Sustainable Finance Report: Cooling, Oceans, and Green Golf Feb11

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This special IEA report aims to raise awareness globally about one of the most critical energy issues of our time, outlining a sustainable path to the future of cooling that will allow people to reap the benefits of cooling without straining the energy system or the environment. The growing use of air conditioners in homes and offices around the world will be one of the top drivers of global electricity demand over the next three decades

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Jackie Robinson, Ginger Rogers And Me Feb11

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I have to say, Facebook is getting disturbingly good at targeting ads. Lately my timeline has been populated by comfort items – cozy PJs, custom pillows that ‘guarantee’ a good night’s sleep, shoes without three-inch heels and even this random beanbag thing called a MoonPod. Evidently you buy one too many cards that reads “People, Amirite?” and the magic algorithms of Zuckerberg’s evil empire decide you need a little time out

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Fund Managers and Allocators: Assessing Risk in an Aging Bull Market Jan23

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Fund Managers and Asset Allocators are challenged with viewing risk from two, but not necessarily opposite, perspectives.  Asset owners are tasked with keeping funding promises to beneficiaries over long-periods of time. Years of depressed interest rates have made achieving the allocators’ return targets much more difficult.  Fund managers seek to deliver attractive risk/reward performance and compete to raise and retain assets.  While both the fund managers and asset allocators have strong incentives to balance risk and reward, the stakes of this delicate dance can become more challenging at the tail end of an old bull market that is exhibiting rising volatility.  Structured thinking about risk within a framework that is grounded in reality, humility and skepticism could be very helpful to both sides

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Investing Frogger Style Jan17

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Frogger has been on my mind a fair amount of late. For those of us involved in the markets, there may be no better metaphor for what we’re now experiencing on a daily basis. Fed hikes whizzing by. Missed earnings squashing investors like the most inconsequential frogs, toads and newts

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