quinta-feira, 29 de julho de 2010

Paying the price

The Economist, 29 July 2010

Private-equity managers charge excessive fees and use misleading measures of their return.

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terça-feira, 13 de julho de 2010

Interview with Gerd Kommer, Author of the Buy-and-Hold-Bible

My Private Banking, 13 July 2010

In this interview, Gerd Kommer share his insights of the asset management industry and gives 10 simple rules for what an advisor should do to best serve his clients. One of his conclusions is that the asset management industry must shrink to best serve the interest of its clients.

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quinta-feira, 1 de julho de 2010

A monkey economy as irrational as ours

Laurie Santos / TED

In her quest to find the roots for human irrationality, Laurie Santos, conducts experiments and observes how our closest relatives, the primates, make some of the same silly choices we make. She concludes that “the hope is that you all will think of your limitations not necessarily as ‘unovercomeable’, but to recognize them, accept them and then use the world of design to actually figure them out. That might be the only way that we will really be able to achieve our own human potential and really be the noble species we hope to all be.”

sexta-feira, 18 de junho de 2010

It's difficult, costly and risky to try to beat the markets

Alexander Arnbäck, My Private Banking, 18 June 2010

Alexandre Arnbäck is the co-founder of Passive Management SA and a former private banker with Lombard Odier. He is convinced that only a passive investment approach can give optimal performance with the lowest possible risk to private investors.

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sexta-feira, 26 de março de 2010

Financial advisers' commission to cease, says FSA

Hilary Osborne, guardian.co.uk, 26 March 2010

A new law in the UK seeks at removing conflict of interest by being tougher on kickbacks.

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sexta-feira, 26 de fevereiro de 2010

Do bankers need their bonuses

BBC News, 26 February 2010

Because of the competitivity in the sector, bank raise salaries and bonuses to attract the best workers. The solution to stop this is for politicians globally to joint their forces and oblige bank to reduce these payments.

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