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Fintech’s Biggest Impact May Occur Behind the Scenes

Posted September 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM EST

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Cloud computing and distributed ledger technology are on track to make waves, but look to the back office for fintech disruption.


 

The Globalization Backlash Poses a Big Risk to Markets

Posted September 23, 2016 at 9:30 PM EST

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Policymakers must address the adverse consequences of open trade if they want to stem populist pressures.


 

What to Expect from the Federal Reserve in December

Posted September 22, 2016 at 8:05 PM EST

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The central bank opted to hold rates steady this time around; expect a little more action by the end of the year.


 

Delivering Alpha Reveals Fear and Loathing in New York

Posted September 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM EST

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From billionaire Carl Icahn to a struggling casino worker, attendees of the recent conference agreed that the economy needs help.


 

It’s Twilight Time for Central Banks

Posted September 20, 2016 at 6:00 PM EST

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Investors beware: By propping up asset prices, the Fed and other central banks have laid the seeds of a credit bust.


 

Beneath the Sizzle of Artificial Intelligence

Posted September 19, 2016 at 9:15 PM EST

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Despite the recent excitement over AI, the biggest opportunities for investors are in machine learning and big data.


 

ExxonMobil Needs to Serve Its Shareholders on Climate Risk

Posted September 11, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST

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There is still time for the oil and gas giant to engage with its shareholders over climate risk, but the clock is ticking down.


 

The U.N.’s SDGs Deliver a Capital Call to the World

Posted September 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM EST

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United Nations headquarters in New York (Photo credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg)

With the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals celebrating a one-year anniversary, it’s time to take stock of impact investing portfolios.


 

How Investors Helped Myanmar Telecoms

Posted September 8, 2016 at 3:34 PM EST

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A man uses a mobile phone in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo credit: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

When going into a completely greenfield market, flexibility, patience and due diligence will go a long way toward ensuring projects’ staying power.


 

Investors Have Real Power to End Human Trafficking

Posted September 5, 2016 at 9:00 PM EST

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Pope Francis smiles during the welcoming ceremony at The National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (Photo credit: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg)

Endowments, pension funds and the like have the portfolio power to effect change and end this scourge, which is the world’s fastest-growing crime.