BAM Intelligence

Are Corporate Bonds Worth the Risk?

After a look at the historical evidence, Larry Swedroe makes the case that investors haven’t been adequately compensated for taking on the various risks, implementation issues and other planning requirements associated with corporate bonds. Read more

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Examining Bond Premiums

Larry Swedroe takes a look at the two premiums that help to explain the performance of bond portfolios. Read more

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The Value of Pension Plan Investment Consultants

Pension plan sponsors engage investment consultants even though the evidence clearly shows their recommendations fail to add value. Why? Larry Swedroe examines research that concludes there’s an agency problem (that is, a conflict of interest) at work. Read more

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Portfolio Pain and the Difficulties of Discipline

In his follow-up look at why it’s often so hard to be a disciplined investor, Larry Swedroe explains the correct way to think about the value factor’s lengthy underperformance, as well as its prospects going forward. Read more

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