Barbara Stewart

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Barbara Stewart, CFA is one of the world’s leading researchers on women and finance. Barbara is an advocate for women, for diversity, and for financial education, both in public and as a consultant using her proprietary research skills to help large global financial institutions seeking to transform themselves. Barbara is a frequent interview guest on TV, radio and print, both financial and general interest, as well as a former columnist both in print and online for Postmedia newspapers in Canada. Barbara is a contributor to the CFA Institute’s Enterprising Investor website. For more information about Barbara’s research, please see www.barbarastewart.ca.

Bonded—Getting a Fix on “Fixed Income”

Most investors believe that owning bonds— also called fixed income securities, bond funds or exchange traded funds/ETFs—always de-risks an investment portfolio. But this is...

What’s Your Spending Style?

We make spending decisions every day. Should I buy the dress? Where should we go for dinner? Where should we take our vacation? I’ve been...

Invest in the Best: Wine, Jewels, Art, Land, and Music

Should the average investor consider investing in some of the less traditional asset classes? Sure! Regardless of the prevailing interest rate environment, it almost...

The Low Down-Are High Returns from Equity at Risk?

According to a 2016 McKinsey report, investors may need to start lowering their expectations due to anticipated diminished returns. So, what to do? Spend...

Put Some Soul into Your Financial Goals

How are you? I asked my brother Paul this last week, and he quoted an article from Jamie Goode that had that question as the...

High Five: 5 Women Share Their Finance Career Stories

When we used to talk about pursuing a career in finance, most people would think they were going to get a job as a...

Why Finance is the “New Black” for Women

I think 2018 is a low-risk time for a woman to work in the high-reward financial industry. Here are the top three reasons why...