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D.A. Davidson & Co. Acquires Investment Bank McGladrey Capital Markets
D.A. Davidson & Co., a national full-service investment firm based in the Northwest, today announced it has acquired McGladrey Capital Markets LLC , an investment banking firm headquartered in Costa Mesa, California.
AHEB Investment Group Reflects on a Successful Year for 2011
MANCHESTER, England, February 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --AHEB Investment Group, the Belize-registered financial services consulting firm, has achieved another great year in 2011, despite the economic turmoil. ...
CPP Investment Board Completes Acquisition of 24.1% Stake in Gassled Alongside Two Consortium Partners
TORONTO, ONTARIO-- - CPP Investment Board announced today that a consortium including CPPIB has completed the acquisition of a 24.1% stake in the Gassled Joint Venture from Statoil ASA. The consortium ...
First Eagle Investment Management, LLC Launches First Fund in Over a Decade
NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- First Eagle Investment Management (FEIM), a privately held asset management firm, today announced the launch of the High Yield Fund, the Firm's first new fund launched ...
Investor Optimism Weakened; Hunger for Investment Advice on the Rise at Charles Schwab
According to a just-released survey of Charles Schwab individual investor clients, just 26 percent feel better off financially than they did one year ago, down from 44 percent who said they felt better off in Q4 2010.
Smonik Investment Systems Adds Cash Reconciliation Component to its Comprehensive Reconciliation Suite
Boston -- Smonik Investment Systems, LLC. , a leading provider of integrated back office technologies to the alternative investment community, today announced that it has released its new cash reconciliation ...
Pacific Road Resources Funds announce subsequent investment in Reno Creek Project
Pacific Road Resources Funds announce subsequent investment in Reno Creek Project
Gladstone Investment Corporation Reports Financial Results for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2011
MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: GAIN - News) (the "Company") today announced earnings for the third quarter ended December 31, 2011.  All per share ...
Maximizing retirement investment returns
Managing your retirement savings to maximize investment returns has perhaps never been as challenging as it is today. CD, money market and savings account interest rates remain at record lows, leaving retirees struggling to earn much income from these traditional investments.
Citi expects clients to double Nigeria investment
LAGOS (Reuters) - Citibank expects annual investment flows into Nigeria through its banking platform to double to around $2 billion this year, as multinational firms and foreign funds expand operations, its country officer told Reuters on Thursday. Emeka Emuwa also said Africa's second-biggest economy was witnessing an increasing mix of trade and investment from Africa and Asia, though the bulk ...
LPL Investment Holdings Fourth Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek
Here's what you need to know for the upcoming earnings release ...
Ader Investment Management Launches Hedge Fund Business Accelerator
NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ader Investment Management (AIM) has launched Accelerator Fund Partners LP, an innovative funding platform for hedge funds looking to boost assets under management ...
Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet Information and Announces its Net Asset Value ...
Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company today provided a summary unaudited balance sheet and announced its net asset value and asset coverage ratios under
ETF Spotlight: Investment Grade Corporate Debt
ETF Spotlight on iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEArca: LQD - News ) , part of an ongoing series. Assets : $18.5 billion. Objective : The iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ...
Infrastructure Project Investment Key to Recovery Falling Short Globally
WASHINGTON, DC and LONDON-- -By 2015, global investment in infrastructure is expected to reach only $4.5 trillion -- well below the level required to meet global demand. This investment gap represents ...
Western Asset Investment Grade Defined Opportunity Trust Inc. as of December 31, 2011
Western Asset Investment Grade Defined Opportunity Trust Inc. announces its portfolio composition as of December 31, 2011.
Forbes Earnings Preview: Apartment Investment And Management
Apartment Investment And Management (AIV) reports its fourth quarter earnings on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.
Pyramis Global Advisors Chief Investment Officer, Young Chin to lead Pyramis Equity Sector Investment Strategies
Pyramis Global Advisors Chief Investment Officer, Young Chin to lead Pyramis Equity Sector Investment Strategies
PennantPark Investment Corporation Receives Investment Grade Ratings From Both Standard & Poor's and Fitch
NEW YORK, NY-- - PennantPark Investment Corporation announced today that both Standard & Poor's Ratings Services and Fitch Ratings Services assigned it credit ratings of BBB-."We are extremely pleased ...
Morgan Stanley Investment Management Announces Schedule for Quarterly Closed-End Funds Conference Call Series
Morgan Stanley Investment Management today announced a schedule for its quarterly closed−end funds conference call series. Members of the investment teams will discuss each
Stock exchange: Imprudent investment haunts CDA
ISLAMABAD, Feb 4: An imprudent hefty investment in stocks made way back in 2007 continues to haunt the capital’s civic agency with the market value of the shares purchased for over Rs1.108 billion dropping to as low as Rs409 million.
6 surprising IRA investment options
Retirement » 6 Surprising IRA Investment Options Looking for alternatives 1 of 8 Find the best CD IRA yieldMost people think of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and the like when deciding where to invest their ...
Spot profit-eating investment fees
Investing » Don't Let Investment Fees Strangle ProfitsInvestors are understandably eager to earn high returns. But nothing erodes that eagerness or kills the investor's confidence in his or her advisers ...
