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Ex-investment exec defrauds senior citizens in Florida gets 25 years
DALLAS (AP) — A former investment firm executive convicted of defrauding senior citizens in Texas and Florida has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
Ex-Investment Exec Sentenced For Defrauding Texas Seniors
A former investment firm executive is headed to prison for defrauding senior citizens in Texas and Florida.
Private investment key to U.S. infrastructure plan
A government plan to upgrade U.S. roads and rails would kick-start an infrastructure bank by putting in enough funds to lure private investment and eventually become self-sustaining, according to a proposal to be unveiled in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.
China February foreign direct investment up 32.2pc
BEIJING: Foreign direct investment in China rose 32.2 per cent in February from a year earlier but was less than the previous month, official data showed Tuesday, as Beijing tries to stem a flood of liquidity. China attracted US$7.8 billion in foreign investment last month, the commerce ministry said in a statement, compared with US$10.03 billion in January. Analysts say robust growth in the ...
Latvia's Credit Rating Increased One Notch to Investment Grade By Fitch
Latvia’s credit rating was raised to investment grade from junk status by Fitch Ratings as the Baltic country’s economy recovers and debt levels stabilize.
JLL Takes Plunge into Derivatives
LaSalle Investment has recently decided to launch a property derivative business in a concerted effort to revitalize the beleaguered sector.
Japanese May Liquidate U.K. Property Investment After Quake on Rebuilding
Japanese investors may reduce U.K. property holdings, which include stakes in the largest real- estate investment trusts, as they focus on rebuilding in their home country following its strongest earthquake on record.
Jefferies Expands Global Investment Banking Business
LONDON & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jefferies announced today the addition of Peter Bacchus, who joins the firm as Joint Head of European Investment Banking and Global Head of Metals and Mining Investment Banking. In addition five other investment bankers will join the Metals and Mining Investment Banking Group, including Richard Allan, who joins as a Managing Director and European Head of ...
Brandywine Selects Eagle's Investment Management Suite
BOSTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eagle Investment Systems LLC, a leading provider of financial services technology and a subsidiary of BNY Mellon, today announced that Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC (Brandywine Global), which has $32 billion in assets under management, will deploy its hosted service, Eagle ACCESS(SM) for data management, investment accounting and performance ...
ND House looks at shaking up Investment Board
A North Dakota Republican senator said Tuesday that the state Investment Board, which oversees retirement investments and almost $5.4 billion in assets, needs more members with stock-market savvy.
Investment professionals call for stronger governance of REITs
FA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, recently released its report "Asia-Pacific REITs: Building Trust Through Better REIT Governance" from its Hong Kong office.
Chicago Public Library Now Providing Remote Access to Morningstar Investment Research Center
CHICAGO, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Morningstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, announced today an agreement with the Chicago Public Library to provide unlimited remote access to the Morningstar® Investment Research Center for the library system's 1.9 million members. The Morningstar Investment Research Center is an online investment database with ...
Colombia Raised to Investment Grade by S&P on Growth Outlook
Colombia’s credit rating was boosted to investment grade by Standard & Poor’s, 11 years after it was cut to junk in the midst of an insurgency, as violence recedes and growth prospects improve.
Japanese Investment In Chinese Real Estate Poised To Fall On Rebuilding At Home
Japanese investment in property in China, never??large relative to other international investors, is
Colombian Peso, Bonds Advance After S&P Lifts Country to Investment-Grade
The peso climbed 1.1 percent to 1,872 per U.S. dollar at 9:19 a.m. New York time, and earlier climbed as much as 1.4 percent, the most since Jan. 6. The yield on the government’s benchmark 11 percent peso-denominated bonds due in 2020 fell four basis points, or 0.04 percentage point, to 8.06 percent, according to Colombia’s stock exchange.
Investment professionals call for stronger governance of REITs
FA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, recently released its report "Asia-Pacific REITs: Building Trust Through Better REIT Governance" from its Hong Kong office.
Colombian Peso, Bonds Advance After Investment-Grade Rating
Colombia’s peso advanced the most in two months and bonds and stocks rallied after the nation’s credit rating was raised to investment grade by Standard & Poor’s.
Colombia Peso, Bonds, Stocks Rise on Investment-Grade Rating
Colombia’s peso rose the most in two months and bonds and stocks advanced after the nation was boosted to investment grade by Standard & Poor’s.
Canadian Investment-Banker Compensation Dropped Last Year on Lower Trading
Compensation for investment-banking heads at Canada’s six largest banks fell an average 8.6 percent last year as trading revenue declined, while chief executive officers at most of the lenders received higher pay.
5 Investment Myths that Can Cost You
Much of the conventional investment wisdom needs to be reexamined.
A Different ETF Investment Angle Stemming From Japan’s Tragedy
The investment angles leading from the crisis in Japan vary from nuclear energy, infrastructure and even commodities, but what about major U.S. domestic stocks? How are U.S. equities and exchange
Colombia’s Peso, Stocks Advance on Investment-Grade Rating
Colombia’s peso rose the most in two weeks and stocks jumped the most in two years after the nation was boosted to investment grade by Standard & Poor’s.
E*Trade sells investment advisory to Fidelity/Vanguard specialist
Adviser Investments acquired Kobren Insight Management from E*Trade Financial this morning.
Wyoming may solicit bids from investment firms
Wyoming may consider soliciting bids this year from private equity investment firms interested in handling part of its $14 billion portfolio.
