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Why an Activist Hedge Fund Cares Whether Apple’s Devices Are Bad for Kids

Harvard Business

On January 6, 2017, JANA Partners , a New York–based activist hedge fund, and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) sent a letter to Apple’s board of directors that may change the future of activist investing. The term “activist hedge fund” connotes to many a “corporate raider” who creates short-term profits at the expense of other stakeholders and long-term investors. Tim Ellis/Getty Images.

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One Big Reason There’s So Little Competition Among U.S. Banks

Harvard Business

Yet the unfortunate side effect of uncompetitive markets is that consumers pay higher prices. Basically, a handful of asset management firms have become the most powerful shareholders of the nation’s largest banks. Index funds have given millions of people relatively low-cost access to the stock market. This collective flood of individual investment has turned asset management companies into ginormous shareholders. BlackRock alone manages about $4.7

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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. market capitalization ) and 500 additional public companies. CEOs get paid handsomely.

Startups Could Fundamentally Change the Way Big Investors Operate

Harvard Business

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. In September 2016 we undertook a survey of nearly 300 endowment and foundation managers. This disconnect is a major problem for the continuing development of efficient capital markets.

Why the U.S. Needs More Worker-Owned Companies

Harvard Business

And some companies with employee majority-owned stock programs, such as Publix Super Markets and outerwear maker W.L. The social impact funds want to support it for social reasons, whereas hedge funds and others are recognizing that the superior resiliency and performance of worker-owned firms can improve their returns. And companion bills developed to enable the U.S. The co-op gives lobstermen a way to participate in the wholesale market and to share in the profits.

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

Harvard Business Review

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 Those who manage money for higher education, I propose, need to get much more interested in the market they are in.

Why Those Guys Won the Economics Nobels

Harvard Business Review

The Swedes had given the award to one guy, Eugene Fama , who is best known for originating something called the efficient market hypothesis, another guy, Robert Shiller , who once called the efficient market hypothesis “one of the most remarkable errors in the history of economic thought,” and a third guy, Lars Peter Hansen , whose work is so dense that even academic economists couldn’t satisfactorily explain it or its connection to Fama and Shiller.