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Our gambling culture

April 2015—The craving for immediate gratification has spread well beyond Wall Street.more

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The $64 trillion question: Convergence in asset management

February 2015—Traditional asset managers and alternatives specialists are eagerly contending for an outsize share of a rapidly growing industry.more

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A conversation with Jim Coulter

February 2015—The veteran investor discusses alternative assets, shifting currents within the industry, and how management fees are like a two-by-four.more

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Private equity in India: Once overestimated, now underserved

February 2015—General partners can use lessons from the past decade to build a new and better future.more

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A new era for asset management: A discussion with Edward Bonham Carter

December 2014—A leading manager shares his views on an industry undergoing profound change.more

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Money isn’t everything (but we need $57 trillion for infrastructure)

December 2014—A massive funding gap will open in coming years. New research shows how to close part of it.more

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Thriving in a world of low and flat: An interview with Douglas Hodge

December 2014—The head of the world’s largest fixed-income manager discusses the industry’s past, present, and future.more

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From indexes to insights: The rise of thematic investing

December 2014—Leading institutions say this new approach can deliver better performance over the long term than their traditional methods. Here’s how they’re putting it in place.more

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What overachieving institutional investors get right

December 2014—No single practice or behavior explains success. Instead, top investors work across five dimensions to achieve excellence.more

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Private-equity operations: Inside the black box

December 2014—Initiatives to accelerate growth are a priority; cost cutting is seen as a commodity skill.more

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The family-business factor in emerging markets

December 2014—Family-owned businesses are a large and growing force. Organizations that want to collaborate—or compete—with these companies in emerging markets must first understand them.more

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