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Martin Fridson, CFA

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Biography

Martin Fridson, CFA, is, according to the New York Times, “one of Wall Street’s most thoughtful and perceptive analysts.” The Financial Management Association International named him its Financial Executive of the Year in 2002. In 2000, Fridson became the youngest person ever inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame. He has been a guest lecturer at the graduate business schools of Babson, Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke, Fordham, Georgetown, Harvard, MIT, New York University, Notre Dame, Rutgers, and Wharton, as well as the Amsterdam Institute of Finance. Fridson's writings have been praised widely for their humor, rigor, and utility. He holds a BA in history from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Author's Posts
Book Review: Asset Allocation and Private Markets

Even investors who operate exclusively in public markets can benefit from the book’s thoughtful and sometimes unconventional takes.

Book Review: The Day the Markets Roared

Henry Kaufman shows that he was an innovator in the analysis of financial markets.

Book Review: Active Investing in the Age of Disruption

Evan L. Jones’s vantage point as a manager of managers brings invaluable insight to the most vital issues facing investment professionals.

Book Review: Wealth of Wisdom

The editors are to be commended for creating a genuinely valuable resource for wealth management specialists.

Book Review: The Ethical Investor’s Handbook

That investing responsibly is complicated does not imply that investors should abandon the effort, in Morten Strange’s view.

Book Review: The New Stock Market

The New Stock Market is a truly impressive achievement.

Book Review: Getting Back to Business

Getting Back to Business challenges the premises and prescriptions of modern portfolio theory (MPT) and offers an alternative investment approach.

Book Review: Financial Behavior

This multi-author volume ranges well beyond the topic evoked by its title — namely, behavioral finance.

Book Review: Winning the Loser’s Game

This book’s greatest value to investment professionals is its analysis of the organizational dynamics of institutional investing.

Book Review: Economics for Independent Thinkers

Economics for Independent Thinkers is useful to practitioners who make economic forecasts. Investment strategist Daniel Nevins, CFA, recounts becoming a skeptic about the application of quantitative methods to economics and about standard prediction methods, such as the lagging nature of consumer confidence surveys. He especially disdains economists who strive to make reality fit their models.