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Cryptocurrencies: Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

What are initial coin offerings (ICOs)? Umed Saidov, CFA, shares his take in the latest edition of his Cryptocurrencies series.

Top Five Articles from September: ESG, Mutual Fund Momentum, the US Economy

The ascent of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, plus Nicolas Rabener on mutual fund momentum chasing and liquid alternatives are among the leading posts from September.

Liquid Alternatives: Alternative Enough?

How do liquid alternatives perform from a risk-and-return perspective in the context of an equity portfolio?

10 Rules for Marketing Alternative Funds

Unforced errors in their advertising can undermine the credibility alternative asset managers work so hard to build. These 10 guidelines can help prevent such mistakes.

Top Five Articles from August: Growth vs. Value, Blockchain, Tax-Loss Harvesting

In August's leading posts, Larry Cao, CFA, receives a blockchain update, Julie Hammond, CFA, considers the state of fixed income, and Clare Flynn Levy shares tips for succeeding as a portfolio manager.

Blockchain: A Progress Report

Critics of blockchain technology claim that it is too slow for financial transactions and that its consensus mechanism uses too much energy. In this interview, Carl Wegner of the blockchain technology developer R3 paints a more encouraging picture.

Top Five Articles from July: Private Equity, ESG, High Yield Today

Why do professional investors talk about behavioral finance more than they apply its insights? How do single stocks influence factor returns? The leading Enterprising Investor posts from last month address these questions and more.

Private Equity Funds: Leverage and Performance Evaluation

Leverage is pervasive in today’s private equity markets. Antonella Puca, CFA, CIPM, CPA, explores how private equity funds apply it and how investors should approach it.

Will Bitcoin Make It?

Portfolio managers and advisers who have accepted bitcoin and cryptocurrencies on a conceptual level must wrestle with practical questions for their flesh-and-blood clients, says Ron Rimkus, CFA.

The Media Challenge for Cryptoasset Investors

At the core of the cryptocurrency craze is the fear of missing out (FOMO).



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