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Idiocy of the Masses or Masses of Idiots?

Why do investors keep investing in government bonds despite extremely low yields?

ESG and the Commons: From Tragedy to Governance?

Sustainable investing will become the rule and no longer the exception. But this transition comes amid a disquieting change in how we must view capital, production, and their attendant effects.

Global Financial Health Check-Up: What’s the Prognosis?

How healthy are the bank and non-bank sectors across the globe? How does their current status compare with the days preceding the global financial crisis?

The Case Against Small Caps

While most of us may enjoy rooting for the Davids, we're probably better off betting on the Goliaths. Nicolas Rabener explains.

Roger G. Ibbotson: The Price of Popularity

Roger G. Ibbotson thinks investors should maximize their returns with a strategy that hinges on popularity.

Seven Trends in Investment Management: Ronald N. Kahn

Investment management is evolving into three distinct branches, says Ronald N. Kahn: indexing, smart beta/factor investing, and pure alpha.

Sunset Provisions for Dual-Class Share Structures?

New findings challenge the dominant view that dual-class voting is suboptimal.

Water Neutrality: The Next Frontier in ESG?

ACTIAM, the Dutch asset manager, has set itself a groundbreaking goal: By 2030, it hopes to be water neutral. Hans van Houwelingen, the firm's CEO, talks to Monika Freyman, CFA, about this ambitious target.

Warren Buffett: The Greatest Factor Investor of All Time?

From a factor perspective, what has driven Berkshire Hathaway's outperformance?

Exotic Indexes: Built to Sell or Built to Last?

There are now more than 70 times as many indexes as there are stocks. What does that mean for investors?



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