Investment Co PLC - Top Ten Holdings
 The Investment Company plc Ten Largest Investments The Investment Company plc announces that, as at 31 st December 2011, its ten largest investments were as follows: Investments over 5% of total assets ...
Fidus Investment Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter 2011 Portfolio Activity
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Fidus Investment Corporation ("Fidus"), a business development company, today announced that it made new investments totaling $40.3 million during the three months ended December ...
Datacard Group Announces an Equity Investment and Strategic Partnership with DeviceFidelity, Inc.
Datacard Group, the world leader in secure ID and card personalization solutions, today announced an equity investment and strategic partnership with DeviceFidelity, Inc. – a compa
All aboard the investment merry-go-round
Australia's listed investment groups now have almost $800 million invested in one another.
Emerald Holds Annual Groundhog Day Investment Forum
Emerald Asset Management will hold its Nineteenth Annual Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia. “Energy and passion are hallmarks of the Emerald Groundhog Day Investment Forum,” said Emerald Founder and CEO, Joseph E.
S&P says India investment-grade rating under pressure
India's prized investment-grade credit rating is facing pressure due to weak government policy-making, slower economic growth and stubborn inflation, ratings agency Standard & Poor's warned on Monday.
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Trading Resumption – CO
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Trading Resumption – CO
Investment crossholdings a Tax Office nightmare
Australia's listed investment groups, presiding over a pool of $16 billion of other people's money, now have almost $800 million invested in one another.
Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited Announces Performance Data and Portfolio Composition
Aberdeen Asia-Pacific Income Investment Company Limited Announces Performance Data and Portfolio Composition
Merger Fuels Growth for Independent Investment Management Firms
BEACHWOOD, Ohio, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two well-acquainted investment management firms completed a long-planned merger last week, creating one of the larger independent money managers in Ohio with ...
John P. Calamos, Sr. Webcast on Emerging Market Investment Strategies
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- John P. Calamos, Sr., CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Calamos Investments, will be the featured speaker in an InvestmentNews Webcast Event, on February ...
UBS warns of poor Q1 as investment bank struggles
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss bank UBS predicted further weakness in investment banking after a restructuring of the business failed to prevent an earnings hit from the euro zone debt crisis and worries about the global economy. "Traditional improvements in first-quarter activity levels and trading volumes may fail to materialize fully, which would weigh on overall results for the coming quarter ...
CalSTRS Partners with IFM on Major Infrastructure Investment
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System has awarded Industry Funds Management , a leading global investment manager, an infrastructure mandate up to $500 mi
Investment Canada Act update delay makes country a difficult investment, NDP
OTTAWA - A much delayed update of the Investment Canada Act promised by the federal government remains undelivered and makes the country a more difficult place to invest for a foreign company, the NDP says.
Two Harbors Investment Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter 2011 Financial Results
Two Harbors Investment Corp. , a real estate investment trust that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities , residential mortgage loan
PZENA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, INC. ANNOUNCES JANUARY 31, 2012 ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT
New York, NY, February 7, 2012:  Pzena Investment Management, Inc. (NYSE: PZN - News) today reported its preliminary assets under management as of January 31, 2012.  AUM for month-end January 2012, month-end ...
PZENA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, INC. REPORTS RESULTS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2011
2011 revenue was $18.9 million for the fourth quarter and $83.0 million for the full year.   2011 GAAP operating income was $4.1 million for the fourth quarter and $37.9 million for the full year.  For ...
LPL Investment Holdings Inc. Earnings: A Swing to Quarterly Profit
Here's a closer look at the company's latest earnings release...
CandidMarkets, Inc. Launches a Revolutionary Investment Portal to Rebuild Investor Confidence
  NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CandidMarkets, Inc.has launched the world's first investment analysis portal designed to allow investors to manage their own investments without conflicted middlemen ...
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: TriMas, Actuant, AM Castle and Columbus McKinnon
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: TriMas, Actuant, AM Castle and Columbus McKinnon
Apollo Investment Corporation Announces Quarterly Financial Results, Senior Management Changes, Quarterly Dividend ...
NEW YORK, NY-- - Apollo Investment Corporation Reports Net Assets of $1.6 billion and Net Asset Value per share of $8.16 as of December 31, 2011 and Net Investment Income of $0.20 per share for the quarter ...
PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2011 Results
PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust today reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2011 of $19.6 million, or $0.70 per diluted share, on total net investment income of $39.1 million.
IQE plc : Strategic investment in, and exclusive wafer supply agreement with, Solar Junction Corporation, a leading ...
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Fitch Revises Apollo Investment Corporation's Rating Outlook to Negative
Fitch Ratings has revised the Rating Outlook for Apollo Investment Corporation to Negative from Stable. Approximately $1.2 billion of secured and unsecured debt is affecte
PennantPark Investment Corporation Announces Financial Results for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2011
NEW YORK, NY-- - PennantPark Investment Corporation , "we," "our," "us" or "Company" today announces financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended December ...
Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation Reports 1st Quarter Financial Results
FREEHOLD, N.J., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corporation (the Company) (NYSE: MNR - News) reported funds from operations (FFO) of $7,450,000 or $0.20 per share for the three months ...
CORRECTED: PZENA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, INC. REPORTS RESULTS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2011
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, February 8, 2012 -  This earnings press release "Pzena Investment Management, Inc. Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011", supercedes the prior release ...