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Why hedge-fund middlemen must adapt or die
Crain's Chicago Business
Firms that invest in hedge funds on behalf of large institutions and wealthy individuals — an industry that got its U.S. start in Chicago more than 40 years ago — are recasting their businesses as clients unhappy with an extra layer of fees are bypassing the middlemen.
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Master the fundamentals of investing: Live Claritas Prep Program
CFA Chicago
1:45 p.m. Sept. 4
CFA Society Chicago has worked with CFA Institute to develop a "live" prep program for the Claritas Investment Certificate. Our "live" classroom experience is taught by local industry professionals and Ph.D.s. The course will deliver the fundamentals of investing and it will help you prepare for the exam.

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Related story: The Claritas Investment Certificate: A new foundation-level program from the CFA Institute (Yahoo! Finance)


Perspectives on markets — Jim Paulsen
CFA Chicago
Noon Sept. 10
As the next Distinguished Speakers Series guest, Jim Paulsen will generally address current conditions of the U.S. economy and financial markets and make predictions as to where it's going based on past and current conditions of the retails, auto, real estate sectors as well as manufacturing, construction, unemployment, consumer confidence and the stock and bond markets.

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Build your network, socially — Industry Networking Happy Hour
CFA Chicago
5 p.m. Sept. 11
Join your colleagues and industry contacts for a networking happy hour at Salseria Grill & Cantina, located on the second floor of Willis Tower. Relationship building is a critical skill. Gain important contacts and interact with members from various local nonprofit business/finance associations in this networking happy hour designed to bring together financial professionals representing hundreds of industries and companies.

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Desperately Seeking Alpha — Rethinking the Hedge Fund Allocation
CFA Chicago
3-6 p.m. Sept. 19
Join us for a lively panel discussion around the issues of hedge fund investing in a post-crisis world. The panelists will debate the issues, with insights from industry leaders — in consulting and active hedge fund portfolio management.

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DSS's Jim Paulsen in the news: Languishing indicator might signal renewal ahead for markets
Financial Post
The KL Ratio, which calculates a country's capital stock in relation to its workers, is an obscure and under-utilized equity market indicator, but it's been an extremely accurate predictor of stock returns over the years and could be signaling great times ahead for investors.
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Related story: DSS's Jim Paulsen: Midwest manufacturing sees boost in hiring (The Strategic Sourceror)


Volatility in emerging markets: Resources on currency and capital flows
CFA Institute's Enterprising Investor
Emerging markets are vulnerable to aggressive inflows and outflows of money, and that vulnerability has been on display over the past few weeks — especially in the wake of the capital movements that the Wall Street Journal has described as a stampede of mom-and-pop investors.
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Goldman's mistaken trades shake CBOE, other exchanges
Chicago Business Journal
Goldman Sachs could lose more than $100 million due to a computer glitch that caused it to mistakenly make options trades on exchanges run by CBOE Holdings, NASDAQ OMX Group and NYSE Euronext, according to a report by the Financial Times.
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Traders brace for more frequent disruptions
Crain's Chicago Business
Trading professionals are bracing for more frequent exchange glitches, even as they deride the disruptions as destabilizing to the markets. Nasdaq's three-hour trading halt led to a shutdown of the Chicago Board Options Exchange as well, just two days after a string of erroneous trades by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. prompted the adjustment and cancellation of some trades.
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3 ways introverted leaders can thrive in an extroverted world
By Deborah Wipf
Have you ever stood in the back of a crowded room to take a break from talking to people? Did you have an overpowering urge to turn down that party invitation to stay home and read a book?

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Warren Buffet cuts stake in Kraft, Mondelez
Chicago Business Journal
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has cut its shares of Kraft Foods Group Inc. and Mondelez International Inc. In a quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission ...

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Achieving clarity and restoring trust
Gulf News
The global financial crisis continues to have a painful impact on investors around the world. A cursory glance at any daily newspaper, evening news bulletin or popular blog sustains ...

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If everyone is happy, you're doing something wrong
By Michael J. Berens
In the world of business, change is the only constant. It has a nice Zen quality about it, don't you think? By now, though, it has become something of a cliché — and an overused one at that. Still, like all good maxims, it contains a profound truth. As does its corollary, which does not get repeated as often: Change hurts. It's natural to assume that if our idea is a good one, people will respond positively — maybe even show a bit of enthusiasm. But that is rarely the case with a change initiative.
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How to build and grow your personal brand
Business 2 Community
Your personal brand can also be defined as your "online reputation." Whether you're an employee or self-employed, developing and managing your online brand is essential. If you apply for a new job, one of the first things a potential new employer will do is Google your name. If you're self-employed and have approached potential new customers, it is likely that they will do the same. When this happens, you want to make sure you're in control of the information that gets presented to them. In fact, you cannot afford to not be.
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