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Here’s something that puzzled me when I was the chief investment officer of New York City’s pension plan: Only 5 percent of the investment firms that managed the city’s $160 billion, and only 15 percent of the products the city invested in, were managed by women. The numbers plummeted when counting women of color or asset classes other than public equities. more
Sadly, it is no surprise that another massive merchant data breach is in the news. It is also no surprise that the Home Depot data breach was discovered by the institutions that issued the compromised debit and credit cards and not the retailer who collected the data and subsequently lost it. more
Branding is an important aspect of any business venture. Successful branding is meant to create a long and meaningful relationship with customers and prospects. Companies place a lot of emphasis and spend considerable sums to maintain and burnish their brand image. more
TO THE EDITOR: On the first point ("10 things that will turn Rhode Island around," Feb. 9, 2015), "Support small business," allow me to share a proposal to our state government, business community … more
The dawn of a fresh calendar leads to a rise in optimism among many Rhode Island business leaders. Shadows of past struggles and failures, such as bankruptcy and corruption, give way to more … more
In a recent column about a new approach to employment benefits, Felix Salmon referred to "a large increase in the number of people working multiple jobs, for well over 40 hours per week in total, but not receiving any of the benefits which have … more
Just how stupid does Paul Ryan think we are? The Wisconsin Republican and two other House committee chairmen claimed in an op-ed last week that they are just about ready to propose an Obamacare "off-ramp" if the Supreme Court decides in … more
Legislators are mulling a number of changes to the Rhode Island Breach Notification Act that may bring unexpected consequences. There are aspects of these proposed changes that will actually do a disservice to consumers – the very group laws like … more
One of the strongest orthodoxies in modern economics is being challenged, and there could be big implications for the state of the profession. The new, rebellious ideas might also help us understand why financial bubbles happen. Economists … more
With 95 percent of the world's consumers outside U.S. borders, there is simply no denying the tremendous economic impact of international trade, both here in New England and throughout the U.S. These markets must be cultivated in order to sustain … more
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