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Greetings,We begin with the United States where the Federal Reserve delivered “liftoff” as expected. Here are some market reactions. 1. As discussed yesterday, overall this wasn’t much of a market event since a great deal of the policy change has been priced in. The chart below shows Fed Funds futures implied rate curve before and

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Think there’s not enough evidence to demonstrate that gender diversity can boost returns and improve diversification? Take a look at the infographic below and see if you still feel the same way… (c) 2015 MJ Alts   For more musings, rants and research, please visit my website at www.aboutmjones.com or follow me on Twitter (@MJ_Meredith_J).  

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Forensic-Account-Fraud

Alexander Brokaw contributes to The Edge on a weekly basis with his posts on the latest frauds perpetrated in the financial industry. Yesterday, the SEC took a shot at sweeping up the dirtier corners of the auditing industry, suspending five accountants and two audit firms from working on any SEC-related matters. “These accountants and their

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The-Self-Esteem-Trap

During my panel comments as a seminar speaker on November 17, 2015 in New York, I shared a variety of marketing and public relations insights. This program, “Institutionalizing Your Brand to Effectively Raise Capital,” was well attended by hedge fund managers, allocators and some service providers. Five common communication traps to avoid

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