NEW YORK (Reuters) – Enhancing ethnic diversity on the world’s financial trading floors is a recipe for deflating devastating bubbles and increasing profits, data from a new study showed on Monday.
“Ethnic diversity is a value in itself. What we show is that it can economically also be valuable in market efficiency terms,” said David Stark, professor of sociology and international affairs at Columbia University.
It was a gloomy, rainy night in Boston last week where emerging market analysts and portfolio managers huddled together before an audience of 75+ people to discuss an equally gloomy situation in Venezuela, specifically whether or not the nation, with the biggest proven oil reserves in the world, is on the precipice of defaulting on its debt.
Trying to figure out what economic and fiscal policies the administration of President Nicolas Maduro will follow to alleviate rampant inflation and shortages is akin to trying to read tea leaves. But a panel put together by EMTA laid out the scenarios and discussed the implications of any potential default. The talk of default really kicked off Sept. 5, 2014 after an article published by former Venezuelan planning minister Ricardo Hausmann and Harvard research fellow Miguel Angel Santos asked whether or not Venezuela should default.