The art of successful risk-taking involves the ability to identify (and even create) the right opportunities that are in perfect alignment with your values and goals. Learn the strategies you need to identify and act on the right risks–and propel your career forward.
Your line of work will get disrupted. This is a baseline assumption for everyone, but the state of today’s business environment may set millennials apart from previous generations of young professionals settling into their careers.
Meditation provides investors with many benefits. Below are meditation tips from the newly released Meditation Guide for Investment Professionals, the full version of which is available online for CFA Institute members.
It turns out that post-event forecasts by analysts — specifically, those conducted after recent results or management guidance — are more on target than those of management, according to a study by AKRO Investiční společnost, a Czech investment firm.
A CV should be a factual document which represents you personally. It should be free flowing, easy to read, snappy and to the point. Follow these five steps to produce an effective CV that is totally personal to you.
Alan specialises in wealth and asset management assignments, delivering a professional, creative and individual service for clients and has executed high-level searches sourcing teams and talented individuals for many major blue chip UK and international investment houses.
What does it take to be a successful investment professional? CFA UK recently undertook research to find out what skills and competencies employers look for when they recruit investment professionals. This involved interviews with front office investment and learning & development professionals from firms such as Schroders, Willis Towers Watson, Columbia Threadneedle Investments, PIMCO and more.
Identifying your target job is a crucial first step for any job seeker. This may seem obvious but it’s a critical point because giving real thought to how you determine your target role will improve your entire job search.
The role of the analyst is not what it used to be. Changes in business models, advancements in technology, and cost pressures — not to mention new regulations coming down the pike — have all taken their toll on the profession. Today’s job market is more competitive than ever, and reaching the top requires a different skill set than was expected of previous generations of analysts.
“Marrying machines and behavioural finance is the next frontier,” says Concannon. “There’s a huge question mark over when those two will converge. Considering how important behavioural finance is to this business, that’s a major headwind.”
"Impact investing is still a growing market and it’s exciting to be exploring and considering new investment opportunities that support that market growth and ultimately make a positive social impact."
What are the tactics for those who want to return to work but have not been able to access the appropriate programme? The strategy here is like any other career transition. The returner has to be proactive and take the long view, since any career transition usually takes six to 12 months. It’s vital that the returner continues to develop and maintain both social and intellectual capital to learn the trends and discontinuities in their niche and the existence of career openings.
In this brief interview (approx. 9min), executive coach Kimberly Togman explains why and what kind of goal setting is important for managing your career and gives thoughts on how to make time for your goals, even in hectic times.