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A global approach to high-yield bond ETFs
ETF Trends
Junk bonds have lost momentum as the markets shifted away from riskier assets on concerns that the Fed would cut back its bond purchasing program. However, investors can take an alternative approach with a globally oriented high-yield bond exchange traded fund.
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CFA Institute: Financial Analysts Seminar, Improving Investment Decisions
CFA Chicago
With a powerful assembly of speakers and experts covering a comprehensive range of investment analysis and portfolio management topics, there is no better chance to enhance your practical skills than the 2013 Financial Analysts Seminar.
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Vote on directors, officers at the Annual Business Meeting
CFA Chicago (Members Only)
All members are invited to attend the Annual Business Meeting for CFA Society Chicago, where society leaders will present the nominated slate of Directors and Officers and provide a strategic overview of the organization. Regular members will vote on the nominated slate of Directors and Officers. The short business meeting will be followed by a complimentary cocktail reception where members can recognize outgoing leaders and welcome the newly elected leaders.
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Distinguished Speaker Series: André 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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Components of credit spreads and their importance
CFA Institute's Enterprising Investor
In an investment world with any number of potential credit shocks and trillion dollar/euro/yen/yuan consequences, a detailed analysis of creditor risk and credit spreads is paramount.
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Textura's IPO pops
Chicago Business Journal
Stock in Textura, a Deerfield-based enterprise software company, rose as high as 68 percent in its first day of trading. Textura, which makes software for construction companies, was founded in 2004 and had revenue of about $21.7 million in 2012, but with a net loss of $18.8 million, the report said. However, the company also has a valuation of about $500 million and increased the number of offered shares by 25 percent.
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Short-duration bond ETFs to consider
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Stocks flailed to end the month of May and chatter is increasing that rising interest rates could put a damper on what has been an impressive rally in U.S. equities.

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Distinguished Speaker Series: André Perold
CFA Chicago
André Perold is the retired George Gund Professor of Finance and Banking at the Harvard Business School.

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11 reasons why it's better to get a CFA than an MBA
Business Insider
Once bankers reach a certain age and want to be true bosses in their own right, they often ask themselves — should I get my CFA or my MBA?

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Umpqua Bank to takeover Financial Pacific Holding from Flexpoint Ford
Banking Business Review
U.S.-based Umpqua Holdings and its banking subsidiary have entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Financial Pacific Holding, in a $158 million cash transaction, which will diversify and grow the acquirer's lending platform. Currently majority-owned by an affiliate of Flexpoint Ford based in Chicago, FinPac is the parent company of Financial Pacific Leasing and had total assets of $279 million, with tangible equity of $57 million expected at close.
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McDonald's beats expectations with May sales
The Associated Press via Crain's Chicago Business
McDonald's Corp surpassed sales figures in May by 2.6 percent as the worldwide hamburger chain saw an increase in global sales, as well as gains from new menu options domestically.
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Chicago-based tech firm attracts investment from CIA offshoot
Chicago Tribune
Stuart Frankel can't tell you how his startup got connected with the Central Intelligence Agency. He can't tell you whether he now has security clearance. But he can tell you that he is very excited about the funding and partnership deal that his company, Chicago-based Narrative Science, signed with the CIA's venture capital arm.
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