Wyoming may allow access to investment records
A private equity fund that manages nearly $180 million in state of Wyoming investments says it will find a way to release details of those investments after The Associated Press filed an open records request with the state treasurer.
Investment Banking Scorecard – March 17, 2011
M&A activity involving Chinese targets totals $27.0 billion for year-to-date 2011, a 16% increase over last year at this time and the best annual start on record.
Africa: Investment in Economies Shifting Away From Raw Materials
Local and foreign investment on the African continent is slowly moving away from agriculture and raw materials to manufacturing, services, communication and tourism, despite poor infrastructure and low skills levels.
Colombia: Analyzing Investment Risk
By Michael Montgomery-Exclusive to Gold Investing News Investing in mining companies with projects in Colombia may seem a risky
''Investment inflow into India in long-term will be robust''
H S RaoLondon, Mar 20 (PTI) Inspite of the global economic slowdown, investment inflow into India, in a long term perspective will be robust, a Mumbai-based financial services expert has said."In the next few months you may not see great inflow. But from a longer-term perspective, yes, the inflow will continue to be robust," Krishna Kumar Karwa, Managing Director of Emkay Global Financial ...
Alpha Investment Partners, NTUC Income to acquire Capital Square
SINGAPORE : Alpha Investment Partners Limited (AIP) - which is the property fund management arm of Keppel Land - and NTUC Income have agreed to jointly acquire Capital Square for S$889 million.
'Investment inflow into India in long-term will be robust’
Inspite of the global economic slowdown, investment inflow into India, in a long term perspective will be robust, a Mumbai-based financial services expert has said.
Investment training, tsunami video, Ponzi scheme: Your weekly ScamWatch
A roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. Investment training –- A man who allegedly fleeced investors out of millions of dollars by charging exorbitant fees for a worthless investment training program has agreed to pay...
Investment professionals call for stronger governance of REITs
FA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, recently released its report "Asia-Pacific REITs: Building Trust Through Better REIT Governance" from its Hong Kong office.
Dairy farm investment out of reach of families
An equity market for dairy farm investment is needed as capital requirements take investment out of reach of families and those other than the very wealthy. read more
Why it's essential to have long-term investment views
I've said it time and again that the residential property investment is a long-term proposition. The property market takes about seven to 10 years to move through a full cycle - from low capital growth/high rental yield, to high growth/low yield and back again.
Investment bank income down 23 percent on year -study
LONDON (Reuters) - Income for top investment banks fell by almost a quarter last year to $167 billion (£102.9 billion) from a record performance in 2009, according to an industry report. The drop came ...
Investment bank income down 23 percent on year
Income for top investment banks fell by almost a quarter last year to $167 billion from a record performance in 2009, according to an industry report.
Investment Dar of Kuwait, Creditors Agree to Details of Restructuring Plan
Investment Dar Co. , the owner of half of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd., said its management and the coordinating committee that represents its creditors agreed to the final details of a restructuring plan.
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Western Refining, VALE S.A. and Cliffs Natural Resources
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Western Refining, VALE S.A. and Cliffs Natural Resources
Investment Dar sets debt restructure plan
Investment Dar sets debt restructure plan
Brookfield Investment Management Acquires European High Yield Business From Pall Mall Investment Management Ltd
NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - 03/21/11) - Brookfield Investment Management (UK) Limited, an investment manager authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) of the United Kingdom, today announced it has acquired the European high yield fund management business of Pall Mall Investment Management Limited (Pall Mall). Pall Mall is authorized and regulated by the FSA as an ...
Investment professionals call for stronger governance of REITs
FA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, recently released its report "Asia-Pacific REITs: Building Trust Through Better REIT Governance" from its Hong Kong office.
Mercer beefs up responsible investment consulting business
Ryan Pollice and Richard Fuller, two respected figures in the field of responsible investment, will shortly join Mercer’s global responsible investment consulting business, the firm said Monday.
Green investment bank borrowing remit in balance
The Treasury will update plans for a £1bn Green Investment Bank in the Budget but may postpone the decision about its borrowing powers, industry lobbyists fear.
Pzena Investment Management Founder And Co-CIO Richard S. Pzena Interviews With The Wall Street Transcript
67 WALL STREET, New York - March 21, 2011 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its S&L's, Investment Banks and Asset Management Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This S&L's, Investment Banks and Asset Management Report contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs, Equity Analysts and ...
Jetro investment to stay level
Japanese investment in Thailand will not decline and should accelerate in the near term as Japanese companies step up investments overseas following the destruction caused by massive earthquakes and a tsunami 10 days ago, say Tokyo-based government and business representatives.
Icahn: Blockbuster 'Worst Investment' I Ever Made
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is calling Blockbuster the "worst investment" he ever made. This is a immense statement for a man who has spent 30-plus years as an investing tycoon. Icahn made the statement in an article he wrote for April's Harvard Business Review. The piece was in response to a story previously written by former Blockbuster CEO John Antioco, who ...
Scam Watch: Investment-training marketer agrees to pay $900,000
Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes:
Investment professionals call for stronger governance of REITs
FA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, recently released its report "Asia-Pacific REITs: Building Trust Through Better REIT Governance" from its Hong Kong office.
£80m Social Investment Fund plan
The Northern Ireland Executive agrees plans to invest £80m to tackle poverty and unemployment.