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How Firms Managing Only Pooled Funds Can Claim GIPS Compliance

The "Guidance Statement on Firms Managing Only Broad Distribution Pooled Funds" addresses how firms that manage only BDPFs can claim compliance with the GIPS standards.

2024 US Wealth Management Outlook: In with Alternatives?

The instability and uncertainty of recent years demonstrate how vital it is to look beyond traditional securities and embrace a flexible mindset.

AI’s Carbon Footprint: Balancing Innovation with Sustainability

The future of artificial intelligence (AI) should not just be smart, it must also be sustainable.

The Low-Volatility Factor and Occam’s Razor

Will the low-volatility premium continue to be the best-kept secret in financial markets?

Take the SEC Marketing Rule Survey by 1 April  

How is your firm complying with the performance requirements of the SEC Marketing Rule?

Mergers and Acquisitions in 2024: Headwinds to Tailwinds?

With wide spreads, an improved playbook for assessing deal risk, and the potential for more M&A activity to materialize, 2024 could be a strong year for merger arbitrage performance. 

Mike Tang, CFA, CPA, on Spin-Off Listings in Hong Kong SAR

What's the appeal of spin-offs in general and in Mainland China and Hong Kong SAR, in particular? KPMG partner Mike Tang, CFA, CPA, shares his insights.

Book Review: The Four Pillars of Investing, Second Edition 

William J. Bernstein provides a comprehensive guide that offers important insights and practical strategies for creating and maintaining a successful investment portfolio.

Plan Sponsor Priorities for 2024: A Seven-Item Checklist

What topics in particular should defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors keep front of mind this year?

It’s Not Always the Economy: Five Questions to Gauge Financial Markets

The economy matters, but it matters differently to different investors depending on their distinct objectives, timelines, and asset allocation. And it’s not the only thing that matters.