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Mauboussin – the short version

An MBA student fortunate enough to follow Michael Maboussin’s lectures jotted down the key messages in this blog by Frederica Zaldua. To give a flavour: “Investment outcomes combine skill and luck. Acknowledge the substantial role of luck. We’re all aware of … Continue reading

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Top investment strategies – Being in tune with today’s investment needs

With the US donning a double-digit unemployment rate and the federal debt level spiraling out of control, more and more people are getting bored of their corporate cubicles. With jobs slashing down and wages going through massive cuts, people are … Continue reading

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Best Practice Termination of Investment Mandates

Whenever Charles Ellis writes, I take notice. His classic book “Investment Policy: How to Win the Loser’s Game“ was for me the definitive eye opener. Starting out in the investment industry, managing mandates while working through several investment courses, the … Continue reading

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Prospect Theory and Pension Funds

Interesting interviews with Daniel Kahneman were recently posted, about prospect theory and other key developments in behavioral finance. According to Thayer Watkins, Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky coined the phrase “Prospect Theory” for their studies of how people manage risk and … Continue reading

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Emerging beliefs

One of the key messages of the book Investment Beliefs that Kees Koedijk and I wrote, was the importance to articulate your views on how financial markets work. However much we’d like it to be, investing is not a hard … Continue reading

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