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Decision making under risk and uncertainty

Decision-making under risk and uncertainty

We know we can’t predict the future (read: unknowns), but we can account for the likelihood of some scenarios.

November 14, 2018 4 Mins
The top 15 macro questions to ask before investing in a country

The top 15 macro questions to ask before investing in a country

These 15 questions are by no means exhaustive—they are not intended to be—but they serve as a helpful checklist for the main structural factors to consider when assessing a country’s macroeconomic backdrop.

May 16, 2018 12 Mins
Enduring themes for volatile times

Enduring themes for volatile times

While investor apprehension in this environment is understandable, volatility in markets is both normal and expected. Looking back through our Art of Boring archive, we were struck by the enduring relevance of not letting fear guide investor decision-making during jittery times.

February 14, 2018 2 Mins
Not boring finds october

(Not) boring finds for October 2017

This month we are hosting a live webcast on finding opportunities in a time of higher interest rates, fuller valuations, and increased risk; reminding ourselves to focus on focusing more effectively; learning about the unintended consequences of innovation; exploring what...

October 4, 2017 3 Mins
Peanut butter

Peanut butter (or why to expect the improbable)

Would you rather give up your favourite food for the rest of your life or wake up every day with a 5% chance of being completely covered in peanut butter?

July 26, 2017 4 Mins
All Male New Zealanders

Are all New Zealanders male and vegetarian?

In our experience, it is useful to have a checklist to question the validity of statistics. We find checklists to be powerful tools in our research process—especially in our forensic accounting and risk work—and they are no less potent here.

June 28, 2017 5 Mins

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