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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - COMMENT

    Buffett builds US$55b green pile as individual investors cut cash holdings

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:17am by James Saft

    ... are, but it is always there. Cash also provides investors with what so many hedge funds and other expensive financial products claim to provide: protection against the downside. James Montier, of fund managers GMO, calls cash "perhaps the oldest, easiest and most underrated source of tail risk protection". If you are worried, as small investors seem not to be, about the small ...

  2. Business - Money - COMMENT

    Matter of luck as investors get better

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by Reuters

    ... in the investment world. Mauboussin shows that statistical measures of outperformance by large capitalisation mutual funds in the United States have been declining steadily for almost five decades, ... by professionals. It would also be true, to the extent that you believe that skill is identifiable by those with capital, that the growth of hedge funds only reinforces the negative impact ...

  3. Business - China Business - COMMENT

    Chinese government defers another default but only for the time being

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 01:39am by BLOOM

    ... in the first half. Some of the gain, of course, is the result of central-government stimulus: expedited railway spending and tax cuts. Most of it reflects local fiscal pump-priming, funded by untold ...

  4. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Solving the puzzle of uneven globalisation

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 01:40am by Reuters

    ... condition. One person who has thought interestingly about these issues is Stephen Jen, a hedge fund manager at SLJ Macro Partners. Jen argues, picking up on points made by economist Paul Samuelson ... relationship between labour and capital. That helps to explain increasing wealth and income gaps and also wage growth suppression in the developed economies. A supporting idea is that globalisation ...

  5. Business - Money - COMMENT

    Fund exemplifies London's reliance on banking and dodgy foreign cash

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 02:53pm by Reuters

    ... James Saft Property investment fund exposes Britain to risks of dodgy foreign cash amid financial push A leveraged bet on London banking and oligarchs As a symbol of Britain's ill-advised romance with banking and dubious foreign money, a new prime London property investment fund is hard to beat. The investment vehicle from asset manager London Central Portfolio, which ...

  6. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    IMF meeting should adopt policy to tackle stagnation

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:08am by Reuters

    ... should also be applied in mobilising the trillions of dollars in public assets held by central banks and sovereign wealth funds, largely as safe liquid assets, to promote growth. ... ministers and central bank governors will gather in Washington this week for the twice-yearly meetings of the International Monetary Fund. Although there will not be the sense of alarm ...

  7. Business - Companies - COMMENT

    Did Temasek overpay for its stake in AS Watson?

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 11:13am by Peter Guy

    ... to quickly close a HK$44 billion private deal with Singapore's Temasek for 25 per cent of AS Watson may be convenient for him, but the future could reveal that the sovereign wealth fund overpaid ... were widely traded in a grey market by private funds and investors (which included Li's Horizon Ventures) for years before the deal. This private trading represented the real flotation ...

  8. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Simplistic arguments add nothing to policy debates

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 11:10am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... of its sovereign debt, since it was incurred for nefarious purposes that benefit the powerful. What about the fact that the cost of any hoped-for future borrowing soars after a default? ... is not actually sure who owns the French sovereign debt, and he believes no one else is either, because of agnotology- "the deliberate organisation of ignorance". But he alone seems the target ...

  9. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Shinzo Abe's reforms too slow when measured in China years

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 12:53am by BLOOM

    ... the US$1.26 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund to buy the Nikkei. "Having government-controlled pension funds purchase more stocks- in a market that is no higher than it was almost 30 ...

  10. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Digital age launches attack on the wisdom of cabbies

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:57am by RICHARD HARRIS

    ... management, several large Hong Kong-based firms managed global funds for clients, investing all around the world by phone and fax. Today most funds are managed in the region where they are invested, so fund managers gain experience only in their own local area. The digital age has allowed massive companies to manage a global entity better than ever before so the financial industry ...




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