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.
In Bangladesh, analysts contend with interest ranges instead of interest rates because of a well-intentioned savings program gone wrong. Sloane Ortel and Asif Khan, CFA, take a look at what's happened and what can change.
Whatever their motivations, spin-offs can have a dramatic effect on the performance of the associated corporate bonds, so it is crucial that fixed-income investors conduct the necessary analysis. Nathan N.J. Grant, CFA, has some advice.
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Banks hope to negotiate a carve-out from capital requirements under the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book as they transition $370 trillion in swaps notional to a Libor alternative. Risk (subscription required) (14 Aug.)
President Donald Trump has signed a bill giving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US expanded authority to review foreign investments in US companies for national-security risks. The measure gives the committee authority over minority-stake investments made by venture capital and private equity funds. Pensions & Investments (free access for SmartBrief readers) (13 Aug.)
Activist investor Carl Icahn has decided not to solicit proxies to vote against Cigna's plan to pay $54 billion for Express Scripts Holding, a deal he once described as a "travesty." The announcement came after two major shareholder-advisory firms endorsed the deal. BloombergQuint (India) (14 Aug.)
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