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A Case for Broadening Retail Access to Private Markets

Retail investors may achieve more stable and diversified portfolios with allocations to private markets, argues Alfonso Ricciardelli, CFA. Private market opportunities offer an alternative risk-return profile that could benefit a retail investor’s portfolio through diversification. But these opportunities are often overlooked, and retail investors are underrepresented, he points out.

Exploring the Indian Startup Frontier

India's startup ecosystem is booming. Investors have more options than ever before. Stevens Forcadell and Sameer Somal, CFA, take readers on a tour of this ecosystem, from its critical industries to its risks and challenges. India is cultivating a startup environment that is as fertile as Silicon Valley. And as it moves closer to realizing the Viksit Bharat, it could be on its way to becoming a global power on the level of China, they write.
Don’t Bank on the Equity Risk Premium

Don’t Bank on the Equity Risk Premium

Sometimes, regardless of the holding period, stocks do blow up, leading to underperformance in either absolute terms or relative to bonds, asserts Edward McQuarrie. He argues in favor of his Financial Analysts Journal article, “Stocks for the Long Run? Sometimes Yes, Sometimes No.” The research is the topic of our forthcoming webinar including McQuarrie, Rob Arnott, Roger Ibbotson, Elroy Dimson, Jeremy Siegel, and moderator Laurence B. Siegel.


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