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The Private Capital Wealth Equation, Part 2: The Economics Variable

The performance of alternative asset managers is encapsulated in the formula: Wealth = Controls + Economics. Here, we outline the economics component of the equation.

Options Markets: How Far Have Implied Transaction Costs Fallen?

Options trading's explicit costs have plummeted to near zero, but what about implied transaction costs?

Are Cheaper Funds Really Better Bets?

Investors should be agnostic to absolute fees, and instead rank investment options on their value added net of costs.

Investment Management Fees: Beware the Cobra Effect

Bad incentives lead to bad results, Daniel Brocklebank, CFA, observed at the 72nd CFA Institute Annual Conference.

Where Are Fees and Expenses Not Costs?

In the often-alternative world of alternative investing, says Preston McSwain.

The Active-Pricing Conundrum in European Funds

European active managers look suspiciously expensive in comparison to their passive counterparts and are reflexively trying to justify or modify their prices. Chris Chancellor, CFA, explores some of their innovative new pricing strategies.

Is Investment Expense a Proxy for Good Governance?

Americans are a cost-conscious lot. We all like a good deal. And that's become especially clear when it comes to investing. In almost every governance survey of asset owners, investment expenses have emerged as one of the top three concerns.



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