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Investment Management

The Devaluation of the ¥uan (元 角 分) and the Impact on Markets

Thanos Niforos | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Thanos Niforos

The Central Bank of China moved last week the decision to devalue the country's currency, the yuan, leading to a three-year low against the dollar. The cause of the devaluation was the slowdown in growth of the Chinese economy to 7 percent in the first two quarters of 2015.

How Investment Adviser Fees Add Up

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
PaladinRegistry.com

In the pursuit of an investment adviser or investment manager one of the most important (and unfortunately complicated) pieces of information to obtain is their complete fee structure.

Investment Management: The Great Debate

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

The passive style of investing advocates present their case by stating that the markets are efficient. In other words, the vast majority of information that can be known is already in the market place and therefore there is no advantage to spending effort in researching stocks because there is little that is unknown about their prospects. I

How Retirement Became so Risky

PaladinRegistry.com | Posted 06.08.2015 | Money
PaladinRegistry.com

Risk management is regarded as an essential element of modern investment management. But few people recognize that retirement -- the period when a person stops working and begins to decumulate their assets -- has now become the riskiest stage of a person's entire financial life.

A New Science of Pension Fund Management

Steve Currall | Posted 02.15.2014 | Business
Steve Currall

We urge other public pension funds to bring scientific research to bear on these questions. Like any other investor, these funds should invite, rather than resist, impartial scrutiny of their strategy

Do You Need a Financial Planner or an Investment Manager?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Manisha Thakor

It's easy to waste time and money engaging a financial professional to fulfill one duty when what you really need is the other.

Do You Trust Your Financial Advisor?

John D. Rogers | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
John D. Rogers

To build an enduring investment business takes more than brains and toughness. Success starts with values that clients care about most -- starting with trust.

Brokers Eat Their Own

Dan Solin | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
Dan Solin

It would be difficult to find an industry as ethically bankrupt as those involved in "managing" your investments. The harm these "advisers" have done to the retirement aspirations of hardworking Americans is incalculable.

The Massive Hypocrisy of the 'Seeking Alpha' Conference

Dan Solin | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

those attending presumably assumed they were there to learn from real "alpha" experts, which is a fancy term describing the value added by a fund manager over its designated benchmark. They must have been disappointed.

Barton Biggs is 'Evolving'

Dan Solin | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business
Dan Solin

Mr. Biggs has been "big" in the world of securities prognosticators for many years. He was the formerly the head strategist at Morgan Stanley where he was reportedly responsible for the formation of its investment management business.

In Investing, There Is No Free Lunch

Irene Aldridge | Posted 05.02.2012 | Money
Irene Aldridge

Many articles on the subject of money talk about different ways to invest the money. Few of the pieces, however, address the key issue underlying any allocation which may be keeping investors up at night.

The Financial Industry: Who Can You Trust?

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

A new book by Jack Calhoun exposes the set of myths that cause investors to billions of dollars each year, and shows you who to trust, and who to avoid in the world of finance.