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How New Jersey Is Making Energy Efficiency More Attractive to Investors

Posted March 31, 2016 at 6:00 AM EST

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By adopting a codified set of standards for energy-efficiency projects, New Jersey is at the head of the green investment pack.


 

Combating Climate Risk Calls for Strong Stewardship

Posted March 20, 2016 at 7:00 AM EST

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The People's Climate March in September 2014 filled Manhattan with activists. Photo credit: Andy Katz/Bigstock

As responsible fiduciaries, institutional investors need to push U.S. companies on climate risk disclosure and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.


 

Crash Risk: Is It Hidden in Your Portfolio?

Posted March 19, 2016 at 10:00 AM EST

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Rather than shift allocations, it might be best to wait out the current environment and then assess the amount of crash risk you have.


 

Do Hedge Funds Provide a Hedge to Taxes?

Posted March 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM EST

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Tax liabilities make a significant dent in the already shaky returns in many hedge funds.


 

Death and Taxes: Ben Franklin and Wealth Management

Posted March 13, 2016 at 6:00 AM EST

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When it comes to strategies for ultra-high-net-worth individuals, Ben Franklin, David Swensen and Warren Buffett are on the same page.


 

The Fintech Ultimatum: Adapt or Die

Posted March 9, 2016 at 4:00 PM EST

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The success of financial services companies depends on their ability to take advantage of innovations coming out of the fintech revolution.


 

How Private Equity Is Heeding the Call of Impact Investing

Posted March 8, 2016 at 4:00 PM EST

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The sector is a natural source of capital for projects seeking to generate positive social or environmental impact.


 

How to Move Distributed Ledger Application Forward

Posted March 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM EST

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Regulators can help ensure that proper technology, governance and standards be put in place to streamline posttrade processing.


 

Bigger vs. Better: How China Is Rebalancing Its Growth

Posted March 4, 2016 at 6:00 AM EST

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China Premier Li Keqiang speaks with President Xi Jinping at last year's Congress. Credit: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

To understand China’s 8 percent growth target, it helps to understand why the country chose that number in the first place.