Quants CAN communicate clearly

Sometimes my eyes glaze over when I attend quantitative presentations. That was not the case with a presentation by Jeff Brown, chief investment officer of Highstreet Asset Management. When you hear Brown’s “Art vs. Science,” you’ll be struck by how using examples from everyday life can make your investment approach come alive. “Inspiring presenters are […]

"Tool: Google Trends"

Google Trends will help you figure out which of your key words are searched most frequently. Learn more in “Tool: Google Trends” on Erik Sherman’s Writer Biz blog.

Advice from the SEC’s expert on plain English

The SEC has tapped William Lutz to lead its “21st Century Disclosure Initiative.” In honor of his appointment, here’s his “Rules for Writing Plain English: How You Can Write Plain Language by Just Following These 39 Steps” (2018 update: sorry, but his article is no longer available on the website of the Plain Language Association […]

2008 World Wealth Report out from Merrill Lynch and Cap Gemini

The 2008 edition of the annual World Wealth Report is now available. If you’re evaluating your firm’s business strategy, the report’s “Spotlight: Wealth Management Firms Adapt to Meet Unique Needs of Growth Markets” will interest you.

E-mail tips from Seth Godin

The email checklist at Seth Godin’s blog starts out with some good tips on slimming your email distribution list. I also liked his suggestion of asking whether your email is important enough that you’d spend the price of a postage stamp on it. I’m glad that Erika Dreifus’ Practicing Writing blog sent me to this […]