Why monkeys beat fund managers

Every now and then a bored financial publication goes to the zoo, rents a monkey and pits him against a bunch of mutual fund managers.  Lo and behold, the ignorant monkey who doesn’t know a thing about betas or earnings potential beats the significant majority of active portfolio managers. These journalists must be pretty good monkey… Read More »

You know you are in finance when…

…the bartenders at Starbucks make your coffee without you having to order it. …you yell at your girlfriend for being shitty at excel. …you see your Blackberry blinking on saturday morning and get in a cab to the office before you actually read the message. …you write your valentine’s day card in bullet points. …it’s… Read More »

Institutional Investor’s 2014 research ranking

Like every year, more than 2,200 money managers working for about 800 investment institutions (with circa €6 trillion of equities under management) have voted for their favourite sell-side research analysts on the 2014 Institutional Investor’s 29th annual equity research ranking. Many buy-side fund managers rely on the opinion of sell-side analysts to assess their current or… Read More »