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CFAA Spotlight | Wall Street Struggles With the Bad Kind of Volatility

Under tighter capital requirements, big banks have been focusing more on large trading clients and less on providing cheap credit to smaller, more aggressive hedge funds.

Here is every previous government shutdown, why they happened and how they ended.

Last week, Apple issued its first revenue warning in nearly 12 years, citing poor Chinese demand, sending its shares down 10 percent, their biggest intra-day fall in six years.

After Divorce, Jeff Bezos May No Longer Be the World’s Richest Man

24 must-read books that Bill Gates recommended in 2018

Job Board

Data Analyst
          Insight Global, Inc.

Securities Finance Operations Associate
          ABN AMRO US

US Business Management Support
          UBS

Financial Analyst
          Goldman Sachs USA

Investment Analyst
          Citadel

Head of High-Frequency Proprietary Trading
          Winston fox

Senior Regulatory Data Scientist
          CME Group

Associate Financial Consultant
          Fidelity Investments-US

Mutual Fund Client Support Analyst/Associate
          Goldman Sachs USA

Investment Counselor
          Citi

Administrator Oversight -Analyst/Associate
          Goldman Sachs USA

Upcoming Events

            January 15, 2019 The Chicago Council on Global Affairs | China’s Foreign Policy in the Xi Jinping Era

            January 16, 2019 CFA Society of Chicago Event | Economic Outlook and Policies

            January 17, 2019  Chicago Booth | Nobel Prize Winner Economic Sciences, Professor Roger Myerson, The Bankers’ New Clothes

            January 23, 2019 Executives’ Club of Chicago | Leveraging People, Processes and Systems

            January 24, 2019 CFA Society of Chicago Event | January Informal Monthly Happy Hour 

            January 30, 2019 The Chicago Council on Global Affairs | China and the US: A Lifetime in a Defining Era

February 19, 2019 CFAA Event | Chinese New Year Reception (More details coming)

CFAA Spotlight | China Summons U.S. Ambassador Over Arrest Of Huawei CFO

Trump is losing the trade war with China based on his favorite report card, and it’s probably going to keep getting worse

China’s Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. and Canadian ambassadors over the weekend to protest the detention of the chief financial officer of tech giant Huawei Technologies

What President George H.W. Bush’s day of mourning means for stock, bond and commodity traders

Interest rates are still accommodative, but we’re gradually moving to a place where they will be neutral,” Powell said

The so-called “Yellow Vest” protests in France have hurt retail sales and contributed to a decline in consumer confidence.

Job Board

Data Analyst
          Insight Global, Inc.

          Securities Finance Operations Associate
          ABN AMRO US
    
          Head of Global Trade Agreement Coordination and 3rd Party Oversight
          UBS

          Data Scientist 
          GQR Global Markets

          Investment Analyst
          Citadel

          Operational Risk/Quality Assurance Vice President
          Goldman Sachs USA
     
          Senior Regulatory Data Scientist
          CME Group
     
          Treasury Consultant
          Citi

          Investment Marketing Associate
          Aviva Investors

          Investment Counselor
          Citi
     
          Internal Wholesaler
          Goldman Sachs USA

Upcoming Events

            December 12, 2018  CFAA Event | Holiday Happy Hour

            December 14, 2018 CFA Society of Chicago Event | December Job Seekers Forum 10 and Under 

            December 20, 2018 CFA Society of Chicago Event | December Informal Monthly Happy Hour 

            January 10, 2019  Chicago Booth | Looking Inward: Rising Nationalism Within the Global Economy

            January 17, 2019  Chicago Booth | Nobel Prize Winner Economic Sciences, Professor Roger Myerson, The Bankers’ New Clothes

CFAA Spotlight | CFAA Event – Breaking the Glass Ceiling on Nov 13

The U.S. interest rate is currently in a range of 2 to 2.25 percent, but the Fed has signaled it wants to gradually raise rates in the coming months to 3 percent or slightly higher.

China’s suggestion: Trump may get Huawei if worries about iPhone eavesdroppers persist

U.S. companies in India have been increasingly battling Modi’s policies they perceive to be protectionist. This year, U.S. technology companies have protested against an Indian law that would require them to store more data locally, raising their costs.

The most exciting business news story of 2018 ended with a whimper this week as reports surfaced that Amazon’s HQ2 project would in fact be two smaller projects, one on Long Island City in Queens and the other in Crystal City across the Potomac from Washington, DC.

