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Millennials and Women Redefine What It Means to Be a Reasonable Investor

Posted Jean Rogers • October 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST


Asset managers are going to need access to good sustainability data to meet the needs of Millennial and women investors over the coming decades.


The Tick Size Pilot: Key Trading Considerations

Posted Philip Pearson • October 2, 2016 at 1:00 AM EST


This week the SEC begins its test on trading for small-cap stocks. Here’s what investors should expect.


Fintech’s Biggest Impact May Occur Behind the Scenes

Posted Michael Bodson • September 27, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST


Cloud computing and distributed ledger technology are on track to make waves, but look to the back office for fintech disruption.


The Globalization Backlash Poses a Big Risk to Markets

Posted Erik Weisman • September 23, 2016 at 3:30 PM EST


Policymakers must address the adverse consequences of open trade if they want to stem populist pressures.


What to Expect from the Federal Reserve in December

Posted Shehriyar Antia • September 22, 2016 at 2:05 PM EST


The central bank opted to hold rates steady this time around; expect a little more action by the end of the year.


Delivering Alpha Reveals Fear and Loathing in New York

Posted Bailey McCann • September 21, 2016 at 2:00 AM EST


From billionaire Carl Icahn to a struggling casino worker, attendees of the recent conference agreed that the economy needs help.


It’s Twilight Time for Central Banks

Posted Tad Rivelle • September 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST


Investors beware: By propping up asset prices, the Fed and other central banks have laid the seeds of a credit bust.


Beneath the Sizzle of Artificial Intelligence

Posted Ewan Kirk • September 19, 2016 at 3:15 PM EST


Despite the recent excitement over AI, the biggest opportunities for investors are in machine learning and big data.


ExxonMobil Needs to Serve Its Shareholders on Climate Risk

Posted Shanna Cleveland • September 11, 2016 at 6:00 AM EST

Photo credit: Jonathan Weiss/Bigstock

There is still time for the oil and gas giant to engage with its shareholders over climate risk, but the clock is ticking down.


The U.N.’s SDGs Deliver a Capital Call to the World

Posted Amit Bouri • September 10, 2016 at 8:00 AM EST

United Nations headquarters in New York (Photo credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg)

With the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals celebrating a one-year anniversary, it’s time to take stock of impact investing portfolios.


How Investors Helped Myanmar Telecoms

Posted Julia Robbins, Mary Mervenne • September 8, 2016 at 9:34 AM EST

A man uses a mobile phone in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo credit: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

When going into a completely greenfield market, flexibility, patience and due diligence will go a long way toward ensuring projects’ staying power.


Investors Have Real Power to End Human Trafficking

Posted David Skelding, Julie Tanner • September 5, 2016 at 3:00 PM EST

Pope Francis smiles during the welcoming ceremony at The National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (Photo credit: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg)

Endowments, pension funds and the like have the portfolio power to effect change and end this scourge, which is the world’s fastest-growing crime.


John McEnroe and Larry Summers: Birds of a Feather?

Posted Dan Weil • August 27, 2016 at 11:00 AM EST


The former tennis star and ex–U.S. Treasury secretary both show off-color commentary combined with world-class skill in their respective fields.


To Price Sustainability Risk, You Need an Industry View

Posted Jean Rogers • August 23, 2016 at 1:00 AM EST


Efforts to improve sustainability reporting by companies require taking an industry approach to regulatory disclosure.


What Makes Decisions Legitimate? It Matters for Policy, Markets

Posted Jerome Booth • August 18, 2016 at 3:30 PM EST


The lesson of Brexit and Narendra Modi’s GST victory is that who makes decisions matters just as much, if not more, than the outcome.


Brexit Is a British Shock with Few European or Global Effects

Posted Patrick Artus • August 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST


The economic fallout of the U.K. referendum will have minimal contagion to the euro zone or wider world.


It Took Ten Years, but India Is Getting a Tax That Should Lift Growth

Posted Kenneth Akintewe • August 15, 2016 at 3:00 PM EST


The country’s democracy can slow reform, yet Modi’s steady approach has prevailed on a goods and services tax. Investors should be no less patient.


China Needs to Shut Down Zombie Companies to Ensure Recovery

Posted Fan He • August 8, 2016 at 1:00 AM EST


Government and banks are keeping failing companies alive with cheap credit, exacerbating China’s problems of debt and overcapacity.


How the Market Underestimates South Korea’s Shareholder Efforts

Posted J. Jason Mitchell • August 6, 2016 at 6:00 AM EST


Pending regulations are intended to coax the country’s massive family-owned conglomerates to unlock more value for shareholders.


There Is No Finish Line for Cybersecurity

Posted David Martin • August 5, 2016 at 1:00 AM EST


Companies can’t set up an antimalware patch and dust off their hands. An effective cybersecurity structure needs to evolve constantly.


Is Brexit Really to Blame for Falling Bank Shares?

Posted Simon Maughan • August 4, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST


The Bank of England’s policy moves after the Brexit vote have a greater effect on market trajectory than on the referendum itself.