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California Investment Firm Successfully Navigates Market Volatility!
NOVATO, Calif., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Investment advisor Winans International portfolio performance for 2011 was: Winans International Separate Managed Account Composite       Averages    2011: ...
Barclays Wealth Hires Three Investment Representatives in Chicago
CHICAGO, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Barclays Wealth, a leading global wealth manager by assets under management, is pleased to announce the appointment of three Investment Representatives to its Chicago ...
Investment bank slump tips C.Suisse to Q4 loss
ZURICH (Reuters) - Credit Suisse posted a surprise fourth-quarter net loss as business at its investment bank slumped and it took almost 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.1 billion) of charges for slashing costs and risky assets to meet tough new capital rules. "Our performance for the fourth quarter 2011 was disappointing," said Chief Executive Brady Dougan. "It reflects both the adverse market ...
AirStrip Technologies Announces Investment from Qualcomm
AirStrip Technologies, Inc. announced that it has received a strategic investment from Qualcomm Incorporated, acting through its Qualcomm Life Fund. Qualcomm invests in emerging technologies and business models that further accelerate the wireless market.
AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Announces Exercise of Underwriters’ Option
AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. announced today the settlement of the sale of 750,000 shares of its common stock pursuant to the exercise in full of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares of the Company’s common stock at a price per share of $19.00.
Investment swindler convicted of bilking clients out of $14M
A New York City investment adviser who swindled clients out of more than $14 million was convicted today on wide-ranging fraud charges. A Brooklyn federal jury found Joseph Mazella, 52, guilty after a 2 1/2-week trial for running what prosecutors described as an elaborate "Ponzi scheme." Mazella, founder and...
US investment flows to M’sia expected to rise
NEW YORK: Foreign investment from the United States is expected to increase in Malaysia as the US economic recovery further strengthens, says the Malaysia Investment Development Authority (Mida).
Barclays Net Slumps On Lower Investment Bank Revenue
("3rd UPDATE: Barclays Net Slumps On Lower Investment Bank Revenue," at 1054 GMT, misstated the percentage change in net profit in the bullet point and second paragraph. The error also occurred in versions at 0838 GMT and 0747 GMT. The correct version follows:)
Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Fourth Quarter and 2011 Annual Results
TORONTO, ONTARIO-- - Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust today announced results for the fourth quarter and for the year ended December 31, 2011.For the three months ended December 31, 2011, CREIT reported Funds from Operations of $0.62 per Unit compared to $0.58 per Unit for the same period in 2010, ...
Apartment Investment & Management Increases Sales but Misses Revenue Estimate
Just the facts, Fool.
Four National Bank Securities Investment Solutions Win a Lipper Award
MONTREAL, QUEBEC-- - National Bank Securities won four awards at the Canadian Lipper Fund Awards gala, held yesterday in Toronto. Lipper Awards recognize investment funds delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted returns in their respected categories.Each of the following funds won a Lipper Award:---------------------------------------------------------------------------Funds ...
U.S. says it wants investment, but China remains wary
BEIJING — As China moves to invest billions in businesses around the world, one major industrial nation has so far soaked up very little of the cash: the United States. The issue will be on the agenda next week during Vice President Xi Jinping ’s official visit to the United States. The Obama administration has made seeking Chinese investment a priority, with an eye toward creating more American ...
Sparkbox targets entrepreneurs with NZVIF investment partner
National angel group Sparkbox Ventures plans to back 20 entrepreneurs over the next five years, following the renewal of its investment partnership with the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund.
Scottish Widows Investment Bets on U.S. Economic Recovery With Wells Fargo
Scottish Widows Investment Partnership bought shares of U.S. banks and consumer-related companies on signs the world’s largest economy will sustain its recovery as Europe struggles to contain a debt crisis.
