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What Hungry Investors Really Want from Their Financial Advisers

Investors want what Meir Statman calls “utilitarian benefits.” We know that a diversified, low-cost portfolio is theoretically best, but we'd rather have the amusement and bragging rights of expensive, risky investments like hedge funds and specialized equity managers.

Weekend Reads for Finance Pros: Yanis Varoufakis, Leadership, and Longevity

He has been "likened to a rock star, hailed as a sex icon, and feted by fashionistas." He's also been referred to as the "enfant terrible" of the financial media. If you haven't already guessed it, I'm talking about Yanis Varoufakis, the erstwhile Greek finance minister and self-described "erratic Marxist."

The Battle for Your Strategic Soul: Knight vs. Coase

Today, strategy adds value when it understands and exploits uncertainty better than the competition. Pure efficiency can no longer be the only way.

Have You Made a Profit on Your Life?

A reminder that there are certain "laws of gravity" that apply to all investors, regardless of their sophistication or the strategy they're pursuing.

Fear and Loathing in DC: A Savage Journey to the Heart Of the Government Shutdown

What will happen to the markets in the event of a government shutdown and what to do about it.

Time To Change Investment Labels?

Astute investors should not put too much emphasis on labels, and should question their reliance on labeled strategies.

Jan Straatman: You’re Building with the Wrong Blocks!

Jan Straatman, global CIO of Lombard Odier, believes that risk management at the portfolio level has been negligent, and a different approach with a new sense of urgency is needed to build more effective solutions.

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