Browsing: Editorial


Swiss National Bank Abandons Its Commitment to Support the Euro

Jan 15th, 2015 | Filed under: Macroeconomics

John Brynjolfsson on Switzerland's slightly less than neutral stand on the Euro.Read More

Risk Management versus Risk Mitigation & Absolute Return versus Hedge Funds

Jan 31st, 2013 | Filed under: Alpha Strategies, Hedge Fund Industry Trends

Rene Levesque looks at risk management and absolute return from an industry practitioner's point of view.Read More

The Game of Fiscal Cliff

Dec 18th, 2012 | Filed under:

Be first to find your Moral Compass and avoid the perils of the Fiscal Cliff.Read More

Frankenstorm, the Not So Black Swan: Climate as the New Risk Variable

Nov 13th, 2012 | Filed under: Alpha Strategies

Columnist Doug Friedenberg looks at why the American understanding of climate science has been exceptional, why substantial financial interests may bring it in line with the rest of the planet, and why portfolio managers should care in the first place.Read More

Asset Management and the Future Global Pension Crisis

Nov 6th, 2012 | Filed under: Institutional Investing

Shane Brett looks at the future of global pensions and what he sees isn't pretty.Read More

Hedge Funds Must Embrace the New Communications Landscape Post-JOBS Act

Oct 30th, 2012 | Filed under:

Nick Lawler on the JOBS Act.Read More

Vale: Jacques Barzun

Oct 29th, 2012 | Filed under:

The wonderful French-born but long-since Americanized scholar Jacques Barzun died last week, October 25, 2012, roughly a month short of what would have been his 105th birthday. I won’t write him an obituary. Many fine samples of that craft are available. Here is a link to one from The NewRead More

Venture capital is not dead, but bad venture should be

Jun 29th, 2012 | Filed under: Private Equity, Venture capital

A recent Kauffman Foundation Study draws daunting conclusions regarding their 20 year experience in the venture capital sector. AARM Founder, Gitanjali Swamy, believes Good Venture exists and shares a road map to help investors find attractive pockets of investment opportunities in venture. What do you think about the future of venture capital in the United States? Read More

The Bigger They Are, The Harder They (Should) Fail

May 17th, 2012 | Filed under:

Ron Resnick, a co-founder of the financial consulting firm CounselWorks, offers this view of the JPMorgan trading loss.Read More