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A Reality Check on Active Share

Posted April 30, 2015 at 8:00 PM EST

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The widely touted metric of active management has little correlation with actual investment performance.


 

Building Unconstrained Fixed Income into a Portfolio

Posted April 29, 2015 at 7:00 AM EST

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Managers should include unconstrained fixed-income with a core-based strategy, not as a replacement.


 

45 Years Later, Earth Day Is Just Getting Started

Posted April 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM EST

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The global environmental movement is gaining steam, powered by green institutional investment and agreements on carbon emissions.


 

Earth Day Pay Day: Bankers Work to Make Nature Finance Itself

Posted April 22, 2015 at 4:00 PM EST

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Green finance is more than good public relations. Putting money in environmental sustainability makes investment sense.


 

Climate Change Denial Versus Fiduciary Duty

Posted April 19, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST

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By forbidding its staff to mention climate change while at work, the trustees of a Wisconsin public agency are failing at their role as fiduciaries.


 

Distinguishing Between FOMC Myth and Reality

Posted April 15, 2015 at 8:00 PM EST

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Investors are fixated on exactly when the Federal Reserve will raise rates. They would be better off taking in the larger picture.


 

Bull Session: How to Derisk in a Bull Market

Posted April 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM EST

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Behavioral economics offers important clues into how investors can derisk their equity portfolios during a bull market.


 

The Tide in Europe Is Turning Towards Active Management

Posted April 4, 2015 at 12:05 PM EST

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While passively managed funds allow low fees during times of solid market performance, an active manager can help investors weather more storms.


 

March Madness, Macro-Style: Are Oil Prices the Bracket Buster?

Posted April 1, 2015 at 6:00 PM EST

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The lack of petrodollars could turn out to be an upset to investors’ long-term outlooks on currency and equity markets.