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Investment Management

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.