11 books Wall Streeters think everyone should read

 

Job Board

Data Analyst
Insight Global, Inc.

Senior Financial Analyst
Allstate Insurance

Client Portfolio Specialist
Mesirow Financial

Data Scientist 
GQR Global Markets

Investment Analyst
Citadel

Mortgage Analytics Analyst
TransUnion

Senior Regulatory Data Scientist
CME Group

Intermediate Portfolio Manager/Research Analyst
Allstate Insurance

Lead Quantitative Analyst
NFA

Database Marketing Analyst
Citi

Product Manager ETFs – Alternatives
Invesco

Upcoming Events

November 13, 2018  CFAA Event | Breaking the Glass Ceiling – How to Advance Careers in the US with Diverse Backgrounds

November 13, 2018  Chicago Booth | Annual Real Estate Conference: Valuations Reach New Highs – Justified or Not?

November 14, 2018 Executives’ Club of Chicago | More Than Just a Game: The Impact of Sports

November 17, 2018 CFA Society of Chicago Event |Schweser Live Mock Exam, Level 1 

November 27, 2018 CFA Society of Chicago Event |Negotiating: Leveraging Your Unique Strengths

           November 29, 2018 CFA Society of Chicago Event | Private Equity: Should you invest and how? 

December 04, 2018 CFA Society of Chicago Event | CFA Exam Information Session

           December 05, 2018 Executives’ Club of Chicago | Advancing Workplace Diversity & Inclusion

 

CFAA Partnership with Chicago Council on Global Affairs

It’s our great honor to partner with Chicago Council on Global Affairs on the event “China’s Economy and China’S Consumers: The Long-Term Outlook event”. The economic shift in China from a manufacturing-led economy to a services- and consumer-based one is proceeding apace, and will intersect with large-scale demographic changes as the population ages. It may have its own impact on the labor force, it will also create the largest middle class the country has ever seen. Together, these concomitant transitions have serious implications for international investors and multinationals seeking to do business in China. Vivian Lin Thurston, CFA, the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Chinese Finance Association of America (CFAA), partner and portfolio manager at William Blair Investment Management spoke at the event, together with Angela Y. Lee, Paul E. Schickler and Phil Levy. The event was a great success, we look forward to further cooperation in the future!

To see the event video, https://youtu.be/OEDxTk9p3sk

 

CFAA Spotlight | Asian Shares Fall As China Set To Reopen After Beijing Eases Policy

Shares in Asia stumbled in early trade on Monday as investors waited with bated breath as China’s markets prepare to reopen following a week-long holiday and after its central bank cut banks’ reserve requirements in a bid to support growth.

The cannabis industry is expected to experience powerful growth — and that’s before one factors in the legalization of recreational marijuana on a federal level in the U.S., which seems only a matter of time.

Mattress Firm was blindsided by startups that recognized how terrible mattress-shopping could be and touted a better experience.

Amazon just opened a retail store in New York City called Amazon 4-star. The idea is that every item for sale has been awarded at least four stars on a five-star scale by Amazon customers.

Experts say Fan’s mysterious absence and the silence around her case is evidence of the opaqueness of a system where business and politics converge, and how quickly entertainment can turn political.

 

Job Board

Data Analyst
Insight Global, Inc.

Compliance Team Lead
Interactive Brokers

Junior Compliance Analyst
Interactive Brokers

Model and Data Governance Developer
Credit Suisse

Investment Analyst
Citadel

Client Service Representative – Trade Issues
Interactive Brokers

Financial Data Analyst
Moody’s

Client Operations Analyst
ABN AMRO US

Associate – Data Intelligence Analyst
Moody’s

Data Intelligence Analyst – Asset Management
BNY Mellon Investment Management

Product Manager ETFs – Alternatives
Invesco

Upcoming Events

October 10, 2018 The Chicago Council on Global Affairs | China’s Economy and China’s Consumers: The Long-Term Outlook

October 12, 2018 CFA Society of Chicago Event |October Job Seeker’s Forum

October 24, 2018 The Chicago Council on Global Affairs | Empowering Women Through Financial Literacy

October 25, 2018  Chicago Booth | Marvin Zonis on How the World is Changing

           October 30, 2018 CFA Society of Chicago Event |October Investment Exchange Forum

November 01, 2018  Chicago Booth | US-China Forum 2018

 

CFAA Spotlight | The Future Of Banking: Fintech Or Techfin?

