Swiss National Bank Abandons Its Commitment to Support the Euro

Jan 15th, 2015 | Filed under: Editorial, Guest Posts, Letters to the Editor, Macroeconomics

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

Time for a Reset

Oct 10th, 2013 | Filed under: Editorial, Today's Post

By John Brynjolfsson, Chief Investment Officer, Armored Wolf The nation is at an impasse. Though some may quip that markets have barely reacted to the shutdown, and pending debt ceiling crisis, Washington gridlock has costs. Perhaps not catastrophic at the scale of a nuclear attack, or a Lehman crisis, and perhaps exaggerated by Republicans and […]

Not the Time for Political Calculus Regarding Bombing Syria

Aug 31st, 2013 | Filed under: Editorial, Letters to the Editor

Guest columnist John Brynjolfsson looks at the market repercussions of the Syria issue.

Risk Management versus Risk Mitigation & Absolute Return versus Hedge Funds

Jan 31st, 2013 | Filed under: Alpha Strategies, Best Practices, Editorial, Hedge Fund Industry Trends, Today's Post

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

The Game of Fiscal Cliff

Dec 18th, 2012 | Filed under: Editorial, Today's Post

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

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

Nov 13th, 2012 | Filed under: Alpha Strategies, Editorial, Today's Post

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.

Asset Management and the Future Global Pension Crisis

Nov 6th, 2012 | Filed under: Editorial, Institutional Investing, Today's Post

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

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

Oct 30th, 2012 | Filed under: Editorial, Guest Posts, Today's Post

Nick Lawler on the JOBS Act.

Vale: Jacques Barzun

Oct 29th, 2012 | Filed under: Editorial, Today's Post

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 New York Times that gives the […]

Venture capital is not dead, but bad venture should be

Jun 29th, 2012 | Filed under: Editorial, 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?

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

May 17th, 2012 | Filed under: Editorial, Today's Post

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