Practical analysis for investment professionals

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Less Efficient Markets = Higher Alpha?

Shouldn't less efficient capital markets with greater information asymmetries offer more alpha opportunities?

Actively Managed Funds Are Appropriate Options for 401(k) Plans

Actively managed funds can serve plan participants well.

Perpetual Debt Is Already Here

The costs and risks associated with debt have shifted from the borrower to the lender.

“Alpha-Flation”: A Private Market Syndrome

Why does investing in the "average" private market fund seem to go so poorly?

Volmaggedon, Decarbonizing Everything: Financial Analysts Journal Editor’s Snapshot

Financial Analysts Journal managing editor Heidi Raubenheimer, PhD, CFA, provides a synopsis of the latest issue.

Pointless Market Equivalence? If Not the IRR, Why the PME?

The public market equivalent (PME) does not reflect the economic reality of private equity investing.

Strategic Asset Allocation or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Dispersion

The old adage that allocation determines 90% of performance is rapidly becoming outdated.

Down the Rabbit Hole: A Cryptocurrency Primer

Bitcoin and cryptos are not suitable for all investors, but the world of digital assets may be more than a passing fad.

Avoiding Disaster with Catastrophe Bonds?

What role might catastrophe bonds, or cat bonds, play in a diversified portfolio?

Book Review: Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment in Private Equity

Simon Witney provides a groundbreaking overview of effective governance and responsible investment in private equity.



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