Most Clicked CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief Stories

1. Which of the following challenges do you face most often in your professional life?

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief | Mar 24, 2015

2. Brazil's 3G reportedly negotiating deal to buy Kraft

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief | Mar 25, 2015

Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital is in talks to buy Kraft Foods Group, a person familiar with the matter said. The purchase price could exceed $40 billion. 3G and Warren Buffett joined forces two years ago to buy H.J. Heinz for $23 billion. New York Times (tiered subscription model), The (24 Mar.) Bloomberg (24 Mar.)

3. Liquidity crunch looms large over global bond markets

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief | Mar 24, 2015

Market participants and regulators are concerned that a liquidity crunch will hit global bond markets. Others say the risk isn't as great as it was in 2008. Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (23 Mar.)

4. Bond bubble concerns professional investors

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief | Mar 23, 2015

A survey of 300 global fund managers has found that 80% think bonds are overvalued, as investors search for yield amid low interest rates and quantitative easing. Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (22 Mar.)

5. London loses to NYC as head finance center

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief | Mar 24, 2015

New York City has narrowly edged out London as the leading financial hub, winning by one point on a 1,000-point scale, according to the Global Financial Centers Index. Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo round out the top five. City A.M. (London) (23 Mar.) Money Marketing (U.K.) (23 Mar.)

6. World Bank supports Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief | Mar 23, 2015

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which is backed by China, is a welcome initiative that could fill a gap in infrastructure, World Bank Managing Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati says. She says the World Bank is ready to work closely with the Asian institution, rejecting concerns that the two will compete with each other or other regional development banks. The International Monetary Fund and the Asian Development Bank also have expressed support for the infrastructure bank. (China) (22 Mar.) International Business Times (22 Mar.)

7. Central banks set to issue ethics guide for FX trading

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief | Mar 27, 2015

Central banks in large currency markets, including the U.K., Japan and the U.S., are poised to publish principles to guide foreign exchange trading. "FX market participants should not share information with each other about their trading positions or individual trades with clients or other FX market participants beyond that necessary for the execution of a transaction," the document says. Bloomberg (26 Mar.) Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The (25 Mar.)

8. China approves additional free trade zones

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief | Mar 26, 2015

China is expanding free trade zones under policies aimed at bringing vitality to the economy. Trade zones in Fujian, Guangdong and Tianjin have been approved by the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee. The zones are set to launch Tuesday, the Shanghai Securities News reported. (China) (25 Mar.)

9. Robo-advisers might be gaining on traditional aides

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief | Mar 23, 2015

More investors are turning to robo-advisers, or online services for financial advice, according to Forrester Research. Several robo-advisers launched in the past few years have $4 billion in assets under management, Forrester says. (22 Mar.)

10. FSB's Carney voices concerns about bond-market liquidity

CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief | Mar 27, 2015

Although the global financial system is safer, simpler and more fair, concerns about liquidity in international bond markets can't be overlooked, says Mark Carney, chairman of the Financial Stability Board. "Market adjustments to date have occurred without significant stress," he said. "However, the risk of a sharp and disorderly reversal remains, given the compressed credit and liquidity risk premia." Reuters (26 Mar.)