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Bernanke: Fed monitoring 'reaching for yield'
The Wall Strete Journal
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke recently said the U.S. central bank was monitoring for signs of excessive risk-taking, such as “reaching for yield,” given low interest rates.
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Lunch with Charles Evans — Chicago Fed — in person or live webcast
CFA Chicago
Listen as Charles L. Evans, the ninth president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago as he gives his perspectives on the current state of the economy. For those interested at this inside looks, be sure to register here.
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The 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.
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ETF Investing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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?
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How does gender affect the performance and career outcomes of sell-side analysts?
CFA Institute's Enterprising Investor
VideoBriefSell-side analysts are important players in the investment industry. As Sullivan notes in the interview, their importance was highlighted by the $1.4 billion global analyst settlement in 2003.
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GTCR unloads 20 percent of PrivateBancorp stake
Crain's Chicago Business
Chicago private-equity firm GTCR LLC, the largest shareholder of PrivateBancorp Inc. and leading investor in the 2007 recapitalization of the bank that transformed it into a leading business lender in town, has sold 20 percent of its stake.
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Generation next: Crain's 20 In Their 20s
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Whether you think of them as Generation Y or millennials, people currently under the age of 30 are the subject of seemingly endless study and generalization.

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Mesirow recasts investment advisory business
Crain's Chicago Business
Mesirow Financial Holdings Inc. is revamping its investment advisory business, replacing the executive who led the group and setting up a council to change how more than half its advisers work with clients.

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Global Finance: Too Big To Regulate?
CFA Chicago
From Dodd-Frank to Basel III and beyond, financial regulators are struggling to keep pace with the rapid evolution and increasing complexity of global finance.

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Financial data startup YCharts raises $3.8 million in latest funding
Chicago Tribune
Financial data startup YCharts has raised $3.875 million in its third round of funding as it makes an aggressive play for institutional customers. The company, which is based in Chicago and New York, has now raised a total of $8.625 million.
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Report: IRS kept shifting targets in scrutiny of tax-exempt groups
Reuters
When tax agents started singling out nonprofit groups for extra scrutiny in 2010, they looked at first only for key words such as "Tea Party," but later they focused on criticisms by groups of "how the country is being run," according to investigative findings reviewed by Reuters.
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Lloyds Chairman Bischoff stands down as government sale looms
Reuters via Chicago Tribune
Lloyds Banking Group Plc Chairman Win Bischoff is to retire in the next year, handing the reins to a successor who must steer it through a potentially risky multibillion pound government share sale.
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JPMorgan vote is moment of truth for mutual fund giants
Crain's Chicago Business
The vote on splitting the chairman and chief executive roles at JPMorgan Chase & Co. is shaping up as a watershed moment in corporate governance. If shareholders call for CEO Jamie Dimon to give up the chairman title, pressure to divide the jobs at other big public companies is sure to intensify.
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