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AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter Earnings
AG Mortgage Investment Trust, Inc. today reported net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2011 of $5.8 million and net book value of $2
BV Investment Partners Announces Sale of the Western Institutional Review Board
BOSTON, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BV Investment Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm investing in the information and business services and communications sectors, today announced ...
Chimera Investment Corporation Updates Status of 10-K Filing; Announces No Impact on Taxable EPS and Dividends ...
Chimera Investment Corporation announced today that it would delay the filing of its Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2011.
Chimera Investment Corporation Announces 1st Quarter 2012 Dividend of $0.11 per Share
The Board of Directors of Chimera Investment Corporation declared the first quarter 2012 common stock cash dividend of $0.11 per common share. This dividend is payable April 27, 2012 to common shareholders of record on March 30, 2012.
Investment and insurance products offer significant opportunity to banks
Customers who purchase investment and insurance products where they bank have on average $348,000 of investable assets, 84 percent more than financial assets held by other banking customers.
Harper Government Announces Investment to Help Job Creation in Health and Wellness Industry
SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN-- - Increased capacity of bioactive extracts at POS Pilot Plant will help Saskatchewan's processing and ag-biotechnology industries penetrate the health and wellness market.A federal ...
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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
Japanese investment firm loses $2b
Japanese investment firm AIJ has lost $US2.3b ($A2.14b) and affected pensions for up to 880,000 people.
Investment falls but outlook looks good
Capital expenditure fell in the last three months of 2011, but it is expected to make a comeback in 2012.
In Europe, Foreign Investment Starts Anew, Gingerly
As the clamor over the debt crisis subsides somewhat, multinational corporations are picking their spots in Europe for the day the economy turns the corner.
Sprott Resource Corp. Announces US$50 Million Investment in Integrated Oil & Gas Driller
Sprott Resource Corp. Announces US$50 Million Investment in Integrated Oil & Gas Driller
Congo farm law seen hurting foreign investment
KINSHASA (Reuters) - A law meant to breathe new life into agriculture in Democratic Republic of Congo risks scaring off needed foreign investment due to a clause calling for farms to be majority-owned by Congolese, according to investors and other sector players. The Congolese Federation of Enterprises has written a letter to the government calling the law, which is set to go into effect in June ...
Drilling Info Announces $165 Million Investment Led by Insight Venture Partners
AUSTIN, Texas, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Drilling Info and Insight Venture Partners today announced that Insight is leading a $165 million equity investment in Drilling Info, the Austin-based data ...
Investment and insurance products offer significant opportunity to banks
Customers who purchase investment and insurance products where they bank have on average $348,000 of investable assets, 84 percent more than financial assets held by other banking customers.
RIAs Concerned About Quality and Selection of Investment Options of Traditional 529 Plans
ST. LOUIS, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tuition Plan Consortium, a group of more than 270 U.S. private colleges and universities that own and operate the Private College 529 Plan , today announced the ...
Bankers Investment - Net Asset Value(s)
 5 March 2012 THE BANKERS INVESTMENT TRUST PLCAs at close of business on 2 March 2012, the unaudited net asset value per share calculated in accordance with the AIC formula (including current financial ...
Massimo Santicchia and Katherine Gallagher, Formerly of a Major New York-Based Investment Advisory, Collaborate to ...
PALM BEACH, FL-- - Cypress Capital Group announced today that portfolio managers Massimo Santicchia and Katherine Gallagher joined Cypress Capital Group to become principal co-founders of Crest Investment ...
SOHM Inc. Enlists Maxim Group as Financial Advisor and Investment Banker
BUENA PARK, CA-- - SOHM, Inc. , a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer that produces and markets generic drugs covering all major treatment categories, announced today enlisting the services of Maxim Group ...
American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. Declares $0.90 First Quarter Dividend
BETHESDA, Md., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (Nasdaq: MTGE - News) ("MTGE" or the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors has declared ...