Most successful fintech firms have focused on narrow functions or segments with high friction levels or those underserved by traditional financial institutions

The deal gives Coke a large brick-and-mortar retail presence and puts it in direct competition with Starbucks Corp.

Mr. Ma signaled he was thinking about focusing more on philanthropy.

Elon Musk is hurting Tesla with his bizarre behavior.

“Crazy Rich Asians” proved something many already knew: inclusion sells

 

Job Board

Risk Manager
Huatai Financial USA Inc

Compliance Team Lead
Interactive Brokers

Junior Compliance Analyst
Interactive Brokers

Model and Data Governance Developer
Credit Suisse

Investment Analyst
Citadel

Client Service Representative – Trade Issues
Interactive Brokers

Card Development Tech Lead
Citi US

Client Operations Analyst
ABN AMRO US

Algorithmic Proprietary Trader
Anson McCade

High Yield Fixed income Analyst
UBS

Product Manager ETFs – Alternatives
Invesco

 

Upcoming Events

            September 10, 2018  Chicago Booth | Business Leadership As Personality In Context

September 13, 2018 NIBA Event | NIBA CHICAGO CONFERENCE 2018

September 14, 2018 CFA Society of Chicago Event |September Job Seeker’s Forum

September 20, 2018 CFA Society of Chicago Event |CFA Institute Diversity & Inclusion 2018 Conference

September 27, 2018 The Chicago Council on Global Affairs | The Financial Crisis, Ten Years Later: What Have We Learned?

October 3, 2018 CFAA Event | Career Development Panel

October 10, 2018 The Chicago Council on Global Affairs | China’s Economy and China’s Consumers: The Long-Term Outlook

 

 

CFAA Spotlight | Two Global Leaders in Artificial Intelligence

Kai-Fu Lee’s perspectives on two global leaders in artificial intelligence: China and the United States

Apple has become the first US company with a market cap of over $1 trillion.

The role of Starbucks is to provide a testing ground for implementation of the solutions that will be connected to the conversion of digital assets to fiat, which then can be used to purchase a coffee, tea, or whatever product the retailer offers.

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund (called the Public Investment Fund or PIF) was already in talks with Tesla to become a significant investor before Musk’s tweets.

Despite the rapprochement between Brussels and Washington many in Europe are wary about getting too close to the US.

 

Job Board

Risk Manager
Huatai Financial USA Inc

Compliance Team Lead
Interactive Brokers

Junior Compliance Analyst
Interactive Brokers

Model and Data Governance Developer
Credit Suisse

Investment Analyst
Citadel

Jr. Loan Operations administrator
Fitch Ratings

Credit Analyst
Fitch Ratings

Client Operations Analyst
ABN AMRO US

Algorithmic Proprietary Trader
Anson McCade

Data Quality Analyst
UBS

Product Manager ETFs – Alternatives
Invesco

Upcoming Events

August 20 – 22, 2018 Ascend (San Francisco) | 2018 Ascend National Convention & Career Fair

August 21, 2018 Chicago Booth | Ten Years Since the Financial Crisis – A Panel Discussion About the State of Capitalism

August 22, 2018 The Executives’ Club of Chicago | Getting Your Worth: Employment Negotiation Strategies

August 24, 2018 BlockPulse360 | Voice of Blockchain

           September 5, 2018 The Chicago Council on Global Affairs | The Return of Inflation—and the Rethinking of Monetary Policy?

September 10, 2018  Chicago Booth | Business Leadership As Personality In Context

September 13, 2018 NIBA Event | NIBA CHICAGO CONFERENCE 2018

CFAA Spotlight | Can China A Share Issuers Adapt To ESG Realities?

Can China A Share Issuers Adapt To ESG Realities?

