As discussed in Part 1 of this blog series, the Certified Financial Planner (CFPⓇ) exam can be a stressful and intimidating experience. With eight areas of content to cover – both as siloed financial knowledge and also as an integrated approach to building a comprehensive financial plan – it's important to be organized and intentional in your study efforts.
Let’s talk about the right approach(es) and the proper study techniques you need to pass the CFPⓇ exam with confidence and get the certification you need to advance your career in finance and investing.
The results of this research extend the literature in a number of areas including: the analyst forecast literature; the literature on behavioral accounting and finance with respect to corporate decision-making all in the context of gender; and the dominant role of the CEO on information transparency.
The article aims to provide insights into the gender gaps in executive employment and compensation, explore the role of corporate culture and temporal flexibility in these gaps, and understand the factors influencing gender differences in entry, exit, and pay among top business executives.
We examine gender differences in the language of CFOs who participate in quarterly earnings calls. Female executives are more concise and less optimistic, are clearer, use fewer idioms or clichés, and provide more numbers in their speech. These differences are particularly strong in the more spontaneous Questions and Answers (QA) section of the calls and are reflected in stronger market and analyst reactions. Gender differences seem to be associated with CFO overconfidence.
There is a “Pink” elephant in the room. The paucity of women in the key investment and decisión-making roles in finance is that “pink” elephant. While women are represented at 33%, 37%, and 63% in the law, medical, and accounting professions, respectively (Morningstar 2016), the percentage of female investment decision-makers in investment pales in comparison at less than 10%. And it gets worse if we look at sub-sectors. Take private equity, it’s 6% (Lietz, 2011), hedge funds at 3% (Soloway, 2011), or investment banking documented in this scorecard, at a global median of 0%.
To date, there is no large-sample empirical evidence on gender balance and career outcomes in academic finance. Though we have looked into and observed where are the women in finance and women in the C-Suite. This paper specifically looks to proved insight into the statistics of female representation in the academic arena of finance.
This is the second article in a series on women in leadership roles. To dig deeper into where women are in finance we analyzed 36,499 functional positions for the COO, CCO, and CTO roles in 29 countries, including 25 developed markets and Brazil, Russia, India, China (the “BRICs”). All public and private firms in the finance industry were included regardless of market capitalization or other characteristics.
In this original research, Elisabetta and I study data across 29 global markets and provide empirical data on the following question: What percentage of CFO [...]
BROOMALL, PA -- Alpha Architect, LLC announces that Jess Bost, RICPⓇ has joined the firm as Vice President - Brand Partnerships. In her newly created [...]
CFO Gender and Financial Statement Irregularities V.K.Gupta, S. Mortal, B. Chakrabarty, X. Guo, D. B. TurbanAcademy of Management Journal, 2019A version of this paper can [...]
Independent Women: Investing in British Railways, 1870-1922 Graeme G. Acheson; Gareth Campbell; Áine Gallagher and John D. TurnerEconomic History Review, 2020A version of this paper [...]
Today, we are interviewing Perth Tolle, Founder and CEO of Life and Liberty Indexes, a provider of the world's first freedom-weighted Indices. I met Perth [...]
Today, we are interviewing someone from my country and a pioneer of data science education in Italy: Paola Cerchiello, Senior Assistant Professor of Data Science [...]
Today, we are interviewing Dr. Nicole Boyson, Professor of Finance at Northeastern University. (Here is a link to her SSRN page) I had the pleasure [...]
Today, we are interviewing Renee Yao, Founder and CEO of Neo Ivy Capital. We started our conversation by comparing notes on the very limited number [...]
This is the first of a new series of interviews with inspiring women in finance, a new initiative we (Elisabetta Basilico and Tommi Johnsen) launched [...]