Archive for October, 2013

CLIFF ASNESS: LEVERAGE. DERIVATIVES. SHORTING.

October 18, 2013

The three “dirty words” of finance became taboo after the 2008 financial crisis, but this week’s guest says investors need them to boost their portfolios and “clean up” in the market. Our Financial Thought Leader this week is Cliff Asness, Managing and Founding Principal of AQR Capital Management, a global investment management firm which runs hedge funds, mutual funds, and a diversified collection of investment strategies. In this rare interview, he’ll discuss the tools we can use to diversify our portfolios. Continue Reading »

CONSIDER QUANTS

October 18, 2013

CONSIDER QUANTS

Consider adding mutual funds run by reputable and leading edge quantitative research and strategy firms.

Two masters of the art:

– Cliff Asness of AQR Capital Management
– Andrew Lo of MIT and AlphaSimplex Group

CLIFF ASNESS: LESSONS IN RISK CONTROL

October 18, 2013

Cliff Asness, the Founding and Managing Principal of AQR Capital Management, is also the proud father of two sets of twins.  Consuelo asked him if his risk managing skills from his office are also applied to his household.

    

PREMIUM: CLIFF ASNESS

October 17, 20130 Comments

Leverage. Derivatives. Shorting.

The three “dirty words” of finance, according to this week’s guest, became a regular part of our vocabulary after the 2008 financial crisis, but how can investors get back to “clean” investing principles? Our Financial Thought Leader this week is Cliff Asness, Managing and Founding Principal of AQR Capital Management, a global investment management firm which runs hedge funds, mutual funds, and a diversified collection of investment strategies. In this rare interview, he’ll discuss the three legs of his “investment stool” and the tools we can use to diversify our portfolios.

DAVID ROSENBERG: SEISMIC INVESTMENT SHIFT

October 11, 2013

Financial Thought Leader David Rosenberg is predicting a generational investment shift. The influential Chief Economist and Strategist at Toronto-based wealth management firm Gluskin Sheff recently reversed course on his long standing deflation and bullish bond theme. He believes Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s fight against deflation is working and that we are already seeing signs of inflation emerging and the economy strengthening beyond what most on Wall Street expect.  He explains his new call and why investors should be making some proactive changes to their portfolios now. Continue Reading »

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