Financial Thought Leaders

Ben Inker: The Next Generation of Financial Gurus

April 19, 2013

A rare interview with next generation Financial Thought Leader Ben Inker, co-head of GMO’s asset allocation team. Inker explains why he is increasing GMO’s cash levels and treading very carefully in both the stock and bond markets.

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Robert Shiller: Expert on Market Bubbles Weighs in on Housing, Stocks and Bonds

March 29, 2013

Why is renowned Yale economist, Robert Shiller, who predicted the bursting of the tech and housing bubbles, now calling the bond market “dangerous”? Financial Thought Leader and visionary Robert Shiller shares his views and advice on the stock, bond and housing markets. Continue Reading »

Andrew Lo: How Do You Cope With Increasingly Complex Markets?

January 25, 2013

The sea change in the markets. Financial Thought Leader, Andrew Lo, renowned professor of finance at MIT and hedge fund manager says the markets are more complex and challenging than ever before. He shares strategies to survive and prosper. Continue Reading »

Michael Mauboussin: Investment Success Which Matters Most? Luck or Skill

December 7, 2012

Luck versus skill in investing! How much does each matter to investment success? Our guest this week, Financial Thought Leader Michael Mauboussin has written a new book on the topic. Titled The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck In Business, Sports and Investing, its conclusions might surprise you. Continue Reading »

James Grant: The Federal Reserve’s Most Outspoken Critic

September 28, 2012

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has been widely credited with playing a key role in saving the global financial system from spiraling into a deeper recession. As a recent Financial Times headline read, “Central Bank Action Lifts Gloom”; “Bold Fed and ECB Moves Cheer Investors- Confidence Increases in U.S. and Europe.” There is no question that the Fed and to a lesser degree the ECB, the European Central Bank, are pulling out all stops to boost economic growth, investor confidence, and stock returns, going far beyond what their critics maintain is their proper role. As this week’s guest, financial journalist and historian James Grant told me, “Central bankers have morphed into central planners.” Continue Reading »

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