Articles by Davide Accomazzo, MBA

Davide Accomazzo, MBA, teaches global capital markets and investments/portfolio management and is a frequent writer on the topic of markets and other economic issues. He is Chief Investment Officer for THALASSA CAPITAL LLC.

“Capitalism at the Crossroads” by Stuart L. Hart

In essence, in his new book Prof. Hart makes the case for two major strategic drivers: technology and Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) approach.

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The Little Book of Behavioral Investing by James Montier

Montier provides an interesting and fact-supported look at how our emotions prevent many of us from being successful investors.

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Money Mavericks: Confessions of a Hedge Fund Manager by Lars Kroijer

Kroijer elaborates on the state of the hedge fund industry, its overall usefulness, and the problem with fees and structure—all issues I mostly agree with.

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Ignited: Managers! Light Up Your Company and Career for More Power, More Purpose and More Success by Vince Thompson

Thompson’s book is a must-read for those trapped in middle management who have not been as lucky as I have in finding a way out to smaller, yet much, much greener pastures.

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Technical Analysis: The Complete Resource for Financial Market Technicians, Second Edition

In this manual, one will not find “trading secrets” nor “holy grails,” but an efficient portal to more study in areas of interest or need for the reader.

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The Future of Finance: The LSE Report

The depth of analysis and the often provocative solutions offered in this report make it a must for those who need clarification on the financial crisis.

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Fixing Global Finance by Martin Wolf

Wolf advocates that countries running large current-account deficits should rebalance and increase domestic demand.

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Trust Me: Four Steps to Authenticity and Charisma by Nick Morgan

In Western culture we have five basic stories: the quest, the love story, the revenge story, the rag-to-riches story, and stranger in a strange land. Effective and charismatic communication will leverage any of these five elemental themes to build connectivity with the audience, according to the author.

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The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson

Accomazzo: Countries that were not able to innovate, Ferguson writes, but that responded to the challenges with cumulative bad choices, quickly reached breaking points with extreme consequences.
Jasso: Through powerful narrative and artful storytelling, the reader is compelled to embrace the urgency of Ferguson’s thesis: breaking down the barriers of ignorance about finance.

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The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics by Richard C. Koo

Koo argues that Keynesian policies failed in the 1970s because they were applied during yang economic times, that is, when monetary policy is the only appropriate response to slowdowns in the business cycle.

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