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.
Galapagos Island risk
Complacency is often overcome, not by desire, but by necessity. In the case of business, a little competition is often exactly what we need to encourage improvement.
Keeping your fixed-income fire extinguisher within reach
Bonds are boring. They’re supposed to be. In the relatively dry world of finance, one of the valuable functions bonds provide is to increase the diversification and resilience of a balanced portfolio by serving as a fire extinguisher when times...
CURRENCY WARS: The empire strikes back?
China surprised markets last week by devaluing its currency, resulting in an approximate 4% fall in the Yuan against the USD. This seemingly innocuous move caught most investors by surprise; stock markets went down and bonds rallied.
The unfathomable is not impossible
When we open our minds to a wide set of possibilities—including ideas that initially seem impossible—we make it easier to put the odds in our favour over time.
The date was November 9, 1989. George Bush Sr. sat in the oval office, a host of senior intelligence officers before him. These officers were in the midst of explaining to the President why the Berlin Wall was most certainly...
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