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GRANT ON BAGEHOT: LASTING INFLUENCE

October 19, 2018

BAGEHOT: LASTING INFLUENCE

James Grant, the author of several books including biographies of Bernard Baruch and John Adams just finished one on Walter Bagehot, one of the most influential journalists of the Victorian era. Bagehot, editor of The Economist was himself an economist and expert on central banks. He became famous for his Bagehot’s rule which has been summarized as calling for central banks in times of financial crisis to: “lend without limit, to solvent firms, against good collateral, at ‘high rates’.”  Grant’s “The Life of Walter Bagehot” will be published next year.   

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GRANT & ZWEIG: ENLIGHTENING LITERATURE

October 12, 2018

ENLIGHTENING LITERATURE

Highly respected journalists and Financial Thought Leaders, James Grant and Jason Zweig each share a recently read book which has expanded their knowledge and perspective.

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BERNSTEIN: PACTIVE MANAGEMENT

October 5, 2018

PACTIVE MANAGEMENT

Merrill Lynch’s longtime top-ranked investment strategist Richard Bernstein launched his own investment advisory firm, Richard Bernstein Advisors(RBA) in 2009 to apply his “top-down” macro strategy and quantitative analytical skills to real portfolios. He decided to combine his active asset allocation approach with passive investment instruments such as ETFs in what he trademarked as Pactive Management, which he believes is the wave of the future.

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TESTORF: MIND CLEARING ACTIVITY

September 28, 2018

Running international portfolios is an intense, high-pressure job requiring extensive research about multiple topics. How does ClearBridge International Growth Funds’ Michael Testorf de-stress?  Windsurfing.

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DOLL: GUIDING PRINCIPLES

September 14, 2018

Longtime portfolio manager and strategist Bob Doll has always inspired me with his work ethic, ability to successfully execute many jobs simultaneously and being cheerful and energetic while doing so. He and his wife have been deeply and actively involved in supporting and protecting Christians all over the world, including some of the world’s most dangerous places. He discusses his guiding principles.

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