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Sovereign Wealth Funds: Big Players with Some Big Problems

October 9, 2011

Betsy Wiesendanger and Christen Marie Soden

As an asset class, sovereign wealth funds total more than either private equity or hedge funds. Here’s how they could affect you and your portfolio in the months ahead.

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All Together Now

September 7, 2011

Rebecca McReynolds

A ripple in one market causes a tsunami in another. Are global markets getting too interconnected?

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When Investor Trust Goes Awry

June 27, 2011

Sharon Kahn

Chitra Ramkrishna, joint managing director of the National Stock Exchange of India, describes the formation of a stock exchange that catered to investors, not brokers.

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Japan’s Economy: What Now?

March 28, 2011

As a nation begins to rebuild, Chazen Senior Scholar David Weinstein sizes up the likely impact to Japan’s fiscal growth prospects.

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Renewable Energy: The Price Problem

March 25, 2011

Jennifer Lynch

Everyone agrees that green power is a good idea. But few power producers (or governments) want to foot the bill. Financial analyst Dan Potash finds a middle ground.

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Price Is What You Pay; Value Is What You (Hopefully) Get

April 18, 2011

Rebecca McReynolds

A new book from Chazen Senior Scholar Stephen Penman helps investors avoid the risk of paying too much.

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The State of Sovereign Wealth Funds

January 27, 2011

The Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University

Sovereign wealth funds have more assets under management than private equity or hedge funds. Why, then, is so little know about this assets class — and why is it so controversial? This new briefing paper explains it all.

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Sovereign Wealth Funds: Hidden Riches

January 27, 2011

Sovereign wealth funds are a huge, subterranean asset class that could be key to solving global warming. Yet their lack of transparency makes them controversial. Find out what’s next for this little-known pool of wealth and why you should keep them on your radar.

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Going Green: How to Get the Money

January 27, 2011

Sharon Kahn

There’s a huge, untapped source of financing for clean energy development that could help reverse global warning. Chazen Senior Scholar Patrick Bolton reveals how sovereign wealth funds could make the world a cleaner, greener place.

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Bulletproof Your Portfolio Against Another Global Meltdown

December 15, 2010

A sweeping examination of 17,000 firms in 44 countries by Chazen Senior Scholar Charles W. Calomiris reveals factors that helped determine whether an equity sank or swam during the financial crisis. A must-read for institutional and individual investors.

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