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CFTC unveils final rules for swaps trading
Reuters
The top U.S. derivatives regulator unveiled rules for swaps trading that could break open Wall Street's dominance of the $630 trillion market, yet contain important concessions to the industry.
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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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Distinguished Speakers Series: Andre 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.
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Ethics in investment management: How to get it right
CFA Institute's Enterprising Investor
Is investment management a business or a profession? How do you build an ethical culture? And how do you deal with stewardship of client assets, the management and disclosure of conflicts of interest and structuring and reporting fees and compensation?
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Institutional Investor selects Northern Trust as US Fixed Income Municipal Manager of the Year
Business Wire via The Wall Street Journal
Northern Trust has been named U.S. Fixed Income Municipal Manager of Year in Institutional Investor magazine's fourth annual U.S. Investment Management Awards. The awards honor managers that "stood out in the eyes of the investor community for their performance, risk management and service," during the previous year.
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From 0 to $25 billion in 5 years
Crain's Chicago Business
Chicago-based HighTower Advisors LLC, a new kind of asset manager that set up 24 offices nationwide in just five years, has started to make money while big New York banks slowly lose ground in the wealth management sphere.
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Bernanke: Fed monitoring 'reaching for yield'
The Wall Street 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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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.

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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.

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Don't feed hunger for stock buybacks at United
Crain's Chicago Business
After navigating the turbulent merger of United and Continental airlines, CEO Jeff Smisek soon will face another tricky maneuver. Smisek must keep the combined carrier on a sound financial course amid rising pressure to show Wall Street some money.
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Analysis: High-speed trading a stiff challenge for US regulators
Reuters via Fox Business
Financial trading in world markets has grown so lightning fast that effective regulation is growing tougher by the second, increasing the threat of crashes sparked by hoaxes, electronic glitches or yet-unknown causes.
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