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How to solve for lack of trust inherent in financial transactions

As far back as the beginning of civilization, centralized ledgers have been the answer to solving trust issues, said Michael Casey, chief content officer at CoinDesk, in a keynote presentation during the Canadian Investment Review’s Investment Innovation Conference in November. The first form of writing ever recorded was a ledger on a Sumerian tablet dating […]

The case for eventual inflation

While inflation never materialized after the last financial crisis and the subsequent economic expansion, this time will be different, said Erik Weisman, portfolio manager and chief economist at MFS Investment Management, when speaking at the Canadian Investment Review’s Investment Innovation Conference in November. After the global financial crisis, quantitative easing didn’t generate inflation because the […]

The prospect of a Joe Biden presidency with a Republican-held senate is an ideal outcome for markets, said Charles Myers, founder and chairman of Signum Global Advisors, during the Canadian Investment Review’s Investment Innovation Conference in November. Speaking the morning after the election, Myers said Republicans’ expected continued control of the senate would have “very […]

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In the fall of 2008, James Weatherall, today a professor of logic and the philosophy of science at the University of California, Irvine, was a PhD student in physics in New Jersey and lived across the river from Wall Street. When the financial crisis hit, he saw how the media was placing the blame on […]

Thinking Outside of the Box

A holistic approach to integrating ESG across the portfolio.

Lessons From Brexit

Portfolio construction a good buffer for geopolitical risk.

The Power of Processing

Using big data to influence today's investment decisions.

The Failed Promise of Innovation

Coverage of the 2010 Investment Innovation Conference.

Sovereign Wealth Funds Bounce Back

Shift from finance companies to infrastructure.

African Untapped Markets

What are the investment opportunities in Africa?