Monday, August 23, 2010

Global Financial Crisis Explained

The Short and Simple Story of the Credit Crisis, August 23rd 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Paying the price

The Economist, July 29th 2010

Private-equity managers charge excessive fees and use misleading measures of their return.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Interview with Gerd Kommer, Author of the Buy-and-Hold-Bible

My Private Banking, July13th 2010

In this interview, Gerd Kommer share his insights of the asset management industry and gives 10 simple rules for what an advisor should do to best serve his clients. One of his conclusions is that the asset management industry must shrink to best serve the interest of its clients.

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

A monkey economy as irrational as ours

Laurie Santos / TED


In her quest to find the roots for human irrationality, Laurie Santos, conducts experiments and observes how our closest relatives, the primates, make some of the same silly choices we make. She concludes that “the hope is that you all will think of your limitations not necessarily as ‘unovercomeable’, but to recognize them, accept them and then use the world of design to actually figure them out. That might be the only way that we will really be able to achieve our own human potential and really be the noble species we hope to all be.”

Friday, June 18, 2010

It's difficult, costly and risky to try to beat the markets

Alexander Arnbäck, My Private Banking, June 18th 2010

Alexandre Arnbäck is the co-founder of Passive Management SA and a former private banker with Lombard Odier. He is convinced that only a passive investment approach can give optimal performance with the lowest possible risk to private investors.

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Friday, March 26, 2010

Financial advisers' commission to cease, says FSA

Hilary Osborne, guardian.co.uk, March 26th 2010

A new law in the UK seeks at removing conflict of interest by being tougher on kickbacks.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Do bankers need their bonuses

BBC News, February 26th 2010

Because of the competitivity in the sector, bank raise salaries and bonuses to attract the best workers. The solution to stop this is for politicians globally to joint their forces and oblige bank to reduce these payments.

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