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CFAA Spotlight | Inverted Yield Curve

Despite the Fed’s silence, the mortgage-backed securities (MBS) to-be-announced (TBA) market may be indicating that a new round of MBS purchases is coming

5 things investors need to know about an inverted yield curve

Wall Street Prepares for the End of a Crucial Benchmark

UBS said Dorian could cost the insurance industry more than $25 billion if storm hit the coast of Florida.

Alibaba’s Joe Tsai Buying Brooklyn Nets And Barclays Center For Record $3.3 Billion

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Junior Product Manager
          Theron Technology Solutions

Data Analyst
          Insight Global, Inc.

Wealth Management Associate
          Morgan Stanley

Quantitative Research Analyst
          Citadel US

QA Analyst III
          Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Investment Analyst
          Citadel

Risk Management Analyst/Associate
          Chicago Mercantile Exchange

FPGA Engineer
          Two Sigma Investments, LLC

Data Analyst
          Northern Trust

Director, Credit Analyst covering Retail and Consumer Sectors
          Fitch Ratings

Lead Data Analyst
          E Trade Financial

Commodities Analyst
          Citadel US

Upcoming Events

            September 9, 2019 Executives’ Club of Chicago | A Conversation with Dara Khosrowshahi, Chief Executive Officer, Uber

            September 9, 2019 Chicago Booth | Entrepreneurial Moon Shot- Major Industry Transformation Case Study

            September 10, 2019 CFA Society of Chicago Event | Current drivers of the global M&A market and perspectives on how it may evolve going forward

            September 17, 2019 CFA Society of Chicago Event | The changing investment landscape and how investment platforms and interfaces need to evolve

            September 19, 2019 Chicago Booth | US-China Trade War: Is this the dawn of a second cold war?

            September 19, 2019 Chicago Booth | Trade Wars, Tariffs, and US Customs: The Legal Perspective

            September 24, 2019 Executives’ Club of Chicago | International Business Forum: Trade, Tariffs, & Transactions: What’s Next for Illinois Business?

CFAA Spotlight | Central Banks Around The World Are Surprising Markets With Aggressive Rate Cuts

Central banks around the world are surprising markets with aggressive rate cuts: Here’s why

We further unpack below why the 7-per-dollar level is so significant, how a weaker yuan aids China, and why traders have become so transfixed by the foreign currency

Where’s the Next Recruiting War in Asset Management? ESG

With the back-to-school shopping season and winter holidays looming, most retailers planning to shut stores this year have already shuffled through those announcements so they can shift their focus toward the industry’s busiest times.

Gold has solid support coming in from three directions — U.S.-China trade tensions, global central bank easing, and technical price levels.

Job Board

Junior Product Manager
          Theron Technology Solutions

Data Analyst
          Insight Global, Inc.

Lead Data Analyst
          E Trade Financial

Quantitative Research Analyst
          Citadel US

QA Analyst III
          Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Investment Analyst
          Citadel

DATA-INFORMATION MANAGEMENT ANALYST
          Citi

FPGA Engineer
          Two Sigma Investments, LLC

Senior Pricing Analyst / Manager – Derivatives & Cash Markets
          Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Director, Credit Analyst covering Retail and Consumer Sectors
          Fitch Ratings

Client Onboarding Counsel
          Interactive Brokers

Commodities Analyst
          Citadel US

Upcoming Events

            August 15, 2019 Chicago Booth | China, Huawei and the US Business Community: A Booth CEO Weighs In!

            August 20, 2019 CFA Society of Chicago Event | August Investment Exchange Forum

            August 22, 2019 CFA Society of Chicago Event | August Monthly Happy Hour

            August 28, 2019 The Executives’ Club of Chicago | Leading a High Performance Team

            September 9, 2019 Chicago Booth | Entrepreneurial Moon Shot- Major Industry Transformation Case Study

            September 24, 2019 Executives’ Club of Chicago | International Business Forum: Trade, Tariffs, & Transactions: What’s Next for Illinois Business?

CFAA Spotlight | CFAA 2019 Summer BBQ Is Coming!

n the next credit downturn, could leveraged loans pose systemic risk in the way subprime mortgages did during the last crisis, as some commentators have warned?

Facebook is launching a subsidiary company also called Calibra that handles its crypto dealings and protects users’ privacy by never mingling your Libra payments with your Facebook data so it can’t be used for ad targeting.

ByteDance, the Beijing-based startup behind popular short video platform TikTok, has amassed more than one billion monthly active users across its apps.

Lee Iacocca, the auto-industry titan who saved Chrysler from bankruptcy and launched the Ford Mustang, has died. Here’s a look at his incredible life and career

Topshop is closing all US stores

CFAA Spotlight | U.S. hiring slows sharply as Trump’s trade war starts to bite

Hiring slowed sharply in May, as companies in industries hardest hit by President Trump’s escalating trade war hesitated to bring on new employees.

Fed watchers say an unexpectedly weak reading on the U.S. jobs market in May makes it increasingly likely that the central bank will lower rates this year

CVS And Walgreens Are On Different Paths To In-Store Healthcare

28-Year-Old Crypto Founder Pays Record $4.6 Million For Lunch With Warren Buffett

India’s marathon national election reaches the finish line

CFAA Spotlight | Markets Tumble As China Unveils Retaliatory Tariffs

Markets Tumble As China Unveils Retaliatory Tariffs, May Dump “Some Treasuries”

Tough questions mix with requests for life advice as Warren Buffett answers to his shareholders

Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp is considering an initial public offering of its $100 billion Vision Fund

“But China is not afraid, nor are the Chinese people,” adding that “China needs a cooperative agreement with equality and dignity.”

