Practical analysis for investment professionals


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.

Transparency: Do We Protest It Too Much?

A lot of contentious debate about fiduciary rules and regulations continues. What's it all really about? Preston McSwain suggests one word: transparency.

Insights on Trust: What Factors Matter Most?

From short-term greed to a lack of transparency, misaligned interests take on both blatant and subtle forms and lead to an ever-widening trust gap in the wealth management industry. So what are some factors that can foster trust? We asked CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers what they thought. Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, analyzes the results.

Yes, You Can Have a Serious Policy Discussion on Twitter (Just Ask the Bank of England)

A look at the UK central bank's successful foray into the risky business of live Twitter chats.

Four Key Factors That Every Hedge Fund Investor Should Consider

Simon Lack, CFA, author of "The Hedge Fund Mirage," says that the popularity of hedge funds may be unwarranted given the performance history, lack of transparency, high fees, and minimal investors protections. All of these factors, he says, should be weighed carefully before investing.

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