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Burton Malkiel

Burton Gordon Malkiel is an American economist and writer, most famous for his classic finance book A Random Walk Down Wall Street. He is a leading proponent of the efficient-market hypothesis, which contends that prices of publicly traded assets reflect all publicly available information, although he has pointed out that some markets are evidently inefficient, exhibiting signs of non-random walk. Malkiel in general supports buying and holding index funds as the most effective portfolio-management strategy, but does think it is viable to manage "around the edges" of such a portfolio, as financial markets are not efficient. Malkiel is the Chemical Bank chairman's professor of economics at Princeton University, is a two-time chairman of the economics department there, he served as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers, president of the American Finance Association, dean of the Yale School of Management. He spent 28 years as a director of the Vanguard Group, he serves as Chief Investment Officer to software-based financial advisor, Wealthfront Inc. and as a member of the Investment Advisory Board for Rebalance.

In 1949, Malkiel graduated from Boston Latin School, went on to receive his bachelor's degree and his MBA from Harvard University. He went into the business world, but had always had an interest in academic economics and earned his doctorate from Princeton University, he married his first wife, Judith Atherton Malkiel, in 1954. After Judith Malkiel's death in 1987, Burton Malkiel married his second wife, Nancy Weiss, in 1988, he served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958. He serves on the advisory panel of Robert D. Arnott's investment management firm, Research Affiliates. In addition to several books, he has written influential articles, including "The Valuation of Closed-End Investment Company Shares," Journal of Finance; this article discussed the puzzle of why closed-end fund companies trade at market valuations lower than the net value of their assets. If net asset value and market capitalization are only two ways of measuring the same thing why is there a consistent difference between them?

Malkiel discussed, discarded, the hypothesis that the discount is due to the management fees. The argument of the paper is that since management fees are constant, this view would not explain changes in the size of the discount during the life-cycle of a fund. Furthermore, if the discount resulted from management fees, it should be related to interest rates, yet the data do not support any such tie. On July 22, 2005, Malkiel retired from 28 years of service as a director of the Vanguard Group and trustee of Vanguard Mutual funds, yet remains affiliated with Vanguard due to Vanguard's similar investment philosophies. In A Random Walk Down Wall Street, he references Vanguard. Malkiel co-authored a book on, has spoken extensively about investment opportunities in China, he is Chief Investment Officer of AlphaShares Investments, "an investment management firm dedicated to providing investors with strategies and products that allow them to participate in China's economic boom." AlphaShares has licensed indices to Claymore Securities as the basis for two China oriented index exchange traded funds.

Malkiel is a strong believer that, despite the uncertainties surrounding China China is a viable source of investment opportunities. According to the efficient-market hypothesis, Chinese stocks cannot have better risk-adjusted returns than U. S. stocks, except by chance. Malkiel is the Chief Investment Officer of Wealthfront, an automated investment and savings service founded in 2008 with $10 billion under management. Malkiel, Burton Gordon. "Expectations, Bond Prices, the Term Structure of Interest Rates". The Quarterly Journal of Economics. Malkiel, Burton Gordon; the Term Structure of Interest Rates: Expectations and Behavior Patterns. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Malkiel, Burton Gordon. Strategies and Rational Decisions in the Securities Options Market. Cambridge: MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-13056-4. Malkiel, Burton Gordon. A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-tested Strategy for Successful Investing. New York: W. W. Norton. ISBN 0-393-05500-0. Malkiel, Burton Gordon. Firstenberg. Managing Risk in an Uncertain Era: An Analysis for Endowed Institutions.

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University. Malkiel, Burton Gordon; the Inflation Beater's Investment Guide: Winning Strategies for the 1980s. New York: W. W. Norton. ISBN 0-393-01355-3. Cragg, J. G.. Expectations and the structure of share prices. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-11668-9. Malkiel, Burton Gordon. Winning Investment Strategies. New York: W. W. Norton. ISBN 0-393-30031-5. Malkiel, Burton Gordon. P. Mei. Global Bargain Hunting: The Investor's Guide to Profits in Emgerging Markets. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-684-83518-5. Evans, Richard E.. Earn More: The Index Fund Solution. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-684-85250-0. Malkiel, Burton Gordon; the Efficient Market Hypothesis and Its Critics. Princeton, NJ: Center for Economic Policy Studies, Princeton University. Malkiel, Burton Gordon; the Random Walk Guide to Investing: Ten Rules for Financial Success. New York: W. W. Norton. ISBN 0-393-05854-9. Malkiel, Bur

