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“If you torture the data long enough, it will confess.” Opening the keynote address at the Northern Finance Association Conference in September with this quote by Nobel Prize-winning economist Ronald Coase, Campbell Harvey, professor of finance at Duke University, spoke about the challenges of using data empirically. He cited being careful about data selection, delegation, […]


Looking at South Korea today, it’s hard to believe the country was one of the world’s poorest just a few decades ago. But since the 1960s, its economy has been growing quickly. “In fact, from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, it had one of the highest growth rates in the world, and at times in […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 26, 2019 January 9, 2021
  • 09:38

While the term artificial intelligence was first coined in 1956 and has come in and out of vogue, it’s likely here to stay this time, said Paulo Salomao, managing director of asset management and pensions at Accenture, speaking at the CFA Society Toronto’s annual spring pension conference on March 28. An AI winter isn’t on […]


While the role of data in equities management is important, human expertise is still key, according to speakers at the CFA Society Toronto’s 2019 equities symposium on Jan. 22. “If you want to beat the market as an active manager you have to believe you know something that the market hasn’t incorporated into prices,” said […]


With technology disrupting various industries, the opportunities are clear. But how can companies ensure they’re adopting new technology responsibly, while minimizing risks? A  paper published by MFS Investment Management outlines a framework for how to review the ethics of technology when looking at companies as investments. “We don’t really look at any company as being […]


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The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

We’re poised to allow robots to make more decisions – what happens when they’re wrong?

  • By: Scot Blythe
  • November 1, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 10:00
Deutsche CEO Warns of Big Job Losses From AI

Robots will replace accountants as AI takes hold in banking sector.

  • September 18, 2017 September 13, 2019
  • 13:14