Mary Brown

Mary E. Brown, CFA, is a member of the fixed income team of Principal Global Investors, and was previously manager of the Investment Compliance Department. Before joining Principal, Brown worked for Banc of America Securities and Goldman Sachs, supporting equity derivatives trading businesses. She received a MBA in Finance from DePaul University and is a CFA charterholder.

  1. Insurance & Health

    Credit Default Swaps: What Happens In A Credit Event?

    The credit crisis of 2008 prompted important changes to the settlement of credit default swaps.
  2. Insurance & Health

    Liquidity And Toxicity: Will TARP Fix The Financial System?

    TARP is the government's attempt to forestall a deep, extended recession. Will it work?
  3. ETFs

    The Alphabet Soup Of Credit Derivative Indexes

    Find out how these instruments work and how they are used in the market.
  4. ETFs

    Asset-Backed Commercial Paper Carries High Risk

    Asset-backed commercial paper has characteristics that make it much more risky than traditional commercial paper.
  5. Markets & Economy

    A Guide To Global Investment Performance Standards

    Is your investment management firm GIPS compliant? Learn more here.
  6. ETFs

    How Mutual Funds Differ Around The World

    Learn which country has the strictest rules on mutual fund construction and why.
  7. Investing Strategy

    Get Positive Results With Negative Basis Trades

    Capitalize on the difference in spreads between markets with this popular strategy.
  8. ETFs

    Hedge Funds' Higher Returns Come At A Price

    Learn how hedge funds win big gains for investors - and why they sometimes lose.
  9. Politics & Money

    6 Outrageous Political Earmarks

    Congress recently failed to adopt a ban on all earmarks. Find out why this type of funding is so controversial, and where it has gone wrong in the past.
  10. Forex & Currencies

    Is The U.S. Still The Center Of The Economic World?

    A weakening currency and huge debts question the U.S.'s position as the world's dominant economic powerhouse.
  11. Financial Analysis

    When Wholesale Funding Goes Bad

    The wholesale funding process is extremely dependent on the credit markets. Therefore, it is not always the best option for a business.
  12. Retirement Planning

    The Gatekeepers: Consultants Hold The Key

    Institutional investment consultants help match up asset managers with large institutions.