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From the outside looking in — let your investment identity speak for itself
CFA Chicago
A company's investment identity is central to its success and critical to how investors value it. It needs to be shaped and maintained in order to maximize investor interest and value. Miles D. White can speak to the success of his own company's investment identity — White serves on as Chairman and CEO of Abbott, whose 2013 performance has received much "applause" from investors.
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Tricks of the trade: Utilize every networking opportunity you get.
CFA Chicago
Utilize CFA Chicago's membership network by joining us for a progressive networking dinner in Palatine. Attendees will enjoy a three-course meal from Emmett's Ale House and be given plenty of opportunities to speak with members and pass out marketing materials. Start preparing your materials and "elevator speeches" now.
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It's time for late adopters to polish their profile
CFA Chicago
There's more to a LinkedIn profile than career titles and endorsements: With LinkedIn's new features, it's critical to utilize everything to make sure your online story is current and attractive. Of course, shaping your presence doesn't always come easy, but that's where career strategist Kathy Graham steps in — When it comes to managing social media practices within the financial services industry, Graham is the expert.
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Multibillion dollar Pritzker brothers change New World's name
The Wall Street Journal
New World Ventures, a tech-focused venture capital firm run by members of Chicago’s Pritzker family, is changing its name to Pritzker Group Venture Capital, a branding exercise that better reflects the source of the firm’s capital. New World was started 18 years ago by brothers Jay Robert (known as J.B.) Pritzker and Tony Pritzker, two of the 11 heirs to the family’s multibillion-dollar fortune. Wealth-X estimates each brother’s wealth at $2.9 billion, so that’s nearly $6 billion of capital at the disposal of the two investors.
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Number cruncher Nate Silver says his approach is not tricky
Star Tribune
Nate Silver, the statistical wizard who correctly called the 2012 presidential election in all 50 states by averaging poll results, says what he does isn’t that complicated. “There is some art to this because we give a poll more weight if it has a better track record, but the principle is simple,” Silver told about 1,000 members of the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association at its annual summit meeting at the Hilton Minneapolis. “It got a lot of attention in the media last year because it goes against the way political campaigns are covered.”
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Fed should not raise rates to fight financial risk: Evans
Reuters
The Federal Reserve should be "extraordinarily careful" about hiking interest rates to head off potential risks to financial stability when more effective tools, like supervision, are available, a top Fed policymaker argued recently. Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said raising rates to tamp down risk-taking, when what the economy needs is support from low interest rates, is a "poor choice."
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Abbott Laboratories — Investors are applauding a 57 percent dividend hike
Seeking Alpha
Shares of Abbott Laboratories (ABT) jumped up Oct 16 after the company reported its third-quarter results. While non-GAAP earnings quite comfortably beat consensus estimates, it was the aggressive dividend hike, which received applause from investors. Abbott Laboratories generated third-quarter revenues of $5.37 billion, up 2 percent on the year before, but slightly missing consensus estimates at $5.39 billion. GAAP net earnings halved to $966 million. That being said, last year's earnings included earnings from discontinued operations of $1.60 billion. Net earnings from continuing operations rose by 128 percent to $773 million.
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Why we invested in LinkedIn 9 years ago
CNNMoney
The best early-stage venture capital investments appear obvious in retrospect, however very few of them are actually obvious when you make them. In fact, CNNMoney reviewed the process at Greylock and discovered that the best investments are non-obvious enough that they result in a mixed vote by our partnership. Such was the case with LinkedIn nine years ago.
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Morningstar taps new chief financial officer
Chicago Business Journal
Stephane Biehler is joining Chicago-based Morningstar as chief financial officer. Biehler will report to Joe Mansueto, the independent investment research firm's chairman and CEO. Since 2007, Biehler has served as chief accounting officer and corporate controller for NYSE Euronext, a global operator of financial markets. He will join Morningstar upon completion of the merger between NYSE Euronext and IntercontinentalExchange, which is targeted for Nov. 4.
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Nate Silver's 6 big takeaways from the government shutdown
FiveThirtyEight via Grantland
As Silver discussed in his book The Signal and the Noise, the more common tendency instead is that people (and especially the "experts" who write about the issues for a living) overestimate the degree of predictability in complex systems. There are some other exceptions besides presidential elections — sports, in many respects; and weather prediction, which has become much better in recent years.

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From the outside looking in — let your investment identity speak for itself
CFA Chicago
A company's investment identity is central to its success and critical to how investors value it. It needs to be shaped and maintained in order to maximize investor interest and value. Miles D. White can speak to the success of his own company's investment identity — White serves on as Chairman and CEO of Abbott, whose 2013 performance has received much "applause" from investors.

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The Signal and the Noise should influence your next financial prediction
CFA Chicago
Nate Silver has been called a "spreadsheet psychic" and "number-crunching prodigy" by New York Magazine — He uses his experience in baseball statistics to formulate incredible forecasting models for politics. CFA Society Chicago is proud to announce Nate Silver as the keynote speaker at the 27th Annual Dinner.

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Chicago's startup engine roars
Blue Sky Innovation
In the electric hum of hopeful energy that surges through the world of Chicago business startups, where every other person you meet has an idea for a game-changing industry disrupter, it’s easy to remember that talk is cheap. Money, however, is real. Jobs are real. New companies that make things and sell things, and that take in more cash than they spend, are real. Chicago’s latest boom of innovation and entrepreneurship is, according to both experts and investors, very real.
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S&P 500 reaches all-time high after US debt deal
Chicago Sun Times
The stock market hit an all-time high Oct. 17 as investors put the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis behind them and focused on corporate earnings. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 11.61 points, or 0.7 percent, to close at 1,733.15 — a record close. Now that the U.S. has avoided the possibility of default, at least for a few months, earnings news is expected to dominate trading for the next couple weeks. So far, only 79 companies in the S&P 500 have reported third-quarter results, according to S&P Capital IQ. Analysts expect earnings at those companies to increase 3.3 percent over the same period a year ago.
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Ex-Harris boss taking new role at Chicago's number 2 bank
Crain's Chicago Business
BMO Harris Bank CEO Mark Furlong has a new boss, and he's a familiar name to Harris veterans. Frank Techar, Harris' CEO from 2002 until 2006, recently was named to the newly created position of chief operating officer of Toronto-based BMO Financial Group, BMO Harris' parent. Mr. Furlong, who had reported to BMO Financial CEO Bill Downe since taking over BMO Harris more than two years ago, now will report to Mr. Techar, a spokesman said.
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