The obvious guide to the next crash

What sell signals will future generations wonder at our ability to ignore, asks James Mackintosh

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Smith School paper finds ‘remarkable correlation’ between responsible investment and performance
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Hedge funds have lost that lovin’ feeling

High fees and a lack of performance are turning investors against the strategy, finds David Oakley

Navigating EM is an art, not a science

The lesson for investors is to understand the risks that may lurk beneath the surface

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Midterm shootout at the Dodd-Frank corral

John Dizard mulls the possibilities if the ingenuity wasted on DC dealmaking were redirected

Scotland can learn from others’ mistakes

Opting for independence could earn Scotland a prominent spot in the Library of Mistakes

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Data mining gives fund managers the edge

This may mean the end of old fashioned portfolio managers

It is time to sell momentum and buy value

It is not a good idea to wait around to see if the asset bubble can be blown just a little bigger, writes John Dizard

Hong Kong mulls pension fund proposal

Plan raises questions of set-up costs and expense ratios

Harvard graduate Alexandra Marie Garcia hugs a fellow graduate. Harvard's 362nd commencement took place on Thursday, May 30, 2013
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Is a university degree a good investment?

Stephen Foley asks if you should invest in equities, bonds or property – or a college education

The Rubik’s Cube of liquid alternatives

Tom Stabile marvels at the ‘gotta have some of that’ vibe spawned by the latest investment craze


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