Cliff Asness: Fighting Human Nature for Greater Rewards

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During his recent interview with Capital Allocators, Cliff Asness discusses his struggle with emotional responses to market fluctuations despite his long-term investment philosophy. He highlights the natural cyclical growth and shrinkage of asset management firms and stresses the importance of steadfastness and openness in strategy reassessment during tough times, acknowledging … Read More

Cliff Asness: Staying the Course Through Adversity

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In this interview with the Finserve Podcast, Cliff Asness reflects on the challenges of investment strategies. Initially, he believed the hard part was creating a profitable, diversified process. Back tests seemed promising but weren’t always reliable. Despite adjustments, real-life results were often less impressive. Over 30 years, they’ve used half … Read More

Cliff Asness – Top 10 Holdings – Latest 13F

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One of the best resources for investors are the publicly available 13F-HR documents that each fund is required to submit to the SEC. These documents allow investors to track their favorite superinvestors, their fund’s current holdings, plus their new buys and sold out positions. We spend a lot of time … Read More

Cliff Asness: One of the Biggest Mistakes That Investors Make

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During this interview with Bloomberg, Cliff Asness discusses the mistake that investors make of overanalysing individual components within a portfolio, rather than focusing on the overall performance. Ultimately, the goal is to build a cohesive portfolio, not simply fill individual slots. Here’s an excerpt from the interview: Asness: I’ve made … Read More

Cliff Asness – International Diversification—Still Not Crazy after All These Years

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In his latest article titled International Diversification—Still Not Crazy after All These Years, Cliff Asness explains why investors should consider international diversification. Here’s an excerpt from the article: International diversification has hurt US-based investors for over 30 years, but the long-run case for it remains relevant. Both financial theory and … Read More

Cliff Asness: If You Think You’re Right, HODL!

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In this interview with Infinite Loops, Cliff Asness explains why if you think you’re right about an investment, you should hold on for dear life (HODL). Here’s an excerpt from the interview: Asness: It does not make all sock companies attractive at any valuation in any financial condition. I don’t … Read More

Cliff Asness: Common Misconceptions About Buybacks

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In his recent interview with CNBC, Cliff Asness discussed some common misconceptions about buybacks. Here’s an excerpt from the interview: Host: President Biden recently saying Exxon makes more money than God, and has criticized Exxon for buying back stock instead of investing in drilling to help Americans. I asked Asness … Read More

Cliff Asness: Look For ‘Moneyball’ Stocks

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In his latest interview on the Family Investment and Impact Series, Cliff Asness explains how his early life made him focus on ‘Moneyball’ type stocks. Here’s an excerpt from the interview: I think intuitive. I think we did have those experiences, and this came later in life. I was not this … Read More