How did one single tech company take center stage within the two countries’ trade negotiations over $500 billion of imports and exports in the first place

Potential cooperation among major Asian economies in establishing an “oil buyers’ club” will bring significant challenge to OPEC

When it comes to what Amazon could bring to the pharmacy market, the vast majority of consumers (79%) would like Amazon to lower prices

Thailand Cave Rescue: Four boys are out, 9 to Go

 

Job Board

Product Manager
Home Partners of America

Risk Manager
Huatai Financial USA Inc

Credit Analyst – CLOs
Fitch Ratings

Junior Compliance Analyst
Interactive Brokers

Global Markets – HOLT Model Development (ANL-ASO)
Credit Suisse

Investment Analyst
Citadel

Emerging Market Equity Analyst
Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

Vice President
Moody’s

Fidelity Career Re-Entry Program
Fidelity Investments-US

Multi-Asset, Macro Trader – Americas
UBS

Business and Finance Manager
UBS

AML Investigator
Michael Page International – US

 

Upcoming Events

July 19, 2018 Chicago Booth | America First: Trump’s Trade Policy

July 20, 2018 Chicago Booth | SMPIG – July 2018 R&D and Strategy

July 23, 2018 CFA Society of Chicago Event |2018 Annual Financial Analysts Seminar

July 24, 2018 CFA Society of Chicago Event |Succession Planning: Guidelines for Professionals

July 26, 2018 The Chicago Councile on Global Affairs | President’s Club and Leadership Reception

July 29, 2018 CFAA Event | CFAA 2018 Summer BBQ

 

CFAA Spotlight | G7 Summit: War of Words Erupts between US and Key Allies

G7 summit: War of words erupts between US and key allies

For a large conservative financial firm, Fidelity was early to realize the potentially transformative impact of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in general.

In a landmark move, index provider MSCI on Friday included more than 230 Chinese stocks, known as A-shares, in its emerging market indexes.

Trump and Kim Arrive in Singapore for Historic Summit Meeting

We see very limited economic impact at the national level given the limited duration of the World Cup and the very large size of the country’s economy

 

Job Board

Risk Manager
Huatai Financial USA Inc

New Accounts Specialist    New Accounts Specialist
Interactive Brokers

Junior Compliance Analyst
Interactive Brokers

Global Markets – HOLT Model Development (ANL-ASO)
Credit Suisse

Investment Analyst
Citadel

Financial Consultant
Fidelity Investments-US

Investment Risk Reporting Analyst
Ashton Lane Group

Vice President, Financial Data Science
Huxley Banking & Financial Services

Investments Real Estate Associate
Allstate Insurance

Credit Analyst
Fitch Ratings

AML Investigator
Michael Page International – US

 

Upcoming Events

June 12, 2018 The Chicago Council on Global Affairs | The Future of Energy

June 20, 2018 Executives’ Club of Chicago | Innovation and Leadership in a Competitive Global Market

June 28, 2018 The Chicago Councile on Global Affairs | YP PUB QUIZ 2018: SANCTIONS, SPIES, & SOCCER

June 28, 2018 CFA Society of Chicago Event | June Informal Monthly Happy Hour 

July 19, 2018 Chicago Booth | America First: Trump’s Trade Policy

 

CFAA Spotlight | First Chinese asset manager to partner with eVestment

Harvest Global Investments becomes first Chinese asset manager to partner with eVestment

The winners and losers in a U.S.–China trade war

Warning them of a wind change that would bring rising levels of sulfur dioxide gas, which can be fatal if inhaled in large quantities

Among funds that lost money was Silver 8 Partners. It dropped 25 percent in March and 32 percent in the first quarter

From Roko to Romance

Job Board

Risk Manager
Huatai Financial USA Inc

New Accounts Specialist    New Accounts Specialist
Interactive Brokers

Credit & Equity CLO-Intermediate Portfolio Manager
Allstate Insurance

Global Markets – HOLT Model Development (ANL-ASO)
Credit Suisse

Investment Analyst
Citadel

Financial Consultant
Fidelity Investments-US

Senior Consultant (Retirement Industry)
Mesirow Financial

Vice President, Financial Data Science
Huxley Banking & Financial Services

Private Equity Administrator Oversight Analyst
Goldman Sachs USA

Credit Analyst
Fitch Ratings

Marketing Services Analyst
Ashton Lane Group

 

Upcoming Events

May 15, 2018 Executives’ Club of Chicago | Defining Chicago’s role in the Cryptocurrency Market

May 15,2018 The Chicago Councile on Global Affairs | A New Era of Global Trade

May 17, 2018 CFA Society of Chicago Event | China Opens its Doors to Foreign Investors

May 18, 2018 Chicago Booth | Chicago Machine Learning Venture Capital Summit

May 22, 2018 Executives’ Club of Chicago | Bitcoin Boom: Defining Chicago’s role in the Cryptocurrency Market

May 24, 2018 CFA Society of Chicago Event | May Informal Monthly Happy Hour

 

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