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Asset Allocation in An Uncertain World: Three Market Experts Share Their Outlooks For The Year Ahead

At a recent conference, investment professionals from Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, and the State of Wisconsin Investment Board shared their frameworks for decision making and presented competing visions for how the next 12 months are likely to unfold. They also hinted at how they would position portfolios for optimal advantage.

Social Impact Bonds: Turning the Recidivism Rate into an Internal Rate of Return

Is it possible to earn a return by investing in reducing recidivism among prisoners? The link between the economic activity of investing and the social problem of prisoners who are repeat offenders may be far from obvious, but the answer is yes, it is possible.

Innovation in Impact Investing: Social Impact Bonds (Video)

Toby Eccles, founder and development director at Social Finance, explains the concept of investing through social impact bonds and how this innovative investment structure can help solve social problems while generating a return on investment for the socially motivated investors.

Will Korean-Style Hedge Funds Flourish?

Despite the global financial crisis, Korea has shown positive economic growth. This growth and stability, however, is just a backdrop to some more interesting developments in its financial services sector.

Role of Asset Managers in the UK Equity Market: More Questions than Answers

What role should asset managers play in supporting the long-term growth of publicly listed companies in the UK equity market? This query raised more questions than answers at a recent continuing education event organized by the CFA Society of the UK.

Using Social Network Effects to Enrich Yourself Like Facebook Does

Not all professional networks are created equal. But they can be shaped to improve leadership and analyzed for investment insights, says Northwestern University's Brian Uzzi.

Limited-Purpose Banking: Can It Fix the Financial System?

Jimmy Stewart Is Dead.

It’s not an obituary. It’s the title of a recent book by Laurence Kotlikoff, a prominent economist and a professor at Boston University. The title is referring to the 1940s feel-good movie, READ MORE ›



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