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Frogs in the pot

A few weeks ago I attended a lunch with Jean-Claude Trichet. As one might expect from the former head of the European Central Bank, Trichet spoke at length on the economy, quantitative easing and monetary policy.

October 10, 2014 6 Mins
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What we know from marshmallows: The relationship between self-discipline and success

In 1968, researchers from Stanford University stuck a marshmallow in front of a four year old girl and gave her a choice: eat the marshmallow now or wait 15 minutes and receive TWO marshmallows.

September 11, 2014 9 Mins
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Worrying signals for Russia’s economy

Two important events involving Russia occurred in the last week. First, Russia amassed a highly suspicious buildup of 20,000 troops on the Ukrainian border. Second, Russia’s yield curve inverted.

August 8, 2014 7 Mins
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Skating over the line

When Paul Moroz and his brother were little boys they both played hockey. While Paul played an aggressive left wing, Jason was a staunch defender. They were both taught to play their positions, which meant that Paul was taught to...

July 29, 2014 3 Mins
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Language matters

“Here,” I said, pointing to nowhere in particular. “Eleven o’clock.” I looked into the big, brown eyes of my driver and searched for some sign he understood my request. Nothing. He stared back blankly and then…smiled? This completely confused me.

July 24, 2014 21 Mins
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The toothbrush test

A few weeks ago, I was introduced to Google’s Toothbrush Test.

July 11, 2014 1 Mins
Not boring finds January 2019

(Not) boring finds for January 2019

This month, we raised our eyebrows at a visualization of global government debt, wondered about how much information in investing is too much, and agreed that sticking to a long-term strategy can help both investors and companies outperform over time.

January 30, 2019 2 Mins
Management matters

Management matters

One reason we look for great managers is because they frequently surprise on the upside by extending growth runways and increasing business durability, which ultimately leads to greater value.

January 2, 2019 2 Mins
Not boring finds for 2018

(Not) boring finds for 2018

With reminders about volatility; a glance into the economics of craft beer; the consumer effects of trade wars; and demonstrating causality from McRib sales…these seven provide quite the spectrum.

December 26, 2018 2 Mins
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‘Twas the week before Christmas

‘Twas the week before Christmas, so let’s set the scene: Just what the heck happened In 2018?

December 19, 2018 3 Mins
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Coffee cup risk

It is much more valuable to have a probabilistic risk evaluation process.

December 12, 2018 4 Mins
Not boring finds for this week November 28 2018

(Not) boring finds for this week – November 28, 2018

This week we learned about e-krona, a digital currency in Sweden; the lasting impacts of Black Monday on Wall Street; how McRib availability can affect S&P 500 returns (hint: it can’t) and appreciated a few wise reminders on what to...

November 28, 2018 2 Mins
Trader talks EP27

Trader talk | EP27

Equity traders Merv Mendes and Peter Dmytruk discuss the evolution of the trading desk at Mawer, the difference between quantitative and qualitative data, and the value of relationship building.

January 23, 2019 32 Mins
V2 Quarterly update Q4 2018 EP26

Quarterly update | 4Q 2018 | EP26

Featuring insights from the fourth quarter from Balanced and Global Balanced Fund co-manager and Asset Mix Chair, Greg Peterson.

January 14, 2019 21 Mins
Brick by brick constructing a resilient global balanced portfolio starts from the bottom up EP25

Brick by brick—constructing a resilient global balanced portfolio starts from the bottom up | EP25

CIO, Paul Moroz, walks listeners through the reasons why going global is optimal in today’s environment.

January 9, 2019 19 Mins
Playing the plan Mawers U.S. equity portfolio EP24

Playing the plan: Mawer’s U.S. equity portfolio | EP24

U.S. portfolio manager, Grayson Witcher, discusses the sustainability of U.S. earnings, some of the major position changes over the past two years, and overall team learnings.

December 18, 2018 32 Mins
On leadership and decision making

On leadership and decision-making: lessons from our president | EP23

In light of our president Michael Mezei’s upcoming retirement, he sits down to reflect on the many lessons in leadership he’s gained over the course of his career.

December 5, 2018 27 Mins
Managing investments for foundations and not for profits EP22

Managing investments for foundations and not-for-profits | EP22

Institutional portfolio manager, Andrew Johnson, discusses key investment issues foundations and not-for-profits are facing in today's environment

November 28, 2018 33 Mins

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