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Ace Greenberg’s Everlasting Brand

Posted August 31, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST

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The former Bear Stearns CEO passed away this summer, but his magical and multifaceted impact on the many who knew him will long live on.


 

Unbundling the U.K.’s New Rules on Brokerage Fees

Posted August 19, 2014 at 4:14 PM EST

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The Financial Conduct Authority’s July review of commissions transparency represents progress. But the future of unbundling remains hazy.


 

Analyzing Climate Risk: Why Mandatory Reporting Matters

Posted August 16, 2014 at 12:00 PM EST

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Climate change is an increasingly serious risk for companies and for their investors. Now there’s a new tool to help analyze what if anything companies are doing about it.


 

Investing in Emerging-Markets Equities Without Benchmark Risk

Posted August 13, 2014 at 5:30 PM EST

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Using a managed-volatility strategy, investors can gain the return premium of emerging-markets stocks while avoiding many of the risks.


 

Saudi Market Opening Has Big Attractions for Foreign Investors

Posted August 10, 2014 at 7:00 AM EST

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Tadawul offers exposure to a fast-growing consumer market, giving global investors a low-risk way to diversify their emerging-markets holdings.


 

Private Equity Firms Play Ball with the Insurance Industry

Posted August 5, 2014 at 12:30 PM EST

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By investing in parts of insurance companies, private equity firms intend to load the bases rather than knock funds right out of the park.


 

Flight Path for the SEC’s Tick-Size Pilot

Posted August 4, 2014 at 7:30 AM EST

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The recent announcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s tick-size pilot program proves that when the U.S. Congress wants something, it can be very persistent.


 

Four Years Later: Dodd-Frank and Derivatives

Posted August 1, 2014 at 7:00 AM EST

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Since the passage of the regulatory reforms, derivatives market players can step back and see what’s worked and what needs improvement.