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Barton Waring

Managing director and head of the Client Advisory Group at Barclays Global Investors.  Previously, head of Ibbotson Associates.

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Let WSYD Be Your Guide 

April 8th, 2019 | Filed under: Newly Added, What about beta?, Hedge Funds, Guest Posts, Alternative Investments in Context, Allocating to A.I.

By Bill Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association WWJD has been a motto for certain holy rollers who ask, ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ in any variety of situations. Perhaps this phrase is meant to serve as an ethical guide or a touchstone back to someone who might just know what is right more than you do. ThisRead More

Pension funds and minor hockey: not really that different

October 28th, 2010 | Filed under: Today's Post, Institutional Investing

If pensions funds were hockey teams, it seems many of them probably wouldn't want to watch the scoreboard too closely.Read More

Siegel: Carefully selecting “exotic betas” a worthwhile pursuit

October 24th, 2007 | Filed under: Alternative Beta & Hedge Fund Replication, Guest Posts welcomes a special guest posting from one of the big names in institutional asset management, Laurence Siegel of the Ford Foundation. Here's what he has to say about "exotic beta".Read More

ABN AMRO’s Asset Management Business: A moment of truth for Barclays

March 21st, 2007 | Filed under: Institutional Investing

Looks like BoNY M will have to update its list of trillionaires.  Number one UBS ($2.016t) is being trumped by Barclay’s / ABN AMRO ($2.058t).  But the difference is “razor thin” at a mere $42 billion (a tad larger than the GDP of Kenya for those keeping score at home).Read More