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30 June 2014

Top Five Articles from June: Intuition, Private Equity, and ESG

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1. Skills That Separate You as an Investment Manager: Intuition

If you would like to separate yourself from the crowd of highly motivated and highly intelligent candidates, try adding this to your arsenal of skills: intuition.

2. The Place of Private Equity in a Diversified Investor’s Portfolio

The recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing of Energy Future Holdings Corporation casts an unflattering light on the rarefied sphere of private equity investment. We take the opportunity to review recent research on the place of private equity in a diversified investor’s portfolio.

3. Book Review: Bonds Are Not Forever: The Crisis Facing Fixed Income Investors

This book is recommended for anyone interested in the contemporary role of bonds in investment portfolios. The author explores the history of debt from ancient to modern times and discusses the growth of derivatives, developments in risk management, inflation in the modern era, the political backdrop of today’s debt standoffs, and why “bonds are not forever.”

4. The Intuitive Investor: Why Intuition Is Important

There is a growing regard for intuition as many successful investors, including George Soros, attribute their success to it. Here is why intuition is important.

5. How Can Fixed-Income Investors Address ESG Considerations?

There is increasing interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, but how can investors apply ESG considerations to their decision-making process?


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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.

1 thought on “Top Five Articles from June: Intuition, Private Equity, and ESG”

  1. Chetan Bondarde says:

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