MIB: Blackrock’s Andrew Ang

This week, we speak with Andrew Ang, director of BlackRock’s $210 billion dollar factor strategies group. The former Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School is the author of Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor…

Monetary policy and money market funds

What do money market funds do when monetary policy is at its most accommodative and when unconventional measures push the rate of return on short-term liquid assets into negative territory? The answer to this question…

Does the Fed set monetary policy in Hong…

David Beckworth recently conducted an excellent interview of Mike Bird, which is full of fascinating observations. At one point they were discussing the Hong Kong currency board, which since 1983 has fixed the exchange rate…

MIB: Using Technology to Help Investors

How can technology solve some common investing issues? That was the question Jonathan Stein had been mulling over. We spoke with the founder and CEO of Betterment, about how the idea for an online automated…