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The literature reviews are intended to provide brief and readable versions of the original papers or topics but also point out tangible ideas. This is about sense-making and implications for you, the investor.


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Can we Forecast Recessions?

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Some Recent Observations of Demographics & Budget Deficits

Written by Gareth Witten via Investor Literature. Doing scenario analysis for clients is extremely exciting and rewarding because it allows me to take the “outside view” for firms in different countries. It also allows me to make sense of some of the emerging trends that I can

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The Plight of the Emerging Manager (S1E2) – The 40-hour Sleep

Written by James Burron This posting is a bit less nuts-and-bolts, and hope it helps. Working in a start-up operation – including an alternative manager or service provider – is not for the faint of heart. One must have a market to target, the staff to do

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Still waiting for a hedge fund summer? Canadian hedge fund strategies value-add & diversification

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Three sheep for your two wine casts? Why US trade wars should have little to do with trade deficits

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Stock Selection has the Potential for 3-4 Times More Returns than Asset Allocation…but asset allocation is easier

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4 Scenarios for the Global Game

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Will AI Take Over Active Fund Management?

Written by Gareth Witten via Global Risk Institute.  The invasion of artificial intelligence algorithms in many different fields from finance and autonomous cars to diagnosing and recommending treatment plans have dominated the public media and academic literature (see The Economist Special Report, 25 June 2016). The number

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The Plight of the Emerging Manager – S1E1 (Registration)

Written by James Burron Starting an alternative strategy or asset management company can be a perilous affair. It requires registration with the local regulator (which have varying degrees of proficiency and capital requirements, length of application process, and on-going compliance audits), amassing the initial investment portfolio and

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What does recent M&A volume declines say about the stock market?

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