With so many fund managers overcharging and underperforming it’s no surprise that there’s a trend towards internalising funds management. However, Harvard’s experience shows that internalising is far easier said than done.
The run of redemptions and lock-up of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension fund was entirely predictable. The same conditions exist elsewhere and point to a wave of state and local government pension and debt defaults in the coming decade.
Banks are complex, but understanding why banks fail and what can be done about it doesn’t have to be.
Many countries have crashed and burned on the journey to being a developed market – will China be another?
The following scenario shows how falls in the equity market in China could lead to a hard landing for its economy
Using Australia, Italy and Greece as case studies, this article looks at the frequently ignored problems building in sovereign debt.
Meredith Whitney’s prediction about US state and local governments defaulting is coming true – are subprime governments the next threat?
This article corrects much of the current discussion about liquidity for debt securities and puts forward the key things to focus on.