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What We’re Reading – Week of 08/12/2016

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

NB: ($) denotes subscription site.

 

The hunt for yield reshapes the reinsurance industry as “cat bonds” gain in popularity.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

Are negative rates backfiring?

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

What’s the future of TV?  Five top executives share their thoughts with The Hollywood Reporter.

Article via The Hollywood Reporter

 

The Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund allocated heavily to alternatives. Now it’s nearly broke.

Article via Bloomberg

 

Why risked-based capital is too risky to use when measuring banks.

Article via Wall Street Journal ($)

 

Guaranteed returns, but we can’t tell you what we’re doing with your money.  These are Chinese “investment” products.

Article via New York Times ($)