Posts filed under “Finance”

Peter L. Bernstein on Risk

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Source: McKinsey

Category: Finance

The Slowly Disappearing Commission

Source: Wealth Management

Category: Corporate Management, Finance

Swiss Leaks

Source: WonkBlog

Category: Finance, Legal

The Real Wolves of Wall Street

Source: Master’s in Accounting Degrees

Category: Digital Media, Finance, Really, really bad calls, Wages & Income

Performance fee baloney.

The Banker’s Umbrella began in January of 2013, and as it turns out it seems to have become rather popular. The Banker’s Umbrella is loved by many and hated by a few. Not bad for one (former) banker and a laptop. ~~~ Performance fee baloney. You know that look teenage kids give their parents at least twice a…Read More

Category: Finance, Investing, Think Tank

The Russian Laundromat

Source: OCCRP From OCCRP: Call it the Laundromat. It’s a complex system for laundering more than $20 billion in Russian money stolen from the government by corrupt politicians or earned through organized crime activity. It was designed to not only move money from Russian shell companies into EU banks through Latvia, it had the added…Read More

Category: Crony Capitalists, Currency, Digital Media, Finance, Legal, Politics

How to Make Your Personal Philanthropy Smarter

The year-end holidays are when the interests of donors and charities are most in synch. However, after several disturbing news reports, I decided it was time to revisit how to give away money. With a bit of digging and diligence, you can make your generosity more effective and efficient. First, the bad news: A few…Read More

Category: Finance, Really, really bad calls

Pimco’s $1.5 Billion 2013 Bonus Pool

How much compensation the folks at Pacific Investment Management Co., better known as Pimco, haul in each year has always been a topic of fascination on Wall Street. In 2012, news reports suggested that the firm’s top 30 partners “pulled down an average $33 million a year in compensation in recent years.” A subsequent column…Read More

Category: Finance, Really, really bad calls, Wages & Income

TDS: Money is the Big Winner of 2014 Midterms


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Category: Finance, Legal, Really, really bad calls, Video

Why There Are Two Standards for Financial Advice

> My Sunday Washington Post Business Section column is out. This morning, we look at the various legal standards of care financial advisors must adhere to. The print version had the full headline Why Two Standards for Financial Advice? while the online version was Find a financial adviser who will put your interests first. As I…Read More

Category: Finance, Investing, Legal