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KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic partners that manage hedge funds. KKR manages over $218B USD worldwide.

Visual Capitalist

Visual Capitalist exists for one reason – to help make this complex world a little easier to understand.

Humanity generates a staggering 2.5 exabytes of data every day, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to glean insight from the tsunami of information we’re exposed to. Visual Capitalist cuts through the spin and noise of the news cycle to highlight big picture global trends, and explore the context that gets overlooked.

They create very interesting and easy to understand infographics that explain complicated concepts in a timely manner.


Blackrock is the world’s largest global investment management firm, managing over $7.4 trillion USD.


Sustainable Investing

In this letter to its clients, Blackrock (manages over $7 trillion USD) announces that Sustainability is Blackrock’s New Standard for Investing. A very interesting read about the impact of climate change on the investment landscape.

Black Swan Events

Rare, unexpected events – known as Black Swan events – usually have severely negative short-term consequences to financial markets. However, markets always recover, and it’s helpful to keep this in mind and not panic. Visual Capitalist compares the stock market’s reaction to COVID19 with other historical Black Swan events, charting their downturn and length of recovery.

Cognitive Biases

As we mention in our E-Book, most of us believe we make rational decisions in our lives, but all of us are subject to mental mistakes because of hard-wired decision-making processes with which we have evolved. An article from Visual Capitalist does a great job of summarizing 24 of the most popular cognitive biases.

The World is Actually a Very Rosy Place, Comparatively

We are constantly bombarded by negative news and it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking the world is so much worse now than it’s ever been. This article by Visual Capitalist shows 6 ways the world is dramatically improving.

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