Read the memo Uber’s CEO sent to employees after its disappointing IPO

4 Unexpected Trade War Stocks That Will Benefit From an End to Tariffs

CFAA Spotlight | Spring Is Coming!

But “investing in what you know” doesn’t mean buying Uber because you request a ride every other day.

Dow Stock Is Falling Because It Has Its First Big Bear After the DowDuPont Split

That means Apple will be the only company with access to viewer data. Previously, only the content provider had access to viewer data.

Inside the Chicago hedge-fund turf war

Keeping Up With the Kardashian Cash Flow

Job Board

 
          Junior Product Manager
          Theron Technology Solutions

          Data Analyst
          Insight Global, Inc.

          Securities Finance Operations Associate
          ABN AMRO US
    
          Head of Sanctions
          Interative Brokers

          Staff Auditor
          Chicago Mercantile Exchange

          Investment Analyst
          Citadel

          Energy Options Trader
          IJC Associates, Inc
     
          Client Onboarding Counsel
          Interactive Brokers
     
          Compliance Officer
          IG Group

          Marketing Co-ordinator
          Moody’s

          Credit Bureau Data Lead Analyst
          Citi-US
     
          Senior Settlement Analyst
          BP Plc.

Upcoming Events

         April 13, 2019 Chicago Booth | EMERGING MARKETS SUMMIT

            April 17, 2019 CFA Society of Chicago Event | Wall Street Training: Corporate Valuation Methodologies

            April 18, 2019 CFAA Event | Quarterly Happy Hour

            April 19, 2019  Chicago Booth | BOOTH TECHCON

            April 29, 2019 Executives’ Club of Chicago | How Empowering Women Changes the World

            May 4, 2019 CFAA Event | Fundamental Analysis and Stock Picking Workshop

            May 7, 2019 CFA Society of Chicago Event | Big Data, Machine Learning, and AI

CFAA Spotlight | Women’s History Month #BalanceforBetter

What innovative companies and women on boards have in common – Strong female presence on the board was a defining feature of these companies compared to others in their industries.

Should You Buy Boeing Stock Amid Turbulence?

One of the big problems here — and there are many — is that the US and China don’t have matching wish lists.

Target announced that it would be launching three new private-label brands — Auden, Stars Above, and Colsie — which offer low-cost and size-inclusive underwear and sleepwear.

Airbnb Chief Executive Officer Brian Chesky called the acquisition “a big part of building an end-to-end travel platform.”

Job Board
         
          Junior Product Manager
          Theron Technology Solutions

          Data Analyst
          Insight Global, Inc.

          Securities Finance Operations Associate
          ABN AMRO US
    
          Head of Sanctions
          Interative Brokers

          Staff Auditor
          Chicago Mercantile Exchange

          Investment Analyst
          Citadel

          Quantitative Researcher
          Ginkgo LLC
     
          Client Onboarding Counsel
          Interactive Brokers
     
          Credit Bureau Data Lead Analyst
          Citi-US

          Associate Banker
          Citi-US

          Financial Consultant
          Fidelity Investments-US
     
          Data Scientist
          NFA


Upcoming Events

            March 18, 2019 The Chicago Council on Global Affairs | The Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

            March 12, 2019  Chicago Booth | Entrepreneurs Must (and Can) See the Future

            March 22, 2019 CFA Society of Chicago Event | March Investment Exchange Forum 

            April 2, 2019 CFA Society of Chicago Event | The Equity Risk Premium: Applications for Investment Decision-Making 

            April 3, 2019 Executives’ Club of Chicago | Global Leadership Series: Merging Profits and Social Responsibility

            April 4, 2019  Chicago Booth | A Meeting of the Minds: Business and the Human

            April 29, 2019 Executives’ Club of Chicago | How Empowering Women Changes the World

CFAA Spotlight | 2019 CFAA Chinese New Year Reception

New round of trade talks between U.S, China to begin tomorrow – Washington could agree to extend the deadline without a deal if talks are progressing. 

Looking ahead, the Fed theoretically could still raise interest rates this year, meaning that January’s announcement could just be an indication it’s taking a wait-and-see approach based on the state of the economy.

Where Europe Would Be Hurt Most by a No-Deal Brexit

All you need to know about the next generation of wireless technology

 
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

          Managing Director
          Mesirow Financial

          Investment Analyst
          Citadel

          Head of High-Frequency Proprietary Trading
          Winston fox
     
          Compliance Director
          The Compliance Search Group
     
          Credit Bureau Data Lead Analyst
          Citi-US

          Treasury Consultant
          Citi-US

          Investment Counselor
          Citi
     
          Administrator Oversight -Analyst/Associate
          Goldman Sachs USA


Upcoming Events

            February 12, 2019 The Chicago Council on Global Affairs | The New Rules of War

            February 13, 2019  Chicago Booth | DINNER AND CONVERSATION: PE IN ENERGY

            February 15, 2019 CFA Society of Chicago Event | February Investment Exchange Forum

            February 19, 2019 CFAA Event | 2019 CFAA Chinese New Year Reception

            February 20, 2019 CFA Society of Chicago Event | Portfolio Construction

            February 26, 2019 Executives’ Club of Chicago | Become the Disruptor, Not the Disrupted

            February 28, 2019 CFA Society of Chicago Event | February Informal Monthly Happy Hour

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

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