Observations by Patrick Geddes May 20, 2021
At the recent passing of David Swensen, the deservedly famous head of the Yale Endowment, many commented on how revolutionary and successful his ideas have been in raising institutional investing to a whole new level...
Active Tax Management by Lincoln Fleming May 17, 2021
As a recovering tax accountant, I’ve reviewed far more tax returns during my career than I care to remember. In an effort to add value as a tax advisor, I would frequently mine the tax returns of clients and prospects for tax “gold”—overlooked tax-planning nuggets glittering just below the surface...
Active Tax Management by Taotao Cai & Lisa Goldberg May 5, 2021
An investor might hold on to concentrated stock for a variety of reasons. A position may carry a substantial tax overhang, or perhaps it has emotional value, representing the fruits of hard work building a successful business. Investors are subject, in greater or lesser degrees, to the “endowment effect,” which is our tendency to...
Values-Aligned Investing by Nelli Oster April 16, 2021There Is More to Diversity Than Initially Meets the Eye.How Intersectionality in Portfolios Is Limited by Data Availability
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of attending GenderSmart’s Investing Summit. One of the topics that was discussed in several sessions was the concept of intersectionality—how gender intersects with other aspects of identity such as...
Active Tax Management by Taotao Cai & Lisa Goldberg February 23, 2021
The S&P 500 Index return was up 18.4% in 2020, even though 95% of its constituents experienced a drawdown of more than 10%. This is not, however, just another crazy thing that happened in 2020...
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