| Apparently the UK hates womenI didn't know this was even going on, but apparently the EU may soon require boards to be 40% female. Britain is against strict quotas, instead favoring a business-driven approach.
I actually can't believe this is an issue. The EU can actually get together to force diversity upon the private...|| 3 years 2 months|
| Looking for information on CA fundsI've been looking into hedge funds on the west coast, but quite a few do not have a substantial public profiles. Does anyone have information on the following? I have read through the websites (where available), combed the internet for interviews/articles, and have read through all the information...|| 3 years 2 months|
| Developing short ideasI'll admit I know very little about shorting. Equity research is not known for its abundance of sell ratings. But, as I contemplate a move to the buyside, I am trying to learn.
It seems to me that successful shorts target companies with at least one of the following:
(1) Blatant...|| 3 years 3 months|
| Unemployment below 8%Unemployment numbers revised upwards for August revised from 96,000 to 142,000, and September fell roughly in line with expectations (114,000). The cumulative effect is a decline in unemployment to 7.8%.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-05/u-s-jobless-rate-unexpectedly-falls-to-7-8-114-000...|| 3 years 4 months|
| Operation Twist 2: Twist Harder...or not so hard.
The Fed has committed another $267 billion to operation twist, expanding the original $400 billion commitment.
This comes in the wake of grim economic projections,...|| 3 years 7 months|
| Following consensus to profitA lot of people have (correctly) criticized ER analysts for producing unoriginal research, and not catching companies before they fail. These analysts are not dumb people. They are probably as smart as buy side analysts- they went to the same schools and worked for the same firms.
Why would you...|| 3 years 8 months|
| 12 Average Americans: Should we still have the...I saw an article talking about how the jurors may be bored at Rajat Gupta's trial. They were praised for being attentive.
I am rather disheartened by this.
Your fate is being decided by 12 average Americans....|| 3 years 8 months|
| If you could only choose 1 firm...I think everybody here plans to switch firms at some point, most likely more than once.
But, if you had to commit to one company for the rest of your career, which would you choose? Why?
I think I would want to go with a privately held investment management firm. Like the Capital Group,...|| 3 years 9 months|
| Expectation of coverage...without premiums?I try not to pick apart the NYT op-eds, as they are not supposed to be well researched arguments. But the below makes a case against current healthcare reform plans, while trying to argue for them.
The author's...|| 3 years 10 months|
| A replacement to the university?The cost of post-secondary education is relevant to many users on this board. Those not in school are likely paying off loans or considering a graduate degree.
There have been several attempts to open elite educational institutions to the masses, most notably MITs OpenCourseWare. The problem is...|| 3 years 11 months|