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EVERYDAY INSIGHTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Richard Bernstein is known as a big thinker. He was ranked the number one analyst in several categories including Portfolio Strategy and Quantitative Research for multiple years before making the switch to managing money and mutual funds at his own firm in 2009. With all of the data available to him, what does he pay attention to? Sometimes it’s the everyday things that can make a difference.
When Cornerstone Macro’s Francois Trahan was inducted into the Institutional Investor All-America Research Team Hall of Fame this year for being ranked Wall Street’s number one portfolio strategist for ten of the last eleven years by institutional investors, he told the magazine “if I could have done it again, I would have wanted to know more about history and psychology- behavioral finance.” We asked him about one of investing’s great mysteries.
ARNOTT: ECLIPSE CHASER
What does a successful financial innovator, fund manager and founder of a pioneering research and investment firm do in his spare time? Research Affiliates’ Chairman and CEO Robert Arnott explains what he calls one of his stranger hobbies, chasing solar eclipses wherever they are occurring around the world.
SYLLA: CONCISE BIOGRAPHY
If you want to learn more about Alexander Hamilton’s fascinating life and his invaluable contributions to the founding of America, there is now an alternative to wading through the 800 page best seller, “Hamilton” by Ron Chernow. WEALTHTRACK guest and noted financial historian, Richard Sylla has just written a much shorter and more accessible biography based on numerous illustrations from Hamilton’s era. I asked Sylla what led him to write Alexander Hamilton: The Illustrated Biography.