The Kalmikoffs

The Kalmikoffs were a professional wrestling group of fictitious soviet brothers. It began as a tag team consisting of Ivan and Karol who were joined by "brothers" Nikita and Stan, they were successful in the mid-1950s to early 1960s the original tag team of Ivan and Karol. The original two members debuted on October 28, 1953 in Amarillo, Texas as Ivan Kalmikoff and Karol Krauser against George and Jack Curtis. Known as the Kalmikoffs became fictional brothers and became a successful tag team in the Minneapolis territory and in Canada winning several titles. In 1962, after the formation of the AWA, Karol shortly left the promotion and Ivan begun teaming with another brother, Nikita with some success. After Karol returned to the AWA, the original duo won the AWA World Tag Team Championships. By 1963, Ivan settled into a part-time job in the Detroit zoo as a landscaper. Karol Kalmikoff begun teaming with yet another "brother", Stan Kalmikoff, sometimes called Igor; the tandem didn't last, however, as Karol suffered a fatal heart attack on September 12, 1964 in Salt Lake City.

Ivan would spend some time managing Mighty Igor Vodic while the other "brothers" moved on to other gimmicks. In 1939 or 1940, Karol Krauser modeled for the Fleischer Studios in Florida for the Superman animated shorts. Karols wife Zosia was one of the first female wrestlers in the late thirties and early forties, she was managed by Jack Pfeifer and billed out as "Zoska Burska" American Wrestling Alliance AWA World Tag Team Championship Maple Leaf Wrestling NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Championship NWA All-Star Wrestling NWA Pacific Coast Tag Team Championship NWA Minneapolis Wrestling and Boxing Club / American Wrestling Association AWA World Tag Team Championship NWA World Tag Team Championship Southwest Sports, Inc. NWA Texas Tag Team Championship Stampede Wrestling NWA Canadian Tag Team Championship NWA International Tag Team Championship Western States Sports NWA Southwest Tag Team Championship Maple Leaf WrestlingNWA Canadian Open Tag Team Championship Born Edward Bogucki in Detroit, Ivan found early success outside the Kalmikoffs in Dory Funk's NWA Western States Sports in Amarillo, Texas.

Southwest Sports, Inc. NWA Texas Tag Team Championship - with Duke Keomuka Western States Sports NWA Southwest Tag Team Championship - with Ace Abbott NWA Southwest Junior Heavyweight Championship Karol Piwoworczyk won one singles championship before passing away in 1964. Midwest Wrestling Association MWA Heavyweight Championship Online World of Wrestling profile - The Kalmikoffs Online World of Wrestling profile - Ivan Kalmikoff Online World of Wrestling profile - Karol Kalmikoff Online World of Wrestling profile - Nikita Kalmikoff Online World of Wrestling profile - Stan/Igor Kalmikoff Slam! Sports - Eric Pomeroy: Still a happy Russian

Paul Bins, comte de Saint-Victor

Paul Bins, comte de Saint-Victor, known as Paul de Saint-Victor, a French author and critic. He is most known today as a French cultural figure mentioned by Marcel Proust in the novel In Search of Lost Time. Saint-Victor was born in Paris, his father Jacques Bins, comte de Saint-Victor, is chiefly remembered for his poem L'Espérance, for an excellent verse translation of Anacreon. Saint-Victor died in Paris on 9 July 1881. Saint-Victor ceased using his title, he began as a drama critic on the Pays newspaper in 1851, in 1855 he succeeded Théophile Gautier on the Presse. In 1866 he migrated to the Liberté, in 1869 joined the staff of the Moniteur universel. In 1870, during the last days of the Second Empire, he was made inspector-general of fine arts. All of Saint-Victor's work consists of articles, the best known being the collection entitled Hommes et dieux, his death interrupted the publication of Les Deux Masques, in which he intended to survey the whole of ancient and modern dramatic literature.

