Advantages of Google Sheets: Why It’s Time for Finance Pros to Switch From Excel
Work is more collaborative than ever, and finance pros need a spreadsheet program that can keep up. Google Sheets is ideal for the way we work today.
The Metrics Investors Want: Quantitative Forecasting for Early-stage Startups
It’s a catch-22 for young startups: How do you attract investors with compelling financial projections if you don’t have historical data? Here’s a three-part strategy for making the most of what you’ve got to seal the deal.
Better Digital Banking Through Data Analytics
Banks haven’t seen the savings expected from the transition to digital products and services. A leading consultant for some of the largest US banks shares his step-by-step plan for using smarter customer data analytics to slash costs and improve customer satisfaction.
The New Risk Management Playbook: Black Swans and the Rise of Scenario Analysis
Want a risk management strategy that fosters resilience and reveals new opportunities? Shift your focus from predicting events to preparing for impacts.
Michael J. McDonald
Modeling an Asset Class: Why Wall Street May Be in the Single-family Rental Market for Keeps
Wall Street has its eye on the single-family rental market. A convergence of rising home prices, changing rental preferences, and advancing technology is fueling the boom.
Business Analytics Tips: Harness Your Data to Improve Decision-making
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?
Robo-advisor Industry Portfolio Risk: Efficiency or Corner-cutting?
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.
Ishwinder Singh, CFA
A Century of Pandemics: Counting the Economic Costs
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.
The Commercial Real Estate Market in 2020
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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