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Weekend Reads from India: The Winner’s Curse, Start-Up Wisdom

Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, explores the state of family-owned businesses in Asia, how companies can maintain their edge over time, and wisdom from Peter Thiel, in the latest Weekend Reads from India.

Selecting Small- and Mid-Cap International Value Equities

Jonathan Moog, CFA, and the Lizard Investors team concentrate on the international small- to mid-cap space because they believe there are inefficiencies in that market.

What Explains the Oil Crash? Not Reduced Demand

“What drives long-term energy demand growth? People and income,” Jennifer Stevenson explained.

ESG in Emerging Markets and Beyond: Where Is the Alpha?

Taking environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors into account and avoiding unsustainable investment choices is not a theoretical fad but a robust downside protection mechanism and an attractive outperformance opportunity deserving of attention.

Martyn Davies Is Bullish on (Some) Emerging Markets

The key to success for emerging markets is to reform institutions to compete for talent and capital on a global scale, according to Martyn Davies. Diversification is not a policy, but a “people-driven initiative” about attracting skilled workers and intellectual property.

Aswath Damodaran on How to Invest Internationally

Aswath Damodaran believes investors make two common valuation errors when it comes to country risk exposure: They focus on countries instead of companies and obsess over past mistakes.

Amid Low Oil Prices, MENA Charts a Way Forward

New drivers of economic growth, transitioning away from oil production, and increasing entrepreneurship and the growth of small and medium enterprises were focal points at the 2016 Middle East Investment Conference.

Weekend Reads for Global Investors: Fintech and the Munger Operating System

What is fintech? Over the last year, as I have followed the subject through reading, attending conferences, and speaking with experts in the field, my answer to the question seems to have evolved.

Weekend Reads from China: What Investors Need to Know about the NPC Report

Amid recent developments in China and the speculation surrounding them, it is important for investors to understand the trends affecting the economy and the direction of China's macro policies. Three points in particular need to be highlighted.

The End of Western Geopolitical Hegemony?

While US hegemony has long been the norm, large-scale geopolitical changes are afoot that may alter the playing field when it comes to financial matters, says Philippa Malmgren.



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