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Business Analytics Tips: Harness Your Data to Improve Decision-making

by Natasha Ketabchi

Many organizations that think they’re data-driven are still in first gear. How do you go from simply collecting a lot of data to setting up a business analytics function that actually tells you how to tweak your model to improve profitability?

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Robo-advisor Industry Portfolio Risk: Efficiency or Corner-cutting?

by Ishwinder Singh, CFA

Robo-advisor investing uses algorithms (instead of humans) for portfolio selection and rebalancing. Its affordable ways have opened up wealth management options to the masses, but its means of quantifying risk need more sophistication and tailoring to individual circumstances.

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A Century of Pandemics - Counting the Economic Costs

by Martin Schwarzburg

What are the real financial impacts of a pandemic like COVID-19? Using data from past pandemics and recent research, we estimate the current and projected costs.

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The Commercial Real Estate Market in 2020

by Martin Schwarzburg

Where are we now in the commercial real estate cycle? We analyze current market dynamics, risks, yield expectations, and trends to determine potential well-positioned commercial real estate investments in 2020.

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Human vs. Machine: The Next Frontier of Wealth Management

by Ankur Chandra

Since the introduction of index funds in the 1970s, the investment management industry has embraced the use of software to enhance its decision-making. With robo-advisors reaching further prominence, will machines replace humans in the world of wealth management?

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Climbing the IoT Value Chain

by Peter Wells

Impactful applications of IoT are certain to emerge in the near future. We explore how finance professionals should think of the value it can generate for their business by creating a thought framework.

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Why Do Share Buybacks Fail? Some Suggested Remedies

by Jamie Mariani

Share buyback schemes, if executed poorly, can be disastrous for shareholders and company stakeholders. Using three examples from the UK market, reasons for failure are explored with some suggested remedies for managers making capital allocation decisions.

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Share Buyback Addiction: Case Studies of Success

by Jamie Mariani

Share buybacks have become a popular financial tool for cash-rich businesses that are running short on sufficient projects to invest in. Three case studies are presented here that demonstrate when share buyback schemes are successes.

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Python and Finance – Power Up Your Spreadsheets

by Stefan Thelin

The Python language has the functionality to consign many a VBA-filled spreadsheet, held together with sticky tape, to the recycle bin. Its ease of use and suitability for iterative development lends well to finance-based workflows. We delve into this and provides a brief tutorial.

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