Jeff Schwartz's Posts

Thanks Again (November 21, 2010)

Thanks again for having me! I’ve very much enjoyed posting for the last couple of weeks and hope to have... (Category: Miscellany)

Mutual Fund Board Governance (November 19, 2010)

The 7th Circuit decision in Jones v. Harris, as well as the Supreme Court case that followed, generated a renewed... (Category: Investing, Securities)

Hedge-Fund Populism (November 17, 2010)

I’ve never been fully on board with the idea that hedge funds should be required to register with the SEC.... (Category: Hedge Funds, Securities)

Black Swans and Accepting Uncertainty (November 16, 2010)

In my last post, I argued that, since we don’t have a crisp picture of what constitutes a black swan,... (Category: Financial Crisis)

Chasing Black Swans (November 15, 2010)

There has been discussion on this blog, as well as more broadly, about whether the recent financial crisis was a... (Category: Financial Crisis)

Usefulness of the Efficient Markets Hypothesis (November 12, 2010)

The efficient markets hypothesis has come under heavy attack in the last couple of years. For defenders of EMH, the... (Category: Economics, Finance, Investing, Securities)

Market Risk v. Political Risk (November 11, 2010)

In my last post, I suggested that government insurance of market returns was a theoretically attractive way to provide a... (Category: Finance, Investing, Securities)

Regulatory Implications of Arbitrariness (November 10, 2010)

As I noted in my last post, the arbitrariness of the stock market poses both fairness and efficiency concerns. Out... (Category: Finance, Investing, Securities)

Arbitrariness and the Social Contract (November 09, 2010)

In my last post, I talked about the arbitrariness that pervades both passive and active investing. Today, I’ll talk about... (Category: Finance, Investing, Securities)

Arbitrariness in Markets (November 08, 2010)

One issue I’ve been thinking about recently is the arbitrary nature of investing and how that relates to securities regulation... (Category: Finance, Investing, Securities)

Thanks for Having Me (November 08, 2010)

Many thanks to Gordon Smith and everyone at the Conglomerate for giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts over... (Category: Miscellany)

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