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Capital Markets and Investments

Don’t Call It a Hedge Fund

Media Mentions | June 13, 2014 | Financial Post

Prof. Michael Weinberg says it’s difficult to understand when “hedge fund” became a pejorative term, but that for many, “investment partner” is now the preferable, if euphemistic, term.

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Some Scary Practices Return to US Property Market, but the Bubbles Are Overseas

Media Mentions | June 11, 2014 | CNBC

Prof. Shang–Jin Wei says that because most Chinese “tend to rely on savings and their children for financial security” instead of the retirement plans and social safety nets that are available to Americans, a crash in the Chinese housing market would not do the same damage as the US property market’s bust did in 2008.

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Slow Your Judgments on Fast Trading

Media Mentions | June 10, 2014 | Bloomberg View

Prof. Charles Jones’s research shows that both price impact and slippage in large–cap US stocks has fallen slightly since high–frequency trading entered the market.

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Park Money in US Bonds: Pro

Media Mentions | June 02, 2014 | CNBC

Prof. Moshe Cohen says that the current state of the US bond market will make investors with forward expectations start thinking more deeply about inflation rates, where money is coming into the system, and who’s spending it.

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Phil Mickelson’s Branding at Risk?

Media Mentions | June 02, 2014 | CNBC

Prof. Moshe Cohen argues that the major problem with insider trading is that there is a lot of legislative uncertainty and public ignorance about what precisely is legal and not legal.

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One of World’s Top Wealth Funds Urged to Adopt Style of Investing Pioneered by Canadian Pension

Media Mentions | May 30, 2014 | Financial Post

Research by Prof. Andrew Ang advises the Norwegian government’s global sovereign wealth fund to take more risk in investing and to adopt the “opportunity cost model” pioneered by the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

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Norway Should Replicate CPPIB with Government Pension Fund Global — Review

Media Mentions | May 29, 2014 | Pensions & Investments

Prof. Andrew Ang’s research shows that in order to increase returns for the its sovereign wealth fund, the Norwegian Ministry of Finance should take more risks and adopt a cost management model pioneered by the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board.

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World's Largest Sovereign Wealth Fund Should Follow Canada's Model

Press Release | May 28, 2014

Columbia Business School Professor says $850 billion Norwegian Government Pension Fund would benefit from taking on more risk

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Netting Risk Not Widely Understood

Media Mentions | May 23, 2014 | Pensions & Investments

Prof. Michael Weinberg says that while he is a believer in the value proposition of alternative investments, institutional investors would be well served by having a better understanding of netting risk.

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Hedge Fund Industry Unlikely to Be Hit with Fed Rules

Media Mentions | May 20, 2014 | TheStreet

Prof. Kent Daniel argues that both academics and the public need more disclosures about hedge fund security lending, short positions, and derivatives investment in order to analyze whether or not hedge fund leverage is a serious problem.

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