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DC Plan Sponsors: Seven Priorities for 2023

Plan sponsors have a vital responsibility to provide and manage retirement benefits on behalf of their employees. Here's what they need to focus on in 2023.

Diversity and Investment Performance: What Trade-Off?

Is there a trade-off between diversity and investment performance?

Top 10 Posts from 2022: Fama and French, Damodaran, the Equity Risk Premium

In a wild year for markets and investing, what EI content most resonated with readers?

Private Markets: Guardians at the Gate?

Regulatory reform in the private markets should focus on five areas.

FTX: Crypto Is the Cure, Not the Cause

The FTX fiasco has more to do with fractional reserve banking than it does with crypto.

The Alchemist’s Paradox, Central Bank Sovereignty, and the Fate of Crypto

“It is difficult not to marvel at the imagination which was implicit in this gargantuan insanity. If there must be madness something may be said for having it on a heroic scale.” -- John Kenneth Galbraith

Asset Owners “COP” In on Climate Change

As COP27 is set to kick off, 85% of asset owners believe ESG is “very” or “fairly” material to investment policy.

Tricks of the Private Equity Trade, Part 2: Leverage

The essence of maximizing the internal rate of return (IRR) lies in the total amount of leverage contracted to finance a transaction.

Eight Reasons Why Africa Is Primed for Impact Investing

Africa presents an almost limitless opportunity for investors looking to do well and do good.

Tricks of the Private Equity Trade, Part 1: Value Drivers

PE firms have a repertoire of tools at their disposal to achieve their target returns.



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