Top Five Articles from July: Private Equity, ESG, High Yield Today

Top Five Articles from July: Private Equity, ESG, High Yield Today

By Paul McCaffrey Posted In: Alternative Investments, Behavioral Finance, Best Of, Drivers of Value, Economics, Equity Investments, Fixed Income, Future States, Performance Measurement & Evaluation, Portfolio Management

1. Private Equity Funds: Leverage and Performance Evaluation

Leverage is pervasive in today’s private equity markets. Antonella Puca, CFA, CIPM, CPA, explores how private equity funds apply it and how investors should approach it.

2. The Knowing-Doing Gap in Finance

Why do professional investors talk about behavioral finance more than they apply its insights? Markus Schuller shares his take.

3. 13 Charts: High Yield Today

The standard joke about high-yield bonds is that they’re not high yield any longer. Sloane Ortel and Martin Fridson, CFA, think it’s time to replace that with something better.

4. The Impact of Single Stocks on Factor Returns

Using the Value factor as a case study, how do single stocks influence factor returns? And how do the FAANG stocks influence six common equity factors? Nicolas Rabener sorts through the data.

5. Four Challenges in the ESG Market: What’s Next?

It’s time for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing to become more of a science and less of an art, says Christopher K. Merker, PhD, CFA.

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