Saint-Victor's critical faculty was considerable. He owed a good deal to Théophile Gautier; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Saint-Victor, Paul Bins, Comte de". Encyclopædia Britannica. Cambridge University Press; this work in turn cites: Alidor Delzant, Paul de Saint-Victor

John Danvers

Sir John Danvers was an English courtier and politician. He was one of the signatories of the death warrant of Charles I. Danvers was the third and youngest son of Sir John Danvers of Dauntsey, Wiltshire, by Elizabeth Neville. In his youth, he travelled through France and Italy, developing sophisticated tastes in gardening and architecture, which he indulged at his house in Chelsea. Danvers was knighted by James I of England, he sat as a member of parliament for Arundel in 1610, Montgomery Boroughs in the Addled Parliament of 1614, Oxford University in 1621, Newport in 1624 and again for Oxford University from 1625 to 1629. Danvers was engaged in mercantile transactions, in 1624 he learned that the government were contemplating a seizure of the papers of the Virginia Company. With the aid of Edward Collingwood, the secretary, he had the whole of the records copied out and entrusted them to the care of Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, a family friend, who deposited them at his house at Titchfield, Hampshire.

Danvers fell into debt, from 1630 to 1640 was struggling with creditors. About 1640 he began an active political career in opposition to the king, he refused to contribute to the expenses of the king's expedition to Scotland in 1639, was returned to the Short parliament of 1640 by Oxford University. In 1642 he took up arms for the parliament, was granted a colonel's commission, which he held in command of the Wiltshire foot militia until 1650 but did not play a prominent part in military affairs, he gives an account of the opening incidents of the war in letters written to friends from Chelsea in July and August 1642. Danvers was ordered by the parliament to receive the Dutch ambassadors late in 1644, on 10 October 1645 was returned to the house as member for Malmesbury in the place of Anthony Hungerford, disabled to sit, he took little part in the proceedings of the house, but was appointed a member of the commission nominated to try the king in January 1649. He was only twice absent from the meetings of the commission, signed the death-warrant.

In February of the same year Danvers was given a seat on the council of state, which he retained till the council's dissolution in 1653. He died at his house at Chelsea in April 1655, was buried at Dauntsey, his name was in the Act of Attainder passed at the Restoration. At a young age Danvers acquired a fine garden and house at Chelsea: the latter he furnished sumptuously and curiously, the former he laid out after the Italian manner."Twas Sir John Danvers of Chelsey,' John Aubrey writes,'who first taught us the way of Italian gardens.' His house, called Danvers House, adjoined the mansion, once the home of Sir Thomas More, known in the seventeenth century as Buckingham and as Beaufort House. Danvers House was pulled down in 1696 to make room for Danvers Street, therefore named after him. Through his second marriage he came into possession of the estate of Lavington, where he elaborately laid out gardens. In about March 1609 he married Magdalen Herbert, widow of Richard Herbert, mother of ten children, including George Herbert the poet, Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury.

She died in 1627. On 10 July 1628, a year after the death of his first wife, Danvers aged 40, married Elizabeth, daughter of the late Ambrose Dauntsey, granddaughter of Sir John Dauntsey, he lost his second wife on 9 July 1636. His family by his second wife consisted of Henry, who inherited much of his uncle Henry's property, died before his father in November 1654, when Thomas Fuller is stated to have preached the funeral sermon. Danvers married a third time at Chelsea, on 6 January 1649, his wife being Grace Hewett, he had by her a son, John. Danvers' elder brothers were Henry Danvers, his brother Henry, who became Lord Danby was a royalist, died early in 1644. Still in pecuniary difficulties, Danvers resisted this disposition of his brother's property, his influence with the parliamentary majority led the House of Commons to pass a resolution declaring that he had been deprived of his brother's estate'for his affection and adhering to the parliament', that Danvers's eldest son Henry was entitled to the property.

The son Henry bequeathed the estate in his power to his sister Ann, who married Sir Henry Lee 3rd Baronet of the Lee Baronets of Ditchley in 1655, had a daughter, wife of James Bertie, 1st Earl of Abingdon. Lord Abingdon thus came into possession of the property at Chelsea. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Danvers, John". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900. Concise Dictionary of National Biography David Plant, Sir John Danvers, Regicide, 1588–1655, the British Civil Wars and Commonwealth website

Uli Kusch

Ulrich Kusch is a heavy metal drummer and songwriter. He is best known for playing with Helloween, Gamma Ray and Holy Moses, among others, he is known for his technical style of playing, fast-paced speed metal-like rhythm, capable songwriting abilities. During the 1980s and early 1990s, he used to be a studio musician and played for many bands, such as Holy Moses, Mekong Delta among others. In 1990, after first drummer of Gamma Ray Mathias Burchardt quit the band, Kai Hansen recruited Uli to perform for his band. In 1991, this lineup released their second full-length studio album, labeled Sigh No More and went on a world tour. However, Uli quit Gamma Ray in 1992, he Joined Axe La Chapelle 1993 and played the drums for the album "Grab What You Can" before he joined Helloween, with whom he released Master of the Rings in 1994 and The Time of the Oath in 1996. That same year Helloween released the 2-CD live album High Live, providing a decent demonstration of Uli's skills for performing live; that time Uli himself formed and produced with Gamma Ray guitarist Henjo Richter the Rainbow tribute band Catch the Rainbow and soon other musicians joined them.

