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What Normal Investors Really Want – guest post by Meir Statman

I wrote my book, What Investors Really Want, because I worry that we have moved from the cardboard image of investors as rational to the cardboard image of investors as irrational and lost the true image of normal investors in … Continue reading

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Top 10 remarks that might come in handy in a board meeting

You’ve just joined the board of your pension fund, and have been entrusted to join the investment committee meeting. On the agenda for the upcoming meeting is a proposal from the asset manager hired to manage the pension fund’s investments. … Continue reading

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What’s on a trustee’s mind?

If you’re trustee of a medium or small sized pension fund (for argument’s sake, below 1 billion euro assets under management), are you in a position to effectively to manage your balance sheet and asset managers, and what tools do … Continue reading

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Forecasts tend to miss the mark. Should we mind?

We’re in for a bumpy ride in 2011. As the year slowly draws to a close, predictions for 2011 are gaining pace: The stock market is going to make a 1990s-ish run next year, with the Dow Jones well within … Continue reading

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New Insights into the Value Drivers of Pension Funds

We recently published a paper, investigating investment beliefs. A direct relationship between the observed investment beliefs held by pension funds and performance measures is tested using an international sample of pension funds. Investment beliefs address strategic choices in the investment philosophy … Continue reading

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