Author Archives: Mark Harrison, CFA

Mark Harrison, CFA, is director of publications at CFA Institute, where he contributes to a suite of publications that includes the Financial Analysts Journal, CFA Digest, and Conference Proceedings Quarterly. He has more than 12 years of investment experience as a portfolio manager and securities analyst. As investment manager of the West Midlands Pension Fund, part of the UK local government pension fund, Harrison managed a portfolio of European equities and had oversight of external managers and hedge fund selection. He is also the author of The Empowered Investor and holds the ASIP designation. Harrison holds BA and MA degrees from the University of Oxford.

Investing in a Market Maelstrom

The 2016 Middle East Investment Conference will convene amid a market maelstrom of volatile oil prices, negative interest rates, geopolitical drama, and national budget revisions. Read More

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Why Demographics Are Core to Understanding Growth and Financial Markets

There is opportunity to exploit a gigantic demographic dividend — but it is accompanied by many avoidable threats and risks. Read More

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Geopolitics Comeback and a New Great Game

Philippa Malmgren, president and founder of DRPM Group, calls for investment professionals to return geopolitics to the forefront of the landscape at the 2015 CFA Institute Middle East Investment Conference in Kuwait. Read More

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Investing in New Realities: Commodities, Disruptive Megatrends, and State Capitalism

Selections from CFA Institute Conference Proceedings for investment professionals ready to re-consider new investing realities by engaging with the latest thinking on global economics, frontier markets, innovative investment techniques and disruptive industry trends. Read More

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Avinash Persaud: Who Will Win the Currency Wars?

“The Americans or the Chinese?” asks risk expert and chairman at Intelligence Capital Limited, Avinash Persaud, at the CFA Institute Middle East investment Conference. Read More

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Anil Gaba: How to Make Better Investment Decisions under Uncertainty

Anil Gaba, chaired professor of risk management at INSEAD, gives a range of practical pointers to help navigate the difficult process of making decisions under conditions of uncertainty. Read More

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Arnab Das: We Are Caught in a Trap of Excessive Debt

Arnab Das, managing director of research and investment strategy at Roubini Global Economics, argues the most important parallel issues are the distribution between creditors and debtors and the balance between future and present economic activity. Read More

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