Risk Management

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Alpha Wounds: Short-Termism

Short-termism is a major alpha wound that hurts the performance of active investment managers. Short-termism leads to higher trading costs, makes it harder to properly evaluate the management of businesses, imposes time constraints that prevent investment strategies from reaching full flower, and increases bias. New research demonstrates this pressure is coming from clients rather than from investment managers themselves. Read more

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Investment Opportunities Flow from Water Initiatives

Environmental changes, population growth, contamination, and aging infrastructure are all contributing to water shortages. Solving such problems will require input from the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. By targeting water initiatives, investors may find secular growth in municipal bonds, public and private company shareholdings, and exchange-traded funds. Read more

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Top 10 Posts from 2015: The Buffett Bet, Oil Prices, and Accounting Errors

Top 10 Posts from 2015: The Buffett Bet, Oil Prices, and Accounting Errors

As the year draws to a close, it is illuminating to look back at the articles that most resonated with our readers in 2015. In many ways, the results encapsulate the macro and micro issues that investment professionals encountered throughout the year and that are likely to shape the industry in the weeks and month ahead. So what were the leading posts from 2015? Read more

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