The Structural Drivers of Investment Returns
After more than 40 years of work in the financial markets, studying all the data I could get my hands on, I’ve found it to be universally true that those who argue “history doesn’t matter” have never actually studied history.
Hedge Funds Deserve the Drubbing By Private Equity
When the liquidity tide recedes, investors from sovereign wealth to billionaire family offices are getting even more impatient with hedge funds. They are discovering that a lot of these expensive money managers don’t really hedge, and the pivot toward private equity was the right decision after all.
I Beg to Differ
Howard Marks’s latest memo argues that investors seeking superior performance must have the courage to depart from the pack, even though doing so means accepting the risk of being wrong. Thinking differently and better than others is key to outperformance, he explains, because in investing, it’s not enough to be right.
Should Consumers Annuitize at Normal Retirement Age?
The decision to annuitize at age 65 may be optimal in instances of extreme longevity (age 90-95+) or if there is a prolonged environment for stocks and bonds that is as bad or worse than any conditions experienced in the historical record.