CFA Institute's Marg Franklin: The changing face of asset management

Franklin joined industry over 30 years ago

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CFA Institute's Marg Franklin

Marg Franklin, chief executive officer of CFA Institute, speaks with Alex Rolandi about the challenges facing asset management, how to nurture a positive work-life balance, and the role the industry plays in providing future financial security in times of uncertainty.

The asset management world has changed a lot since Marg Franklin, chief executive officer of CFA Institute, first joined the industry over 30 years ago. "In hindsight," she tells Investment Week, "it was a pretty simple model; largely institutional, you know - risk and return." And the returns were plentiful, she adds. "It was the era of declining inflation, declining interest rates and growing productivity - the perfect trifecta for assets to rise." But now the asset management industry is at an inflection point, she notes. Starting with the investment landscape, the opportunities...

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