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The Seven Kinds of Asset Owner Institutions

There's never been a better time to be an end investor. Thomas Brigandi and Sloane Ortel explore the seven kinds of asset owner organizations that are shaping the market.

Top Five Articles from October: Thaler, Trillion-Dollar Coins, Volatility

An unorthodox solution to the US retirement crisis from Sloane Ortel; a discussion of Nobel laureate Richard H. Thaler's contributions to economics by Lauren Foster; and an analysis of the value of self-awareness by Jim Ware, CFA, are among the top EI posts from October.

A Trillion-Dollar Hedge against the US Retirement Crisis

A "silly but totally legitimate" action may hold the key to shoring up America's retirement finances. Sloane Ortel explains.

The Norway Model: Lessons for Private Wealth Management

What can wealthy private investors and their financial advisers learn from a largely unknown but gigantic Norwegian sovereign wealth fund? According to "Yale Versus Norway," a white paper published earlier this month by Greycourt, an independent investment adviser serving wealthy families and select institutions, the Government Pension Fund Global, as the Norwegian fund is officially known, may be more "simpatico" with family investors than the so-called Yale Model of endowment investing.

China Investment Corp.’s Gao Xiqing: Economy “Still on Right Track”

In a recent talk, the vice chairman and president of China’s sovereign wealth fund leveled two critiques of interest to those who have grown accustomed to frequent commentary about China’s opaque regulatory system and slow pace of financial liberalization. He also outlined a bullish case for China's economy.



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