ECONOMICS UNDER SIEGE
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25 Mar
2024

ECONOMICS UNDER SIEGE

HERE’S THE THING! The past four decades have witnessed radical change in the structure of our free world economic system. We no longer possess the tools to measure or understand what is going on around us. As we strive to improve, we must refocus our attention on these three issues: TAKE ME TO THE ARTICLE

23 Oct
2023

LEADERSHIP & CORE VALUES

HERE’S THE THING! I don’t know quite how to say this without sounding arrogant or at least terribly opinionated, but there you have it – Leadership and Core Values – ideas essential to being the best you can be. Only Faith trumps the two, serving as the cornerstone on which a foundation for Leadership and..

16 Dec
2022

“NMTM”; NEVER MIND THE MARKETS

HERE’S THE THING! As a bit of a gut-wrenching year in the markets draws to a close, I thought I would look to the new year and beyond for some hope, possibly even some joy. So, I looked, and I looked, but certainly the economy and the markets offered little to lift the spirits. If..

09 Mar
2021

RESPONSIBLE INVESTING: “DIVESTMENT: YESTERDAY’S NEWS”

HERE’S THE THING! Let’s put the DIVESTMENT VS. INTEGRATION debate behind us. ESG ratings data is imperfect, but it has come a long way over a very short period of time and key global players are investing significant energy and resources to improve ESG measurement standards. Divestment is symbolic, but thoughtless. Integration is today’s smart..

09 Mar
2020

RESPONSIBLE INVESTING: TAKE 3 “THE FINAL WORD”

HERE’S THE THING! So, when we tackle climate change we acknowledge that the simple, elegant solutions we seek are in our minds and they are likely to stay there; the real world eludes simplicity. Yet we crave affirmative action; for in it lies our hope. And for investors, hope springs eternal! In our last issue..

04 Nov
2019

RESPONSIBLE INVESTING: A LITTLE ROCKET SCIENCE HERE

HERE’S THE THING! We’re staying with Leonardo — “Simplicity is the ultimate Sophistication”, but we daren’t risk keeping our heads in the sand. Some things get a little complicated and RESPONSIBLE INVESTING is one of them. We can all be players with an influence on issues affecting the world’s environment, social justice and governance. A..

28 Jun
2019

NO ROCKET SCIENCE HERE

Volume 4 / Issue 1 HERE’S THE THING! Creating a sophisticated portfolio to meet your unique investment needs is considerably simpler, and cheaper today, than at anytime in the history of investing. You don’t need to choose, or even think about choosing, securities. And you don’t need to pay huge fees to retain someone to..

15 Apr
2019

SMART BETA FOR DUMMIES

Volume 3 / Issue 4 HERE’S THE THING! A good part of your active manager’s return is a function of the broad market in which she invests; we call that “Beta”. Another portion of your active manager’s return derives from her unique investment “Style”. Broad market “Index Funds” can capture the Beta portion of your..

01 Apr
2019

ERRATUM IN THE DATUM – NO FOOLING!

Volume 3 / Issue 3 HERE’S THE THING! SPIVA has reported corrections to some data I used in January’s Quaero JOURNAL . Corrected here, with the help of Professor Amin Rajan, I expand on the active/passive issue in an investment world radically disrupted over the past decade. Back in January, “In the bleak midwinter, Frosty..