Simplicity in a Complex World

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June 1, 2012

While attending the CFA Conference… in Chicago a couple of weeks ago, I got to listen to one of my favorite financial voices, James Montier of GMO.  In a conference heavy on academic presentations, it was refreshing to hear an investing practitioner hold forth.  Presenting his white paper, “The Flaws  

categories: banking, corporate governance, fiduciary responsibility, finance, markets, risk

Stocks on the Rise, but with Little Foundation

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April 19, 2012

Here we are a little more than three years removed from the financial crisis-induced stock market bottom and much has changed.  Well, some things have changed.  For one, the S&P 500 has more than doubled.  So the return side of the risk/return equation has moved significantly. What about risk?  Certainly…  

categories: banking, finance, growth, markets, risk

Global Alliance for Banking on Values Roundtable

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March 22, 2012

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit in on a roundtable discussion chaired by David Korslund, senior advisor to the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) at New Resource Bank… headquarters in San Francisco.  The dialogue centered on the creation of an effective investment vehicle to generate capital for  

categories: banking, ecological limits, finance


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