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  • GRANT ON BAGEHOT: LASTING INFLUENCE

    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

    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

    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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