Jason Voss, CFA, provides his choices for Weekend Reads for Investors. This edition features surprising facts about coffee consumption, global choke points in the food supply, graphics showing how cryptocurrencies are likely to affect finance, and more.
Markets frequently fail, despite their pristine reputation among capitalists. One way is the many actions taken by buyers and sellers to tilt a transaction in their favor. These visible hands create asymmetries between the parties. Jason Voss, CFA, explains.
High Yield Debt succeeds as a concise and thorough primer on the speculative-grade debt market, including not only high-yield bonds but also leveraged loans and other related asset types. The author, who manages a credit hedge fund, presents sound conclusions on such controversial topics as the impact of exchange-traded funds on market volatility. The book is an invaluable resource for its target market of institutional decision makers.
In the final analysis, can we truly measure the emissions of our portfolio? Or understand what the actual “carbon footprint” is? No, not really, says Christopher K. Merker, CFA, but it is becoming easier.
Jason Voss, CFA, provides his picks for Weekend Reads for Investors. This edition curates stories on the potential repeal of the tax deduction corporations in the United States receive on debt payments, the end of Big Oil, how we can recognize machine consciousness, and more.
The author provides a thorough guide to the key trading strategies used by hedge funds and offers an overview of active management. He also explains such diverse approaches as quantitative, macro, dedicated short bias, and many more.
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The Trump administration is considering pushing for Federal Reserve Governor Randal Quarles to become the next chairman of the Financial Stability Board, sources say. Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (15 Mar.)
If President Donald Trump wants to eliminate obstacles to trade, he should drop tariffs on steel and aluminum and reopen negotiations on a US-EU free trade deal, European Council President Donald Tusk said. "Instead of risking a trade war, which he seems eager to wage, we should be aiming for greater cooperation," Tusk said. Politico (15 Mar.)
The Securities and Exchange Commission will answer questions regarding when an adviser is deemed to have custody of a client's funds that stem from February 2017 guidance, said Paul Cellupica, deputy director of investment management. "We want to come up with the right answer, and maybe it's not just a simple answer," he said. InvestmentNews (tiered subscription model) (15 Mar.)
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