Practical analysis for investment professionals

Risk Management


International Equities: Diversification and Its Discontents

Do international equities still offer diversification benefits?

ETFs: The Systemic Risk Compass

Do exchange-traded funds (ETFs) pose systemic risk? Or are such concerns exaggerated? A panel of experts weighed in.

India and the ESG Challenge

Climate change is for real and in India the challenge is particularly grave, Navneet Munot, CFA, writes.

Book Review: Risk Management Competency Development in Banks

Risk management at banks — especially in a post-financial-crisis world — is a topic of critical importance to investors and regulators.

The Bezzle and the Central Banks

In today's bull market, the bezzle, or "inventory of undiscovered embezzlements," isn't stocked with Ponzi schemes and the like. Rather it is built on the notion that risky assets have become practically risk-free.

Status Anxiety Or: How Our Neighbors Make Us Worse Investors

The best way to keep up with the Joneses is to ignore them. Joachim Klement, CFA, explains.

Rising Risk: Accounting Shenanigans and Alternative Investments

The next crash may unearth accounting scandals to rival those of Enron and WorldCom, says Sebastien Canderle.

Edward Altman: Where Are We in the Credit Cycle?*

Has the bubble in credit markets achieved new momentum? Edward Altman weighs in.

Negative Interest Rates: Carry an Umbrella at All Times

Negative interest rates are back! Should portfolio managers change their game plans because of them?

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?



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