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Mark Harrison, CFA

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Biography

Mark Harrison, CFA, was director of journal publications at CFA Institute, where he supported a suite of member publications, including the Financial Analysts Journal, In Practice summaries, and CFA Digest. He has more than 12 years of investment experience as a portfolio manager and securities analyst. Harrison is a graduate of the University of Oxford.

Author's Posts
Unapologetic after All These Years: Eugene Fama Defends Investor Rationality and Market Efficiency
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The father of modern finance took on critics of efficient markets and issued stinging rebukes of “too big to fail” banks, pension plans, active management, and behavioral finance.

Unapologetic after All These Years: Eugene Fama Defends Investor Rationality and Market Efficiency
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The father of modern finance took on critics of efficient markets and issued stinging rebukes of “too big to fail” banks, pension plans, active management, and behavioral finance.

James Montier: More Realistic Financial Models Incorporating Illiquidity and Leverage Are Needed

Financial theorists, policymakers, and practitioners created the financial crisis with “bad models, bad policies, bad incentives, and bad behavior,” said James Montier of GMO UK Ltd.

James Montier: More Realistic Financial Models Incorporating Illiquidity and Leverage Are Needed
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Financial theorists, policymakers, and practitioners created the financial crisis with “bad models, bad policies, bad incentives, and bad behavior,” said James Montier of GMO UK Ltd.

Measuring Investor Overcrowding
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Are institutional investors mostly investing in the same securities at the same time? And can a better understanding of such crowding help investors?

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Take 15: Evaluating Performance Attributions and New Models to Measure Risk

Carl R. Bacon, CIPM, a performance measurement specialist, discusses the evolution of performance attribution, the latest developments in performance measurement, and the issue of ex post risk.

Bank for International Settlements’ Cecchetti Lays Out Case for Basel III, Calls for Greater Investor Vigilance
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The economist defended provisions that tighten capital and liquidity requirements against criticisms from bankers that the rules are curbing lending and holding back economic recovery.

“We are Looking Straight into the Face of a Great Depression,” says Simon Johnson
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The former IMF Chief Economist sees everywhere an unjustified deference towards the big banks and an aversion to doing anything that would be contrary to their interests.