Archive | April, 2013

SFM Participant Jay Youngdahl on Investment Consultants and Institutional Corruption

Now available at SSRN – see link below Abstract Analyses of the financial crisis of 2007-2009 and the continuing effects of a difficult investing environment have largely focused on factors such as the roles of failed and complex financial products, inadequate credit rating agencies, and ineffective government regulators. Nearly unexamined, however, is a key group […]

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Replay now available of Margaret Heffernan/Raj Thamotheram Interview from April 17 – see link within

Link to Webinar Recording http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhxraL457f8&feature=youtu.be

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Welcome to our new SFM Listserv + congratulations Kazutaka Kuroda

We welcome, with excitement, our SFM Participants to make use, going forward, of our free, just established SFM Listserv. SFM Participants already signed up to our Network will have received a welcoming message from our new Social Media Director, Kazutaka Kuroda, in this regard. With thanks to Kazutaka, and congratulations again to him for taking […]

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Next SFM/SIPC Webinar – April 17 – Margaret Heffernan w/ Raj Thamotheram on Willful Blindness in the Financial System – Ways Forward

Margaret Heffernan, best known as the author of Willful Blindness, writes and lectures on the causes of corporate failure: the inability of companies to take full advantage of the intelligence they hire, human susceptibility to bias and blindspots and the structural problems of power. She blogs for the Huffington Post, CBSMoneywatch and Inc.com and her fourth book, […]

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CFA Institute launches Statement of Investor Rights; News from Raj Thamotheram & Frank Jan de Graaf + an Event of Interest

Much to report as follows: 1)  The CFA Institute’s The Future of Finance initiative has launched a Statement of Investor Rights http://www.cfainstitute.org/learning/future/about/Pages/statement_of_investor_rights.aspx . A number of SFM Participants are involved with this exciting venture. . 2)  Latest from Raj Thamotheram in IPE (password required) http://www.ipe.com/magazine/end-s-factor-blindness_50920.php?issue=April%202013 on not leaving ‘S’ behind. . 3)  We are excited for SFM […]

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