Practical analysis for investment professionals

Investment Products and Asset Classes


Private Equity: Fooling Some of the People All of the Time?

“This time is different” might be the four most dangerous words in investing. “Uncorrelated returns” may just be the two most lucrative.

Negative Interest Rates: The Logical Absurdity

Upside-down rates do make sense. They reveal the high cost of staying solvent.

Top 10 Posts from 2019: Damodaran, Marks, Shiller, and Buffett

The leading Enterprising Investor articles from 2019 feature insights from some of the top luminaries in all of finance.

What Is an Asset Class?

The economy has only a handful of truly fundamental drivers that influence different asset classes.

Gender Lens Investing: A Sector Analysis

What does the AUM-weighted sector distribution of gender lens equity funds look like?

Global Pension Funds: The Coming Storm

In a low-rate, low-return environment, how will public pension funds meet their obligations?

Private Real Estate Fund Categories: A Risk/Return Assessment

Based on the risk-adjusted performance of all three categories of private real estate funds, investors are paying billions in economically unwarranted fees.

Do Activist Investors Create Value?

Could activism be the answer for active fund managers?

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.



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