Scottish Widows Investment Bets on U.S. Economy With Wells Fargo
Scottish Widows Investment Partnership bought shares of U.S. banks and consumer-related companies on signs the world’s largest economy will sustain its recovery as Europe struggles to contain a debt crisis.
Scottish Widows Investment Bets on U.S. With Wells Fargo
Scottish Widows Investment Partnership bought shares of U.S. banks and consumer-related companies on signs the world’s largest economy will sustain its recovery as Europe struggles to contain a debt crisis.
Remedent Announces Strategic Investment by IDG-Accel
GHENT, BELGIUM-- - Remedent, Inc. , an international company specializing in research, development, and the manufacturing of oral care and cosmetic products, announced today the closing of a strategic ...
Western Asset Investment Grade Defined Opportunity Trust Inc. (“IGI”) Announces Distributions for the Months of March ...
Western Asset Investment Grade Defined Opportunity Trust Inc. today announced monthly distributions of $0.1045 per common share for March, April and May 2012.
Covestor Launches 15 More Investment Models
Online financial marketplace broadens offerings.New York, NY (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 Covestor, an investment management company that enables individuals to mirror the transactions of experienced investors, has substantially broadened its product line this year with the addition of 15 new investment models. The company now offers nearly 200 investment models from 135 third-party investment ...
Zacks Investment Ideas Feature Highlights: Cisco, Intel, Microsoft and Dell
CHICAGO, Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights Features: Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO ),Intel (Nasdaq: INTC ), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT ) and Dell (Nasdaq: DELL ).(Logo: ...
Sierra Investment Management Introduces Strategic Income Fund
Sierra Investment Management, Inc. , a boutique investment advisor specializing for over 24 years in low volatility “absolute return” investing, today announced the launch of the Sierra Strategic Income Fund that will allocate tactically among a wide range of income-oriented asset classes.
Brunner Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
 The Brunner Investment Trust PLC As recommended by the AIC, with effect from 1 June 2008, net asset values are calculated on both a capital and a cum-income basis. The Brunner Investment Trust PLC announces ...
Investment in electricity infrastructure generates employment and economic growth
OTTAWA , Feb. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Canada can expect employment to increase by an average of 156,000 jobs annually over the next 20 years from investment in electricity generation, transmission and distribution ...
Alpha Real Property Investment Advisors Choose SatuitCRM
Satuit Technologies Inc., a global leader in software solutions for the professional investment markets, announced that Alpha Real Property Investment Advisors has selected SatuitC
Bloom Investment Counsel Provides Investment Update
TORONTO, ONTARIO-- - Advisors and investors are invited to listen to Bloom Investment Counsel's market update for both the Blue Ribbon Income Fund and the Canadian High Income Equity Fund . Award-winning ...
Profit in the Investment Ecosystem: Catherine Austin Fitts
Profit in the Investment Ecosystem: Catherine Austin Fitts   Source: Karen Roche of The Gold Report   (2/10/12)
Fidus Investment Corporation Announces Annual Meeting Date
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Fidus Investment Corporation ("Fidus" or the "Company"), a business development company, announced today that its annual meeting of stockholders will be held on Wednesday, ...
Big Investment Boo-Boos Individuals Make
An investment boo-boo can't just be kissed and made better.
Macquarie Group Said to Cut 10% of Asian Investment-Banking Jobs Last Week
Macquarie Group Ltd. (MQG) , Australia ’s biggest investment bank, cut about 10 percent of its investment banking workforce in Asia last week, two people with knowledge of the departures said.
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 ...
Deducting interest expense of investment property
Dear Tax Talk,I bought investment property, which is unimproved acreage. Can I write off the mortgage interest on this loan?-- John Dear John,Interest paid to carry investment property is aptly named investment ...
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust Announces 20% Gain in Operating FFO for Fourth Quarter and 16% Gain for the Year ...
TORONTO, ONTARIO-- - RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust -HIGHLIGHTS for 2011:All figures in Canadian dollars unless otherwise noted. RioCan's results are in accordance with International Financial Reporting ...
