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CIO Editor-in-Chief Kip McDaniel likes researching articles. A corollary to this: finding historical documents that may or may not be useful to upcoming magazine articles, but nonetheless intrigue. Old newspaper articles announcing financial mayhem? He'll take it. Bernie Madoff whistleblower documents? Juicy. Anything to do with financial scandal? Spot on. Feel free to send submissions to, and Kip will feel free to ignore them at will. Harsh, but fair.

A comment from a reader (whom I won’t name) has prompted me to think about whether we’re allowed to use literary license to make a point.

We’re looking for asset owners and consultants looking to challenge conventional asset management wisdom at the Chief Investment Officer Summit 2015.

Down with “should,” “could,” and “might”—here are my concrete predictions for asset management in 2015. If I get 52% right, like a good active manager, I’ll count it as a win.

The Vanity Fair Oscar party has nothing on this. In just three weeks, our fifth-annual Industry Innovation Awards and Influential Investors Forum will get underway—and expect something special.

In a year when the term ‘innovation’ has come under prominent attack, we took a look at our own awards series, and made some tweaks.