Over the last two weeks, both institutional and retail investors have gotten a rude awakening from fund managers whose strategies – well, for lack of a better word – failed. Both of these investors’ managers touted their products as ones that zig when the markets zag – in others hedge the volatility and risk associated…

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Today’s fast-paced and dynamic world means that opportunities to learn new skills and grow professionally are practically boundless for those who want to seize them. We’ve identified a few key actions to take to ensure that you’re on the right path forward. Consistent Training & Development. Training and development are critical for any professional. It…

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Although there are many categories of training, employees with cross-departmental skills are an important asset to any organization. But what does training and development, mean to your organization? Training presents a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all employees, but many employers in the current climate find development opportunities expensive. Employees attending training…

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A lot of misinformation floats around the internet and through workplaces about what professional development entails and what employees should expect from their employers in terms of support, benefits, and total compensation. Below, we dispel five common myths. Myth #1 Broadening your skills will be easy. Professional development takes time and energy. Finding a course…

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Robust investment due diligence procedures are no longer best practice. They’re a regulatory requirement under MiFID II which was due to roll out this month and is still scheduled to come into force in the next few months. With this in mind, it is worth revisiting your own investment due diligence procedures and being aware of what…

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Geoff Cole and Jackie Colella, Sapient Global Markets Typically considered an instrument reserved for hedge funds and complex investment strategies, derivatives are becoming far more common today within investment portfolios. Desire for benchmark outperformance and product differentiation in a crowded marketplace has led to a marked increase in the use of derivatives within US mutual…

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Geoff Cole and Jackie Colella, Sapient Global Markets Typically considered an instrument reserved for hedge funds and complex investment strategies, derivatives are becoming far more common today within investment portfolios. Desire for benchmark outperformance and product differentiation in a crowded marketplace has led to a marked increase in the use of derivatives within US mutual…

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