Practical analysis for investment professionals
02 July 2012

Top Five Articles from June

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1. The Seven Transferable Lessons of Luxury: What Prestige Brands Can Teach Private Wealth Managers

We all know there is a link between wealth and luxury. But are there any actual business lessons that wealth managers can take from the luxury sector? The short answer is yes.

2. Negative Nominal Debt Yields: How Low Can Yields Go?

How low can negative nominal yield debt securities go? The sky may be the limit, confined only by maturity.

3. Do Good Investment Managers Give Away Great Ideas? It’s Entirely Rational According to New Study

A newly updated study of the market-beating stock recommendations posted to Value Investors Club, a private online community restricted to 250 elite money managers, provides further insights on why professional investors at rival firms may be motivated to share ideas and collaborate.

4. Behavioral Intelligence: Can It Help Managers Generate Alpha?

Can a better understanding of behavioral finance, that is, behavioral intelligence, translate into improved investment returns? Opinion may be divided, but research suggests that it can.

5. Financial Engineers Behaving Boldly: Emanuel Derman

Nobody personifies a “quant” like Emanuel Derman. In his latest book, Derman smartly draws distinctions between three primary ways of describing the world.

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About the Author(s)
Jennifer Curry

Jennifer Curry formerly served as managing editor of the Enterprising Investor. Previously, she was the social media manager at the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA). Prior to her work at NYSSA, Curry worked as the senior project editor for a nonfiction imprint at Barnes & Noble Publishing and as an assistant editor at the H.W. Wilson Company. She is the editor of several volumes in the Reference Shelf series, and her writing has appeared in Smithsonian, IndustryWeek, Barnes & Noble Review, and other publications. Curry holds a BS in journalism and a BA in anthropology from the University of Kansas, and an MA in anthropology from Hunter College, City University of New York.

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