Missing Keystone Stakeholder

November 11, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

In the controversy over the Obama Administration’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, Read the rest of this entry »

Unusual Quant Strategy Attracts Capital

October 29, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

New hedge fund businesses have always faced daunting odds. Today it is even harder for them to succeed, squeezed as they are between financial markets that no longer seem to offer profit opportunities and investors who are afraid to commit their money.  Read the rest of this entry »

How Dodd-Frank Resembles Bernie Madoff

October 15, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

Fears about the stability of the financial industry Read the rest of this entry »

Volkswagen and Gresham’s Law of Organization

September 30, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

How did regulators miss the massive Volkswagen diesel emissions fraud for so long? Read the rest of this entry »

Markets, Politics and Rationality

September 17, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

We’re watching markets and politics go through gyrations. Read the rest of this entry »

Peltz Continues Legg Mason Saga

September 10, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

Nelson Peltz has been a large investor in asset manager Legg Mason Read the rest of this entry »

Gentle Regulatory Despotism

August 27, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

The costs of Obamacare Read the rest of this entry »

Madoff as Enduring Rainmaker

August 19, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

Not many people get such a honey pot. Read the rest of this entry »

Och-Ziff Foreign Corruption Deal Expected

August 5, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

Sounds like NYSE-listed hedge fund company Och-Ziff Capital Management Group Read the rest of this entry »

Wrong Diagnosis, Bad Remedy

July 30, 2015

Chidem Kurdas

A consensus emerged after the 2008 election, which brought a Democrat to the White House and enhanced Democrats’ control of Congress. With regard to the financial crisis, a simple Democratic message, diligently echoed in the media, dominated political and policy making scenes.  Read the rest of this entry »


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