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A Guide to Donor-Advised Funds: Five Factors

What are the basic features of donor-advised funds (DAFs) and what are the considerations in the asset allocation decision for a given donor?

Creating Anti-Fragile Portfolios

Is a portfolio long or short volatility? That question is becoming more and more critical.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Sell Mutual Funds: Three Phases

How can artificial intelligence (AI) transform how investment products are distributed?

Redefining Fixed Income

The golden age of fixed income is over. That means we have to rethink portfolio management and risk control.

Crypto Dreamin’? The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The author explains why he remains skeptical and has grown cynical about cryptocurrencies.

Modern Private Equity and the End of Creative Destruction

Our economies are under the stewardship of fund managers with one goal in mind: to maximize fee income, even if it means holding on to impaired assets.

What Drives Indian Private Equity Returns — Growth or Alpha?

What explains the total weighted average IRR of Indian private equity?

Private Equity: The Weight of the COVID-19 Crown

What happens to private equity valuations when public equity markets collapse?

Singapore REIT Fee Structures: Are Investor and Manager Interests Aligned?

How can we gauge whether the interests of REIT unitholders and their managers are really in sync?