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Research: Index Funds Are Fueling Out-of-Whack CEO Pay Packages

Harvard Business

The pay of top managers has risen faster than those of other star earners. Top management compensation packages guarantee a high level of pay, but are often only weakly linked to the performance of the firm relative to its industry competitors. Nowadays, the same handful of large, diversified asset management companies controls a significant proportion of US corporations. In other words, these managers are rewarded less for outperforming their competitors.

Startups Could Fundamentally Change the Way Big Investors Operate

Harvard Business

Innovation has the potential to transform the investment industry. Small startup firms are already developing proprietary technologies — such as machine vision, deep learning, and other innovations —– that could help large investors evaluate opportunities and risks with far greater accuracy and efficiency than was previously possible. Yet the world’s largest funds are closed off from these innovations.

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Universities Are Missing Out on an Explosive Growth Sector: Their Own

Harvard Business Review

Education is on the brink of rapid change that will create a lot of value for innovators. One representative example: April’s Education Innovation Summit , where more than 2,000 people energetically discussed how technology and markets are charting the future of education globally. One outside manager of many endowments I spoke to confirmed to me that there has been “no mandate” from clients to be investing in the future of higher education. “I

Stop Assuming Your Data Will Bring You Riches

Harvard Business Review

Hedge Funds will love our data — they will practically buy any set of data that might give them a potential edge”. Content Innovation. For example, a product evaluating nonprofit organizations may be highly useful to a wealth manager seeking to help his client to select a charity as part of a value-added tax efficiency service. The innovation consulting firm Innosight often refers to “$50 million in 5 years” as a reasonable target for a brand new business.

Why Those Guys Won the Economics Nobels

Harvard Business Review

The prizes were awarded “for their empirical analysis of asset prices,” but what the three had been doing looked from the outside less like a common endeavor than a not-all-that-coherent argument. Campbell’s work has also made liberal use of the analytic tools developed by Hansen. So I wanted to see if Campbell could make sense of the prizes and the current state of academic knowledge about asset prices. Economy Finance Managing uncertainty