67th CFA Institute Annual Conference speaker and AQR co-founder Clifford S. Asness recently shared a list of his top 10 pet peeves in the Financial Analysts Journal, and it has drawn comments from the financial community online.
Cliff Asness' 10 biggest peeves. Great post. Agree the word "bubble" is getting devalued. (Sometimes guilty myself): http://t.co/2EJPxKUrHw
— John Authers (@johnauthers) December 2, 2013
At Barron’s, Brendan Conway names some ETFs that should be kept in mind when considering the idea that “’smart beta’ proponents are effectively trashing themselves when they trash active investment management.”
At HedgeFund Intelligence’s Absolute Return, Josh Friedlander says that the list displays two sides of Asness, “the serious financial analyst and the socio-political gadfly.”
At Seeking Alpha, Roger Nusbaum looks more closely at the ideas of risk discussed by Asness and practical applications for understanding volatility.
And at Dealbreaker, Jon Shazar connects the list to some previous examples of Asness publicly voicing his displeasure, including a 2011 open letter to President Obama.
OK this is just awesome – Cliff Asness reveals his top ten pet peeves about other investors. Making coffee. http://t.co/quEuKIkNoT
— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) December 3, 2013
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