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Archive for September 2011

September 27, 2011

The Noise of Daily Performance

Looking back, it is hard to remember a world without the presence of the 24 hour business media. The likes of CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News  are constantly inundating us with information that is presented as informative, necessary and most importantly, actionable. Further analysis into what is being said would reveal that most
September 27, 2011

Don’t Overlook Benchmarks

Investors are presented with a barrage of marketing material from funds and managers trying to raise capital, and what all these reports have in common is that they all focus on performance. That is not surprising considering the relatively large number of funds available with the few strategies being used, managers feel they can only
September 26, 2011

Avoid Turning your Investment Firm into a Technology Company

As information technology’s development accelerated, the investment industry took notice and began developing systems that would automate formerly manual tasks. Over time these systems have evolved into something more. While their benefits are continually vaunted by vendors and end users alike, the processes of ensuring that these systems are properly implemented and maintained belong, first
September 26, 2011

Where Do They Belong? The Corporate Structure of Investment Management Firms

The advancement of the investment industry has accelerated over the last two decades to where, today, we have high frequency trading powered by algorithms cumulating significant profits from numerous singular trades. During this period, the middle office functions of performance, compliance and risk have had a hard time keeping up. Stories of front running, misrepresentation