04/23/2012

Does your fund manager really protect your interest?

American shareholders have a say on the pay of corporate executives and across the West, institutional shareholders take an active interest in the way managements run companies. Still, the Citi revolt took every Wall Street watcher by surprise.

04/23/2012

Let's Stop Redistributing Wealth and Enact Sound Fiscal Policy

The problems with the American economy are deep and complex. They are rooted in decades and decades of kicking the can down the road and using band-aids to mask the real consequences of certain policies, rather than enduring the pain of viable solutions.

04/18/2012

Survey: Most singles would choose love over money

Men make more risky investments, have more regret: 28.4% men vs. only 15.3% of women said they had made a risky investment with their money; in turn 80.4% of men said they also had made a recent financial decision they regretted vs. only 74.2% of women.

04/18/2012

Software without the technology headaches

The industry is buzzing with new technology; and with new technology comes new buzzwords and phrases! “Cloud Computing”, “Software on Demand”, “Software as a Service”.

04/16/2012

Feeding the Dragon by Justin Urquhart Stewart

The Year of the Water Dragon, whilst normally providing good joss for those followers of Chinese astrology, is also proving to be a challenging one on various fronts.

04/11/2012

The Science and Art of Investing Can Harm Your Returns

The complex details are exhaustively set forth in the report. No one could quarrel with the stated goal, which is “to add alpha, or risk-adjusted excess returns, of greater than 2 percent annually to readily available indexes over a market cycle.&am

04/09/2012

How the top bankers earn their fat salaries

Gary Dugan, chief investment officer for private banking at Emirates NBD, is primarily responsible for the investment products and portfolios of the bank's high-net-worth clients.

03/19/2012

Muppets 1 Gollums 0 By Tim Price

You are about to experience the most unbelievable week in America ever, and we have to prepare for the absolutely worst case,Dimon told his staff..

03/19/2012

BMO Harris Private Banking Market Report

BMO Harris Private Banking today released its latest market commentary report, Equities Advance as Fears Ease. The report notes an improvement in the outlook for the eurozone and a continued advance in global equity markets.

03/09/2012

Bankers Behaving Badly Are No Black Swans

It’s hard to feel too sympathetic for wealthy financiers caught behaving badly. But considering the stress of the job, and simple statistics, it shouldn’t be too shocking to hear of Wall Streeters stabbing a cabbie or defecating in public. Mor

02/20/2012

Learning a lesson from the Americans

Following my comments about the missing financial infrastructure in the UK, I was recently comparing the US banking and financial structures with our own.