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.
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.
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.
Retail investors, with their varied illusions about wealth, are the weakest link in the financial services ecosystem, Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, observes.
Politics and geopolitics are polarizing and confusing. Yet it is critical that investors integrate such criteria into their analysis, according to Willis Sparks.
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.
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.