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.”