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Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo Wants to ‘Minimize Attention’ to Wall Street Managers’ Compensation

Media Mentions | July 30, 2014 | International Business Times

Prof. Michael Weinberg argues that secrecy in pension funds allows for better deals that can be negotiated privately and, in turn, optimize returns for beneficiaries.

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Fair-Value Accounting’s Role in Financial Crisis Scrutinized

Media Mentions | June 30, 2014 | Accounting Today

Prof. Urooj Khan’s research finds that fair value accounting was unfairly blamed for the 2008–2009 financial crisis, but recognizes that some investors reacted positively to news that rules would be relaxed in response to the crisis.

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How to Rebalance Your Portfolio

Media Mentions | June 27, 2014 | The Wall Street Journal

Prof. Andrew Ang says that rebalancing one’s portfolio is the “simplest and yet one of the most powerful ways” of buying low and selling high.

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Pension Funds' Fixation on Past Performance 'Damaging Wealth' – Study

Media Mentions | June 20, 2014 | Investment & Pensions Europe

Research by Prof. Andrew Ang shows that institutional investors’ common practice of chasing mutli–year returns in asset classes and managers damages long–term performance for pension funds.

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Doubts About Amazon's Future Overshadow Fire Phone Launch

Media Mentions | June 20, 2014 | The Guardian

Prof. Bruce Greenwald says Amazon’s venture into a busy smartphone industry in which they have no competitive advantage is an attempt at “sustaining an unsustainable stock price.”

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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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