Top Stories of 2014: The Buy Side Beefs Up

Variety and volatility framed this year's tech developments

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Looking at the biggest stories from 2014, with an eye toward 2015

Sometimes, it can all come apart very quickly ─ just ask my beloved but oft-disappointing Philadelphia Eagles.

A few weeks ago, they had a 91.5-percent chance of making the NFL playoffs, according to advanced statistical projections. After three consecutive losses, that percentage wasn't just been halved, or even "remote"'s zero.

Macro and event-driven fund managers can probably relate after a bumpy ride snuck up on them in October. Then, a week of increasing equities volatility combined

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