Monday, August 8, 2011

Performance Fees and Step Functions

Fund managers might be missing out on performance fees if their variable dividends are based on a stepped performance scheme (i.e. one that rewards a higher share of the proceeds for higher levels of return).

Monday, August 1, 2011

Feng Shui Analytics

Last week I fortunate enough to chat to Tom Davenport at a recent presentation on analytics. The seminar was hosted by Deloitte, which has recently opened its Analytics Institute in Singapore with the assistance of the Economic Development Board. While it is admirable that the Singapore government sees the need for analytics in Singapore and the region, a recent post on the Analytics in Asia Linkedin Group gives rise to the question of whether Asian businesses see the need for analytics in making business decisions, as they may prefer to make business decisions by consulting a feng shui master.