The best investment practitioners, the ones who get results, rely not just on their instincts and experience but on the insights of the trailblazers in their field – the people who interpret, challenge, and even devise the strategies and tools that shape investment management. But when you-re in the trenches – serving clients and running a business – the voices at the front can have trouble getting through, and you may sometimes wonder if your methods are as current as your clients deserve. Strategies continue to be explored, and tactics can change almost as quickly as the markets. What’s the story behind Peter Bernstein’s challenge to a fixed-asset-allocation mix? Did the financial-planning community take a wrong ideological turn in espousing it? What can behavioral finance tell you about serving your clients? What choices can you make to ensure tax efficiency in your clients’ portfolios? Downside risk measures have come a long way since Markowitz brought them so much into your reward-to-semi variability ratios? How current is your understanding of the core-and-satellite approach to portfolio design? And how much do you know about putting one in place for your client? To get some answers to these and other questions, financial advisers Harold Evensky and Deena Katz invited some of the best minds in investment management to share their best thinking. The result is a gathering of eagles that will challenge your beliefs, reinforce your convictions, pique your curiosity, and maybe even improve some of those tried-and true practices you put in place too long ago. So sit in on this remarkable think tank. Treat yourself to a compelling array of ideas – from the doggedly practical to the delightfully abstract – that will inform and stimulate your own thinking and reawaken the reasons you came to investment management in the first place. ISBN: 1576601862 Publisher: BLOOMBERG
The application of digital information and communication technologies (ICTs) to reform governmental structures and public service is widely and perhaps naively viewed as the 21st century “savior”, the enlightened way to reinvigorate democracy, reduce costs, and improve the quality of public services.
This book examines the transition from e-government to digital governance in light of the financial exigencies and political controversies facing many governments. The chapters concentrate on strategies for public sector organizational transformation and policies for improved and measurable government performance in the current contentious political environment. This fully updated second edition of Digital Governance provides strategies for public officials to apply advanced technologies, manage remote workforces, measure performance, and improve service delivery in current crisis-driven administrative and political environments. The full implementation of advanced digital governance requires fundamental changes in the relationship between citizens and their governments, using ICTs as catalysts for political as well as administrative communication. This entails attitudinal and behavioral changes, secure networks, and less dependence on formal bureaucratic structures (covered in Part I of this book); transformation of administrative, educational, and security systems to manage public services in a more citizen-centric way (covered in Part II); the integration of advanced digital technologies with remote broadband wireless internet services (Part III); and the creation of new forms of global interactive citizenship and self-governance (covered in Part IV). Author Michael E. Milakovich offers recommendations for further improvement and civic actions to stimulate important instruments of governance and public administration.
This book is required reading for political science, public administration, and public policy courses, as well as federal, state, and local government officials. ISBN: 9781032105574 Publisher: ROUTLEDGE