ZOLIO FEATURED NEWS
ZOLIO WOMEN’S COMPETITION
Zolio Women’s Competition Meet and Greet event in Boston, February 22, 2017 [L-R] Pavithra Paravatsu, Competition Winner; Olive Darragh, Zolio President and founder; Shaima Ahmadi, Competition Creativity Winner/Performance Mention.
The Zolio Women’s Investment Competition was created as a vehicle for women of all skill levels in investing and finance to try managing money and learn about the stock market in a risk-free way. The Zolio Women’s Competition awarded over $10,000 in cash and prizes based not only on portfolio performance, but also strength of trading plans, creativity, and level of engagement and resilience of the participants.
STATE STREET ADVISORS
State Street Advisors has installed a statue of a girl in front of the Wall Street bull in downtown Manhattan and has asked over 3,500 companies to take steps to increase the number of women on their boards. [PHOTO: Rachael Levy]
From Business Insider: State Street Global Advisors, the world’s third-largest asset manager, installed a bronze statue of a defiant girl in front of Wall Street’s iconic charging bull statue as part of its new campaign to pressure companies to add more women to their boards. State Street has cited gender diversity as a way to improve company performance and increase shareholder value.
ZOLIO MARKET COMMENTARY
The efficient market hypothesis (EMH) is touted by many retirement advisors and financial planners as an orthodoxy that tells investors that, whatever they do, they should avoid active funds.read more
Have you heard self-driving cars are going to replace normal cars in 5 years? If you have, so did I—in fact, I first heard this about 7 years ago. Which is funny, because self-driving cars still aren’t really here, except in some very small fringe cases that are still rare enough to be newsworthy.read more
A big story happened to a small-cap company recently, when Comscore (SCOR) CEO Byran Wiener and President Sara Hofstetter suddenly announced their departure from the firm. A flurry of sell-side reports followed, largely positive, reiterating their optimistic view on the company.read more
Imagine for a minute that you’re a financial analyst at a hedge fund. You’re paid well, but you’re paid much, much better if you provide recommendations that outperform. How, then would you make those recommendations to perform as highly as possible to in turn be compensated as well as possibly?read more
Aspiring financiers are often blindsighted by the reality that banking is, ultimately, a people job—that is to say, an industry in which relationships, connections, and interacting with customers, clients, and vendors is the most valuable skill of them all.read more
The bond vigilantes were a massive and towering figure in the early 1990s, shortly after the term was coined by Ed Yardini, a particularly successful financier who remains a prominent blogger.read more
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