Practical analysis for investment professionals

Performance Measurement & Evaluation


Alpha and the .400 Hitter

Why have star fund managers, like .400 hitters in baseball, become such rarities?

Accounting Matters: Standard Setters Weigh Goodwill Changes

The complexities of accounting for intangible assets and goodwill are not conducive to a quick fix.

On Paper Clips and Shareholder Value

Imagine an artificial intelligence (AI) built to produce as many paper clips as possible.

Thematic Investing: Thematically Wrong?

Should investors consider thematic investing?

Evolving into an Eco-Friendly System: The Real ESG Challenge

Capitalism will have to adapt to meet the green challenge.

Singapore REIT Fee Structures: Are Investor and Manager Interests Aligned?

How can we gauge whether the interests of REIT unitholders and their managers are really in sync?

Paved with Good Intentions: Alternative Investment Reporting Challenges

“How’d this investment do last quarter?" In the world of alternative investments, getting a simple answer can be strangely difficult.

Hidden Ideas in Macro: The Long-Forgotten “M”

A long-forgotten economic indicator demands a reappraisal, says Daniel Nevins, CFA.

Finance, Bubbles, Negative Rates: The What Ifs . . . ?

What if "normal" real interest rates are not coming back?

Janet Yellen on Recession Risks, Inequality, and Climate Change

Janet Yellen sat for a wide-ranging fireside chat with Margaret “Marg” Franklin, CFA.



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