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Investment Strategy

Blinder: a power of paradox at Princeton

Pension funds or any investor holding a slug of long-term fixed income needs to factor in some capital losses soon, says Princeton academic and former vice president of the Federal Reserve, Alan Blinder. “The timing is difficult to predict, but three or 15 months, it doesn’t matter. It is predictable,” he says. “The unpredictable part […]
Opinion

Funds keep cool in super tax heat

Teenagers are more likely to suffer from depression if they see their parents arguing often. In a Cambridge University research paper published late last year, it was claimed that those who witness frequent arguments and possess a gene making them more sensitive are significantly more likely to become depressed. The findings are important but hardly […]
Investment Strategy

UBS Asset Management’s Curt Custard is unhappy

Curt Custard, head of global investment solutions at UBS Global Asset Management, is “very, very disappointed” with his investment banking colleagues. Perhaps even a little mad. But he displays similar sentiments toward US Republican presidential candidates, politicians in general, Europe and John Maynard Keynes. At UBS asset management “nobody is as frustrated as ourselves as […]
Opinion

Future Fund up there for transparency: good, bad or indifferent?

Transparency in investments is a motherhood-type goal, universally considered good for all involved. This is at least open to some analysis. Over the past year sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have captured the minds, if not hearts, of politicians, economists and funds managers as they emerge to change the political, financial and investment landscape of the […]
Opinion

Future Fund up there for transparency: good, bad or indifferent?

Transparency in investments is a motherhood-type goal, universally considered good for all involved. This is at least open to some analysis. Over the past year sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have captured the minds, if not hearts, of politicians, economists and funds managers as they emerge to change the political, financial and investment landscape of the […]