Monthly Archives: August 2012

Experts and clay feet

There have been a series of rapid-fire implosions in the careers of a particular sector of the media here in the U.S. in recent months. The hardest hit have been those who play the role of the informed translator, the … Continue reading

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More sliding deck chairs

Apologies for the light posting – back to more frequent material soon. In the meantime, further signs of despair for active managers from Shannon Zimmerman at Morningstar: So far in 2012, passively managed domestic-equity funds have trumped their actively managed … Continue reading

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As if on cue…

Further to my earlier post about the decline of traditional fund management, from Sunday’s FTfm (sub): Fund universe contraction accelerates by Ruth Sullivan The rate of contraction of the sprawling European fund industry accelerated in the first six months of … Continue reading

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Turning the knife

You have to hand it to the British – they do disdain better than just about anyone. From the Guardian: Ann Romney’s horse fails to win dressage but avoids offending British Short of mocking Shetland ponies over their lack of … Continue reading

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The sunset decline of the investment industry

When most people think of “finance” they think of Wall Street banks, and the people who work in them. It means something different to me. I toiled for a decade or two at the marketing and manager research end of … Continue reading

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