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Do Investors Recognise the Conflicts and Incentives in IPOs?

The process for initial public offerings (IPOs) is one of the most opaque areas of the market and is ripe for reform.

Peak Ahead, But Not Just Yet

A. Michael Lippard shares anticipated problems with the markets.

The Secret Revolution in Finance

Who would you rather be? The gold digger or the guy selling tools, Levi's, and food?

Special Report: How Doing What Is Right Helped Build the Indian Financial System

Part two of the interview with Pradip Shah, regarding the creation of CRISIL.

Behavior Patterns Help and Hurt

Repetitive patterns can build nice neat statistical formulas that give us a good chance to be correct most of the time. The problem with that belief is the recognition that we won’t be right all of the time and some of the time, when we are wrong, the results are costly.

Risks Found in this Week’s Readings

How are you looking at the investment world now?

Futurology — Can Things Only Get Better or Worse?

The only certainty about the future is that it will continue to serve as an endless source of debate for intellectuals and economists.

Meet The Hedge Fund Manager Who Asks: Why Are You Not Indexing?

Do you really think that you are good enough to beat the market? If not, Lars Kroijer explains how you can invest simply in low-cost alternatives. It's easier, cheaper, and for many investors, likely to produce better results.

The Future of Long-Short Equity

Although historically one of the leading strategies in the hedge fund world, long/short equity has recently underperformed other venues for hedge fund investment. What does the futture hold?

Behavioral Finance and the “Freudian Put”: An Interview with StockTwits’ Phil Pearlman

Several days ago CFA Institute sat down with a man who has his finger on the pulse of the markets better than most, Phil Pearlman, executive editor of StockTwits.

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