What We’re Reading – Week of 05/05/2017

Below you will find the articles on economics, investing, and finance that we found most interesting for the week.

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.


Hackers go after the weakest link in the SWIFT network to steal millions.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)


Another sign of the “easy money” times?  Private equity firms boost fund IRRs with subscription line financing.

Blog via CEPR


Requests For Activism (RFAs) are on the rise for institutional investors as the case of Whole Foods demonstrates.

Article via New York Times ($)


Steve Ballmer decided the United States needed to publish a 10-K (the annual report that public companies file with the SEC).  Here it is.

10-K via