Category: Investors

Digital darling stocks are not necessarily riskier than blue chip names despite their reputation

One of the favorite pastimes of market watchers is predicting the next seismic shift in investor preference. The latest trendy forecast goes something like this: We’ve had a major pivot from the digital darling FAANG stocks to the rejuvenated “Blue Chips” of 2018. However, finding evidence of this type of leadership swap in history is far from…

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HBR: How One CEO Prepared Her Organization for Her Retirement

“Last year I decided it was time to shake things up at our investment management company.  After 12 years as president and then CEO, I thought it was time to shift some of my responsibilities to my partners.” In my most recent HBR post, I discuss the difficult process of preparing Aureus for an eventual CEO transition. Read…

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WSJ: The New Business Banker: A Private-Equity Firm

One of the reasons that “official” interest rates are staying low is that the shadow lending economy has so much available cash to finance deals that traditional banks won’t.  PE firms are big players in the game now too. Read the full article in The Wall Street Journal

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WSJ: Impatient Investors Get Caught in the ‘Return Gap’

This morning, the WSJ article had a piece similar to our most recent Investment Perspectives on market timing and the impact to investor returns. There is a lot of overlap between the two pieces but there are a few stats in the WSJ article that were interesting, particularly about which types of funds’ investors “market…

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The Economist: The average American is much better off now than four decades ago

Citing Census Bureau information, politicians and media pundits often claim that Americans are no better off than they were 30 years ago. However, as detailed in this Economist article, a new report by the Congressional Budget Office disputes this claim, painting a rosier picture of American prosperity. Read the full article in The Economist

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Getting a handle on a scandal

The recent Facebook “crisis” over user data is just the latest chapter in the long history of corporate crises. In this article, The Economist analyzes the impact of such crises on long-term shareholder value. Read the full article in The Economist

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