Cross the beta desert at your peril

John Dizard believes rational investment is impossible in a market rigged by central bankers

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Fish for lunch provides investment advice

Some fund managers are using lifestyle data to enhance their performance

Stuck in the re-election waiting room

Even though Dodd-Frank makes no sense, Congress will not be moved to act quickly, says John Dizard

Nightmare of debt deflation stalks Europe

Europe’s economic recovery remains intimately tied to the fate of the euro

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Hack attack fears drive flash of cash

Rising spending on cyber security draws attention of investors

Fund houses, unto the pensions breach

Asset management is well positioned to provide effective retirement savings

Kurds and the ruthless compliance tribe

John Dizard feels for the Kurdish Regional Government battling IS militants – and bank regulations

The Cinderella to banking’s Ugly Sisters

Asset managers often benefit from regulation, even if they are slow to see it, says Sophia Grene

Mantra of passive dominance is dangerous

Without active management, ETFs could increase the boom and bust cycles in stock markets

Are Treasuries a no-brainer macro idea?

The somewhat perverse Treasuries asset bubble could be blown yet bigger, says John Dizard

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