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  • newOne Year Left to Run on Critical No-Action Letters for Investment Managers
    The Securities and Exchange Commission issued three no-action letters on the issue of research payments, in light of developments on that issue in Europe in 2017. Specifically, they dealt with the cross-border of Europe’s rules (MiFID II), which we…
    - 15 hours ago, 18 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • Restrictions on Pension Plan Investments: A Global Survey
    A new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development surveys the main quantitative investment restrictions to which pension funds and other pension providers are subject in both OECD countries and a selection of International O…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • Tick Size and High-Frequency Trading
    A lot of hopes have been placed on changes in market tick sizes. In the 1990s there was a big push to reduce the tick sizes of securities, allowing them to get down to one cent or fractions thereof. In the new millennium came a sense of regret. Obser…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • The Audacity of Opacity
    By Bill Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association Why are we still talking about this? No, it’s not the central bankers and their insatiable easing tendencies, trade wars with China, or even the Women’s World Cup football match (sorry Netherlands!). These sto…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jul 19, 9:21am -
  • ESG: WHAT’S UNDER THE HOOD?
    By Nicolas Rabener of FactorResearch (@FactorResearch) ESG INVESTING – SIMPLE OR COMPLEX? Investing is complicated as it is simple and complex at the same time. Common advice for new investors is to pursue a buy-and-hold approach for long-term weal…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • Quantum Computing Will Mess Up all Expectations
    There are reports that Google is preparing an announcement of “quantum supremacy” for later this year. If true, this is the biggest tech story since the transistor replaced vacuum tubes. It could be a disruptive development for just about every b…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • Private Equity and the Law in India
    A forthcoming article in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law discusses the investor control rights typically negotiated in the private equity context in India. The article, by Arjya B. Majumdar, an associate professor at Jinda…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • Oil & Gas: Where is the Capital Flowing?
    The last two years have seen record low levels of mergers and acquisitions activity in the oil and gas sector in the United States. There are other signs of lassitude in the field: a record low volume of PE deals, (more of that in a moment), and only…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • The Dangers and Attractions of Infrastructure Investing
    An arm of Brookfield Asset Management, Brookfield Infrastructure, announced that it is leading a group of investors to buy Genesee & Wyoming for a cash payment of $112 per share, a premium of nearly 40% over the pre-announcement stock price. This is…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jul 19, 8:00pm -
  • Net Performance Reporting: Not Just Arithmetic
    Why can’t a fund manager simply subtract all fees and expenses from gross returns and present the arithmetical result to existing or potential investors? In a newly released paper, Donald Steinbrugge, the founder and CEO of Agecroft Partners, discu…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Jul 19, 8:00pm -

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