Alexandra Lebenthal: Who Are You Calling a Socialite?
The Lebenthal Holdings CEO on her new wealth unit, how she bought back her iconic family name from Merrill and how she recruits female advisors.
Dow Average Tops 17,000 as Payrolls Rise Amid ECB Plans
Records set for Dow industrials, S&P after Labor Dept. reports 288,000 new jobs in June and Mario Draghi reveals European stimulus plans.
Ritholtz: The Shame of Alternative Investments
The "Yale model" of investing no longer works, Ritholtz says, because there just aren't enough good alternative investments to go around.
ETF-Mutual Fund Hybrid: The Next Big Thing?
Active managers, take note: a new fund format in the works, ETMFs, could wring 50 basis points out of the cost of your mutual fund.
Thomas Piketty: Pinko or Prophet?
The obscure French economist’s call for large-scale wealth redistribution, and challenges to his data, have not stopped his book from topping the bestseller charts.
Ritholtz: What Kills You and Your Investments
"You don’t understand risk," writes Barry Ritholtz. "If you did, you would live longer, have less fear and, eventually, a much bigger investment portfolio."
Geithner Omits Cost of Success in ‘Stress Test’
What Tim Geithner doesn't entirely convey in his new book is that success came at a steep price.
Chinese Communists More Market-Friendly Than U.S.: George Gilder
I sat down with the free-market conservative Gilder to discuss why his views appear to be “out of favor,” to put it in investment-speak.
10 Most Influential Advisors on Social Media: BrightScope
These advisors “are models of how to use social media to grow a successful advisory business and a personal brand in the marketplace,” says BrightScope.
On Smart Beta, Smart Skeptics
While many institutions and advisors have put money into smart-beta vehicles, there are as many asset managers and industry observers who are skeptical, to put it mildly, of smart-beta proponents’ claims.