Practical analysis for investment professionals


Can Money Buy Happiness? Take 15 with Justin Wolfers (Video)

So you think money can’t buy happiness? Well, economist Justin Wolfers has some news for you.

The Tipping Point in a Bimodal World: Insights from Mohamed El-Erian

Mohamed El-Erian believes that the tipping point into catastrophe or growth will happen within the next three years, and in Europe before the United States.

Unconstrained Bond Funds: The Future of Fixed-Income Investing (Video)

The bond fund managed by Kathleen C. Gaffney, CFA, has an unconstrained mandate, allowing her to invest across asset classes and geographies. She discusses how she manages the risks inherent in investing in such a diverse mix of assets.

A History of Finance and its Lessons for Modern Investors (Video)

Professor Adrian R. Bell is an expert in financial history. Listen to him discuss the origins of finance, its Medieval evolution, and, compare and contrast ancient and modern finance.

Debt and Secular Stagnation: Amir Sufi Discusses the US “Recovery” (Video)

Amir Sufi, professor of finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, says that US economic growth may be due to unsustainable subprime lending.

Nomura’s Richard Koo on Balance Sheet Recessions and the QE Trap (Video)

Richard Koo examines different ways that balance sheet recessions have played out in Japan, the United States, and the Eurozone since the 2008 global financial crisis.

Debt: What’s Wrong With It? (Video)

Economist Paul Mills questions the conventional wisdom on debt while discussing rising debt levels and if the levels are sustainable.

Asia or the West: Who Will Dominate the 21st Century? (Video)

Kishore Mahbubani explains why he believes that Asia will dominate the 21st century. He argues that the West will have to manage a decline relative to Asia and that the United States is better positioned for the 21st century than Europe is.

Charles Wheelan on Naked Statistics (Video)

Charles Wheelan, a senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College and author of Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, offers a humorous look at the statistical underpinnings of life and the importance of statistics in understanding the world.

Financial Decision Making: The Key to Your Clients’ Retirement Security (Video)

William Reichenstein, CFA, explains the key concepts of tax-efficient investing and how it affects an investment decision. He also suggests easy adjustments that a wealth manager can make that would have a big impact on the client.

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