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Guidelines to Improve Banking Relationships (What Does Edgar Allan Poe Have to Do With It?)

Good Character and Cash Flow Improve Banking Relationships Typically, there is significant triage to be done before determining if you can improve banking relationships. Most often, the problems come back to cash flow and misunderstanding what banks do. While Boards do not manage bank relationships directly, they are responsible for the firm’s capital structure, and […]


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For Better Venture Capital Value and Returns, Look to the Midwest

Midwest Is Best When It Comes to Venture Capital Value Readers of my earlier Financial Poise articles may remember this: I am a rare breed, a value investor who also loves to talk venture capital value. Seems strange? I’ll explain. Consider these venture capital stats: Only about 20% of venture capital deals make money. The […]


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Evaluating Future Hedge Fund Returns: Beyond the Numbers

Driving Future Hedge Fund Returns, Performance With so many articles about “hedge fund performance” popping up recently, investors are right to wonder what is driving this increase in returns and renewed investor interest. With thousands of funds spread across multiple strategies and differing levels of performance, it is critically important to understand drivers of performance […]


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Three Ways to Drastically Improve Portfolio Performance with Hedge Funds Based on Your Financial Goals

A Primer on Hedge Fund and Portfolio Performance Evaluating hedge fund performance is challenging because it involves many different investment strategies employed by thousands of funds across a global $3.2 trillion industry. While many investors will analyze a previous track record to help determine which funds they should choose, that approach rarely leads to a […]


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The Many Challenges Ahead for Private Equity Investing

Editor’s Note: This is an updated version of a similar article published in January of 2013. To view the original, click here. Private Equity Investing Has Exploded Over Past 10 Years The mindset in private equity investing doesn’t seem to have changed much since I first wrote about investing in private equity funds for Financial […]


Non-Traditional Investing Advice for Boomers

Life After Bonds: Non-Traditional Investing Advice for Boomers

Supporting Longevity in the Long Term People are living longer than ever before in history. Thanks to advancements in health care and an ever-increasing focus on wellness, many are living long enough to watch their great-grandchildren grow up. While this is great news, it means that people now need more funds than they ever anticipated […]


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