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Navigating Biden’s Tax Proposals

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They say the only certainties in life are death and taxes. Change might be the third. CFA Society Washington, DC is honored to welcome Mary Duffy, Managing Director of Andersen’s US National Tax office to the podium. Duffy will uncover some of these likely, if not certain, tax policy implications under the Biden Administration. In…

Emerging Markets Investment Outlook 2021

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The emerging markets equity landscape has greatly underperformed developed markets over the last decade despite higher rates of GDP growth. Many forces are challenging the development of these countries that didn’t exist 10 years ago such as environmental & human rights concerns, commodity price deflation, COVID-19, tariffs, and more. What is driving the potential for…

Economic Outlook: Real Estate

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There is no doubt that 2020 was a transformative year in the commercial real estate industry. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the pace of many changes that were already under way and has forced investors and tenants to completely rethink the way that space is used and the way that their businesses are run. Looking into…

Certificate in ESG Investing

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Are you interested in accelerating your career? With the Certificate in ESG Investing, you can master real-world investing skills, incorporating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors in your skillset. The Certificate in ESG Investing offers you both practical application and technical knowledge in the fast-growing field of ESG Investing - an opportunity to both accelerate…

U.S. Equities Boom or Bust Update 2021

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Current investment trends in the United States continue to shift almost daily and present contrasting sides of whether U.S. Equities are a bubble ready to implode or are a great buying opportunity that still offer the best long-term Investment available. Gabriel Petre, Lead Investment Strategist World Bank Pension Plans, and Jill Hall, CFA and U.S.…

SPAC Attack: Examining Special Purpose Acquisition Companies

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The recent IPO surge of special-purpose acquisition company (SPACs) is an important market development.  While the SPAC vehicle is not new, SPAC IPOs now comprise the majority of U.S. IPOs. The explosive growth continued into early 2021 and has raised concerns about whether the mania is reaching bubble proportions and whether disclosure and marketing practices offer adequate protections to…

Cannabis Industry Update: Weeding Through the Insights and Opportunities

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Some are comparing the legalization of cannabis to the end of Prohibition and there is no shortage of large and small green entrepreneurs racing to claim their stake in what Grand View Research estimates to be a $66 billion industry by the year 2025. However, are the people, the local, state and federal governments and…

Active and Passive Interplay and Outlook

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A basic premise of active management is that with enough skill, it’s possible to outperform the market consistently. Historical data, however, do not support this view, and the index fund industry has grown and prospered as a result. This program will discuss some of the reasons why active management has been historically difficult and offer…

Tech Wreck or Table Stakes? The Current State of Cryptocurrencies

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Is it a currency? Is it a commodity? Does it contain an embedded store of value? Who is really controlling it? There are many questions floating around about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Etherium and Litecoin as well as the platforms where they trade. As the public has experienced FOMO (fear of missing out) from observing the…

Virtual Chat with Global Research Expert: Joyce Chang

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Join CFAW for a live webinar discussion with Joyce Chang, one of Wall Street’s best-known analysts. Ms. Chang is ranked by American Banker as one of the most powerful women in finance. Joyce will discuss how she navigated her career path and give an update on the markets and what is next for investors in…

Energy Market Outlook & Investment Trends 2021

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Please join us on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 to gain a better understanding of the potential expected returns, and risks, of investing in the various energy markets. Learn what investors should expect with the recent political changes in the U.S. 2020 was a year that brought extraordinary challenges. The pandemic and subsequent economic crisis caused unprecedented disruption…

The Golden Hour

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Clients mentally leave their financial professionals months before their money does. This is how those financial professionals might win them back while they still have time. Losing a top client is never a pleasant experience. Worse still, research shows that 72.2%1 of financial professionals lose one top client per year. This makes everyone have to…

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