Palmer Square Signs Investment Deal with LNG Capital
LEAWOOD, Kan., Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Palmer Square Capital Management, along with Montage Investments and Atlantic Asset Management, today announced a partnership with LNG Capital, a long/short ...
Canada venture capital investment at 4-year high
TORONTO (Reuters) - Venture capital investment rose to a four-year high in Canada in 2011, driven by broad bets on innovation sectors and dominated by activity in information technology, the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) said on Tuesday. Venture capital investment rose to C$1.5 billion ($1.5 billion), up 34 percent from 2010 and the highest level since 2007, when ...
Gresham Partners Names Senior Investment Analyst Joe Simpson Principal of the Firm
Independent wealth management firm Gresham Partners is pleased to announce that Joe Simpson has been named a Principal of the firm. Simpson has served as Gresham’s senior investment analyst since joining the firm in May 2005.
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Announces Agreement for 45% Joint Venture Interest in US$4.8 Billion U.S ...
TORONTO, ONTARIO-- - The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced today an agreement to form a joint venture with the Westfield Group. The joint venture will consist of interests in 10 regional malls ...
Town Shoes Welcomes Investment by AIMCo and Callisto Capital
TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Alberta Investment Management Corporation ("AIMCo") on behalf of its clients and Callisto Capital ("Callisto") are pleased to announce that they ...
Obama's Anti-Investment Plan
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Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Dynex Capital, Windstream and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Dynex Capital, Windstream and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust Announces February 2012 Distribution
TORONTO, ONTARIO-- - RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust today announced a distribution of 11.5 cents per unit for the month of February. The distribution will be payable on March 7, 2012 to unitholders ...
Investment banking can be dangerous for health, study shows
Add investment banking to the list of things that could be dangerous to your health. A University of Southern California researcher found insomnia, alcoholism, heart palpitations, eating disorders and an explosive temper in some of the roughly two dozen entry-level investment bankers she shadowed fresh out of business school. Every...
Apollo Investment Corporation Names Mark Harris as Chief Financial Officer
NEW YORK, NY-- - Apollo Investment Corporation or the "Company", "Apollo Investment", "we" or "our" today announces that Mr. Mark Harris will be joining the Company ...
Federal Realty Investment Trust Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2011 Operating Results
ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT - News) today reported operating results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2011.(Logo:   (link) PH29242LOGO ...
China’s Foreign Direct Investment Falls for Third Month on Global Slowdown
Foreign direct investment in China fell for the third month in January as slowing economic growth and Europe’s debt crisis prompted companies to rein in spending.
Foreign investment in China falls in January
Foreign direct investment in China fell in January for the third straight month, figures showed Thursday, and a commerce official warned of a tough year ahead due to the European debt crisis.
China’s Foreign Direct Investment Falls for a Third Month
Foreign direct investment in China fell for the third month in January as slowing economic growth and Europe’s debt crisis prompted companies to rein in spending.
Russian Direct Investment Fund Announces Supervisory Board
MOSCOW, February 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), Russia's $10 billion sovereign private equity fund, today announced the composition of its Supervisory Board:Alexei V. ...
Record Investment Demand Boosts Global Gold Demand to an All Time High in 2011
LONDON , Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global demand for gold in 2011 rose to 4,067.1 tonnes (t) worth an estimated US$205.5 billion - the first time that global demand has exceeded US$200billion and the ...
NFJ Investment Group’s Dividend-Paying Value Strategies Top Benchmarks in 2011
During a year in which active equity managers on average underperformed their targets, all investment strategies managed by NFJ Investment Group, a subsidiary of Allianz Global Investors Capital, beat their benchmarks for the twelve months ending December 31, 2011 net of fees.
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial and Operating Results for 2011
Washington Real Estate Investment Trust , a leading owner and operator of diversified properties in the Washington, D.C. region, reported finan