Good ideas take time. In fact, one of the best ways to kill creativity is to act swiftly and decisively. In a lecture delivered in 1991, British comedian John Cleese gave an insight into why some people are more creative than others and come up with better ideas. Despite what you might think, talent was […]More Details
MarketFox columnist Daniel Grioli speaks with Bob Maynard, Chief Investment Officer of the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho, about different approaches to asset allocation, factor strategies and the magic of New Zealand Super.More Details
Do squirrels ever forget where they put their nuts? Legend has it that squirrels simply absent-mindedly bury nuts in the hope of sniffing some out in the future – whether they are the ones they buried or otherwise. But in 1990, Princeton University’s biology department dispelled this myth of squirrel behaviour. They discovered that […]More Details
The condor is often thought of as a somewhat unsightly bird with a head that is largely characterised by the patches of naked skin that are only sparsely interrupted by scraggly feather growth. Its image isn’t helped by its macabre dietary habits of scavenging for food by feasting on animal corpses, often overeating to the […]More Details
In a world of powerful algorithms and intelligent robots, of passive and factor-based strategies, what is the future role for humans in the investment management industry? What can asset managers learn from Deep Blue’s triumph at chess, from Watson’s victory at Jeopardy, from AlphaGo’s win at Go, from machine learning’s success at language translation, or […]More Details
"He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants."
Friedrich August von Hayek