Category: Finance

Harvard’s money managers get a (very) public scolding.

(Ed: This couldn’t be said in private?) The Urgency of the Present Sub-par endowment returns are one of the greatest threats to Harvard today By THE CRIMSON EDITORIAL BOARD September […]

Innovation In Action Series #4: The Innovation Value Model

In past posts in this series I addressed briefly some of the most critical issues corporates should think about when starting an external innovation effort that will focus on startups. In […]

A Quantitative Approach for Valuing and Managing Procurement Cost of Risk

One of the most debated topics today in procurement is the issue of risk. The majority of the articles and guidance given to Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) on this topic […]

Dollars, Euros, or “Googles?” Are Corporate Currencies the Next Big Thing?

The title of this post may seem far-fetched to anyone who has not been keeping with the latest developments in digital currencies, but the idea of a company issuing its […]

Why Insider Trading Should be Legal

I came across an interesting article on NYT’s DealBook section the other day that documented the on-going appeal against insider trading convictions on behalf of two former hedge fund traders, Todd Newman […]

Mohamed El-Erian: “The Democratic Disruption of Finance”

Mohamed El-Erian has an insightful column on Project Syndicate in which he suggests that the technology-driven revolutions that have affected so many sectors are finally coming to finance as well. After […]

In Defense of HFT: “They’re good for price discovery.”

After all the negative press on HFT lately, at least one group of researchers, at the European Central Bank, has come out with a contrarian viewpoint. Their views were published […]

ZeroHedge: Everything You Need to Know About HFT

For those of you who are interested, ZeroHedge has an excellent “HFT 101” post. As the post notes, HFT has been around for quite a while in other, less extreme, […]

Recent Read: “Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis’ Flash Boys is a short (I read it on a Seattle-DC flight), well-written, exasperating and flawed look into the world of High Frequency Trading (HFT). HFT, for those not […]

FT: The Euro Crisis Is Still There

Gideon Rachman is sounding the warning bell on FT over the fragility of the Euro recovery plan. Recalling the European Central Bank President’s now-famous statement of support, Rachman warns that the […]