Ready for Tail events?!

Let me first dispel a myth, just because you apply Money Management Rules does not mean you are prepared for tail events. You are not even close!

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EncFS on Windows 8 23 Sep 2014

I recently purchased an ASUS Transformer Notebook for my wife - as we used to share an encrypted folder via Dropbox I had to install EncFS with the Dokan library.

However it appears that it does not work to well on Windows 8 and the project has been discontinued many years ago. Luckily I got a hint from a friend that I should use www.getsafe.org based on the webdav.

The installations is straight forward and it works without problems.

Are Directors adding shareholder value? 17 Aug 2014


As former SEC Section 16 Officer I often wondered how the information policy for the shareholders can be improved and the transparency of the Board Meetings can be enhanced.


I believe it would add great value to shareholders if they are able to get first hand information of Board Meetings. This would add much more transparency and shareholders would be able to follow the entire decision making process.

Allblue proposed Closure of EURO class 8 Aug 2014


BCAB Allblue just proposed the closure of the EURO class. With roughly 14 million in this class it is not huge but on the other hand many funds would be quite happy to have this volume. So the size can not be the real reason and I found an article, which shed some light on the problem. Apparently Hedgefunds realized that the shares were trading with a discount to the NAV and decided it would be a perfect investment idea using a lopehole of the constitution.


Tag Clouds 20 Jun 2014

I was just about to ask my Marketing guy to draw me a nice Tag Cloud for our Roadshow - than I discovered wordle.net. What a great service.