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2 Critical Questions for the FOMC

Posted July 27, 2016 at 3:07 PM EST

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When it comes to whether or not to hike, policymakers will ponder how much inflation is too much.


 

Brexit Gives a Competitive Boost to U.K., Not a Negative Shock

Posted July 19, 2016 at 9:00 PM EST

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A weak pound and freedom from EU regulatory strictures will stimulate the U.K. economy and leave the worst effects of the referendum to compound the euro zone’s woes.


 

The Value of Cognitive Diversity in Building Investment Teams

Posted July 15, 2016 at 5:50 PM EST

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When assembling an asset management firm’s brain trust, personality diversification is a key part of building the personnel portfolio.


 

Investor Leadership: The Unfinished Story of ExxonMobil and Chevron

Posted July 14, 2016 at 9:00 PM EST

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The handful of asset management firms that hold sizable holdings of fossil fuel companies have the power to make a stand against climate risk.


 

The Ongoing Battle of Cybersecurity

Posted July 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM EST

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Keeping a company protected from hacking and data theft needs to be a continuous process, rather than a set of stopgap solutions.


 

A New Perspective on the Active–Passive Investing Debate

Posted July 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST

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Active managers always outperform passive managers on a benchmark comparison. So why does nobody seem to care?


 

How Automation Keeps the Mutual Fund Industry Moving

Posted July 10, 2016 at 7:00 AM EST

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Streamlined electronic processing got the mutual fund out of the 1980s. The next task for such mutual fund technology: the fiduciary rule.


 

One Giant Leap for Cars, One Small Step for Trading

Posted July 9, 2016 at 5:00 PM EST

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The fully automated processes that power driverless cars might not be the best model for electronic execution.


 

Brexit: A Revolt Against the Globalization of Americanization

Posted July 5, 2016 at 8:50 PM EST

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In rejecting the European Union, British voters have also rejected the rampant globalization of the Washington Consensus.


 

Corporate Governance in Japan: A Work in Progress

Posted July 4, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST

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Toshifumi Suzuki, chairman and CEO of Seven & I Holdings Co. and Noritoshi Murata, president and CEO of Seven & I Photo credit: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

The work on Abenomics’ third arrow is promising so far, yet more needs to be done to ensure maximum value to shareholders.


 

What Seems Like More Red Tape Can Be a MARvelous Opportunity

Posted July 1, 2016 at 7:00 AM EST

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Implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation might appear a financially burdensome headache, but it actually might mean more streamlined data processing.