial records: What to keep, what to toss (Reuters)

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