Articles under “David Swensen”

You Can’t Get Access to the Best Alternative Assets

One of the services most frequently touted by private wealth managers is their ability to provide access to outstanding alternative assets like hedge funds. Unfortunately very few private wealth managers have access to the hedge funds that are worth the fees.

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Where’s The Revolt Against Mutual Fund Fees?

Last week came news that big banks were backing off debit card fees. ABC News highlighted the role that Molly Katchpole, a young woman from Washington, D.C., played in launching an online petition against the fees.

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Why Disclosures Don’t Work

Last month, in a provocative op-ed in The New York Times, David Swensen, Yale University’s chief investment officer, lashed out at mutual funds. He said, in short, that mutual funds invest poorly and have fees that investors don’t understand, and that some of the brokers and advisors who sell mutual funds use “pointless buying and

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How To Tell If Your Advisor Eats His Own Cooking And What John Bogle Has To Say About It

A recent study by research firm Morningstar Inc. found that just 40% of mutual fund managers were doing with their own money what they want you to do with yours: invest in their funds.

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