Their album A Tribute to Rainbow, with eleven covers of Rainbow songs, was released in 1999. It featured other members of Gamma Ray as well as other bands, he played in Markus Grosskopf's side-project Shockmachine for their only album in 1998. Helloween recorded Better Than Raw the same year, followed by the band's album of covers Metal Jukebox in 1999. Uli stayed. Kusch played on Sinner's 2000 album The End of Sanctuary. In 2001, Uli and fellow bandmember Roland Grapow were fired from Helloween, following an e-mail from Michael Weikath; the two went on to form Masterplan, something they had been planning as a side project. With Masterplan Kusch recorded two studio albums, one self-titled in 2003 and Aeronautics in 2005; that same year, Uli formed a new band called Beautiful Sin with help from Masterplan bandmate Axel Mackenrott and members of Pagan's Mind. Uli departed from Masterplan in October 2006 for musical differences, he said at the time. Uli co-founded a new progressive power metal project called Ride the Sky, which released its debut album New Protection under Nuclear Blast Records on 24 August 2007, but the band broke up in April 2008 due to poor media attention and minor support from the record company.

He has rejoined the progressive thrash metal outfit Mekong Delta and recorded the album Lurking Fear with the band. In late 2010, Uli joined Symfonia, a power metal supergroup formed together by André Matos, Timo Tolkki, Jari Kainulainen and Mikko Härkin, they made their debut performance at Finnish Metal Expo 2011. The band entered the studio in November 2010 to begin recording their debut album, In Paradisum and was released on 25 March 2011. During the preparations for the upcoming tour, Uli suffered from nerve damage in his left hand which led the band to hire Alex Landenburg as his replacement for the debut performance at Finnish Metal Expo, as well as some other dates. Latest news is that Uli has left the band to continue recovering from his nerve damage which made it impossible for him to play drums for a year. Since 2013 Uli is playing as a freelancer. "Most Beautiful Day" 2018 -present with Helloween

Rob De Mezieres

Rob De Mezieres is a South African writer and director. His first film, mockumentary Shooting Bokkie won first prize at the Festival Africano di Milano, Best South African Feature Film at the 24th Durban International Film Festival in 2003. Directed by: Rob de Mezieres, Adam Rist Writing credits: Rob de Mezieres, John Fredericks Produced by: Andrew Cassells Movie Genre: Drama, Documentary Released: 2003 Running Time: 74 minutes Rating: 18VL Synopsis A South African filmmaker convinces a film crew to help him make a documentary about a 13-year-old assassin in the South African Cape Flats. Following the 13-year-old hitman as he goes about his daily business, the audience gains unique insight into the lives of people living on the Cape Flats, living under conditions of poverty and violence, the gangster culture, prevalent there; the mockumentary format of the film invites us to consider the ethics of filmmaking in a culture of violence. As Van der Vliet points out, it calls into question the ethics that attend being an observer to violence.

This thought provoking film won first prize at the Festival Africano di Milano, Best South African Feature Film at the 24th Durban International Film Festival Awards in 2003. Shooting Bokkie was released as an impactful short film; the Short won a Gold Award at the 1999 South African National Video Association Awards. The documentary was shot on minimal budget, took five years to make; the difficulty De Mezieres and Rist encountered in raising a budget for this film, together with examples like Timothy Greene's innovative solution to funding problems in the making of Boy called Twist, illustrate some of the challenges that face South African filmmakers in getting movies into production. The short version of Shooting Bokkie can be viewed at ] 2007 Editor Prey - The Making of 2004 Editor'Home' 2003 Writer-Director-Editor Shooting Bokkie 2001 Director-Editor Fudukazi's Magic 2000 Editor Taming the Tugela 1999 Writer-Director-Editor Shooting Bokkie The Short 1993 Editor-Director Raptures of The Deep Official site