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Reduce Tension in the Team: Don’t Attack

Tension, friction, and conflict are common in the workplace, especially when pressure is high. One habit, or nonhabit, in particular, helps to reduce conflict and build trust. It may sound simple, but it's difficult to achieve. The practice is this: Don’t attack people.

Behind the Hype: Barclays Report on Machine Learning in Investment Management

Alternative data is already being used by investment managers, but one of the bigger questions is whether it is worth the cost — not only the upfront costs, but also the opportunity cost.

Where Markets Fail: Visible Hands

Markets frequently fail, despite their pristine reputation among capitalists. One way is the many actions taken by buyers and sellers to tilt a transaction in their favor. These visible hands create asymmetries between the parties. Jason Voss, CFA, explains.

Weekend Reads from India: Mental Accounts and an Exploding Middle Class

Retail investors, with their varied illusions about wealth, are the weakest link in the financial services ecosystem, Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, observes.

Geopolitical Uncertainty in Investing: Plan for Every Scenario

Politics and geopolitics are polarizing and confusing. Yet it is critical that investors integrate such criteria into their analysis, according to Willis Sparks.

Book Review: High Yield Debt

High Yield Debt succeeds as a concise and thorough primer on the speculative-grade debt market, including not only high-yield bonds but also leveraged loans and other related asset types. The author, who manages a credit hedge fund, presents sound conclusions on such controversial topics as the impact of exchange-traded funds on market volatility. The book is an invaluable resource for its target market of institutional decision makers.

US Economy: Swimming with the Tide?

Warren Buffett once said, “You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.” Could the tide be receding for the US economy? Ron Rimkus, CFA, explores the question.

CorpGov Roundup: A New Index, Say on Pay, Potential Changes to Listing Rules, and More

A new index for tracking the performance of non-state-owned organizations and moves toward taking some steps that are counter to good corporate governance made news in June.

Can Infrastructure Investing Deliver?

More infrastructure spending could open up significant opportunities for core infrastructure companies and related businesses, propelling US equity indexes higher, writes Sherree DeCovny.

10 Steps to Jump-Starting a Stalled Job Search

What should you do when your job search has stalled? Executive coach Robert Hellmann discussed 10 steps for revitalizing your efforts.