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When Debt Is More Than Debt

Posted June 28, 2016 at 9:00 PM EST

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Before going into hybrid securities, investors owe it to themselves to investigate more than what may be apparent on the surface.


 

Brexit: Global Economy Not So Settled After All

Posted June 24, 2016 at 8:10 PM EST

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The questions lingering over what happens next for the U.K. is only the first cause for economic uncertainty.


 

A Hedge Fund Adviser’s Open Letter to Pension Trustees

Posted June 20, 2016 at 7:45 PM EST

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Amid recent doom and gloom over hedge funds, advisers need to be prepared with a rationale for allocating to high-fee asset strategies.


 

Fintech: If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

Posted June 19, 2016 at 7:00 AM EST

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Banks are battling obsolescence by collaborating, instead of competing, with tech rivals, which increasingly are acting the same way.


 

Hidden Director Conflicts Should Be Disclosed to Investors

Posted June 16, 2016 at 7:00 AM EST

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Transparency of special compensation agreements is in the best interests of both corporations and shareholders.


 

For a Sharply Divided FOMC, It’s All About Inflation

Posted June 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM EST

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Whereas a lackluster May jobs report hangs over Fed policymakers, sluggish price growth remains the key factor in FOMC policy.


 

The Next Goalpost for Frontier Markets: Privatization

Posted June 10, 2016 at 9:32 PM EST

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Efforts by frontier-markets governments to sell off state-owned enterprises mean opportunity for market-beating returns for foreign investors.


 

Silk Road Consensus Emerges Linking Middle East and China

Posted June 4, 2016 at 4:00 PM EST

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China and the Gulf region have been trading for centuries. It’s time to revive those ancient ties with modern infrastructure.


 

Make Cybersecurity an Essential Part of M&A Due Diligence

Posted June 2, 2016 at 9:37 PM EST

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It’s not prudent to buy a house without checking its structural integrity. Neither is acquiring a company with shoddy cybersecurity.


 

Banks That Understand Regulation and Fintech Are on Track for Success

Posted June 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM EST

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Whereas the regulatory environment may at first blush seem cumbersome, it provides an opportunity for financial institutions to get their houses in order.