Practical analysis for investment professionals
BlackRock’s Kate Moore: Opportunities in Equities

Kate Moore, chief equity strategist at BlackRock, thinks that the next six months should be a great opportunity for investment managers who can stay focused over the longer term.

Discretionary Investing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

No two investment managers are alike. There is no reason why two artificial intelligence (AI)-driven systems should be either, says Parijat Garg, CFA.

Persistence That Just Ain’t So

Do private equity presentations overstate an ability to persist?

Bitcoin: New Asset Class or Pyramid Scheme?

Jonathan Harris, CFA, offers a searing critique of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

The Power of Passive

Because the flood into passive management appears unstoppable, it is worth considering the limits of the trend.

Buyer Beware vs. Seller Beware

Questions about whether financial service providers should design better products and sell them responsibly or consumers should take responsibility for their own purchases through financial education miss the point.

Smart Beta: How to Avoid Fixed Income’s “Crocodile Jaws”

Can smart beta help bond investors escape fixed income's "crocodile jaws"? Salvatore J. Bruno and Kelly Ye, CFA, weigh in in an interview with Paul Kovarsky, CFA.

An Italian Bank Run Could Crack the Euro

Should a bank run in Italy ensue, could the euro fall apart?

The Dark Side of Low-Volatility Stocks

Low volatility may be a great marketing concept, but does it work as a strategy?

Diversity and Inclusion: Driving Change in Investment Management

The investment management industry has a failing grade when it comes to diversity and inclusion. But a new report hopes to change that.



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