Walter Investment Management Corp. Announces Record Date for Annual Stockholders Meeting
TAMPA, Fla., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Walter Investment Management Corp. (NYSE Amex: WAC) ("Walter Investment" or the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors has ...
Saijrakh to Focus on Khan Investment Management
ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Narantuguldur Saijrakh recently resigned from his role as General Manager of Asia Pacific Securities, the brokerage and dealing arm of Asia Pacific ...
KKR, Chesapeake collaborate on energy investment
Investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. and Chesapeake Energy Corp. are teaming up to invest in mineral and royalty interests in key U.S. oil and gas basins.
Capital Guaranteed Investment Fund, First of Its Kind, is Launched by Fortress Financial, New Zealand Based Private ...
One must admit we’re engulfed in uncertain financial times where investment products are now more generally avoided rather than embraced. Fortress Financial has managed to attain c
LPL Investment Holdings Inc. Announces Proposed Refinancing of Senior Secured Credit Facilities
BOSTON, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LPL Investment Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA - News) (the "Company"), parent company of LPL Financial LLC ("LPL Financial"), today announced its intention ...
Investment scam suspect dies in French custody
Bruce Fred Friedman had been in a French prison since 2010, awaiting extradition to Los Angeles. U.S. prosecutors had accused the former money manager of a $228-million scam. Former Sherman Oaks money manager Bruce Fred Friedman has died in French custody while awaiting extradition to Los Angeles on charges related to an alleged $228-million investment scam.
Symetra Investment Services, Inc. Hires John Forrest to Lead Business Development
Symetra Investment Services, Inc. , has named John Forrest, CRPC®, as director of business development. A 30-year financial services industry veteran, Forrest will be responsible for relationship management, advisor development and sales management.
CRA Qualified Investment Fund Bond Purchase Helps Finance the Redevelopment of an Affordable Rental Property and the ...
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Located just north of downtown St. Louis resides the Vaughn Residences at Murphy Park, a mixed-income community consisting of 132 market-rate apartments; ...
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
AGF Calls Securityholder Meetings to Approve Proposed Investment Objective Changes and Proposed Mergers
AGF Calls Securityholder Meetings to Approve Proposed Investment Objective Changes and Proposed Mergers
Wellesley Bank appoints William J. Cadigan President of Wellesley Investment Partners
Wellesley Bank and its subsidiary Wellesley Investment Partners, announced the appointment of William J. Cadigan as President of Wellesley Investment Partners, LLC . Cadigan brings thirty-five years of experience in investment management to WIP.
Goldman No.1 in Investment Bank Fees Driven by Rising M&A Share
For investment bankers, 2011 startedwith a shout and ended with a whimper -- causing fees to shootup in the first half, then fizzle at year's end. Early on, Dallas-based AT&T Inc. (T) and Frankfurt-basedDeutsche ...
Foreign Industrial Investment Is Reshaping America
Declinism may be all the rage in intellectual salons from Beijing to Barcelona and Boston, but decisions being made in corporate boardrooms suggest that the United States is emerging the world’s biggest winner. Long the world leader as a destination for overseas investment, the U.S. is extending its lead as the favored land of overseas capital.
Foreign Industrial Investment Is Reshaping America
The U.S. is extending its lead as the favored land of overseas capital.
Walter Investment Management Corp. Concludes Transformational Year With Significant New Business Additions and Strong ...
TAMPA, Fla., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Walter Investment Management Corp. (NYSE Amex: WAC) ("Walter Investment" or the "Company") today announced highlights and results for the ...
General Electric and Apollo Investment -- Strong Dividend Plays for a Hectic Market
NEW YORK, NY-- - With the Dow Jones Industrial Average surging in the early stages of 2012 and investors taking on more risk, dividend paying stocks have lagged the market this year. The SPDR S&P Dividend ...
Rosser Capital Partners Announces Investment in Barteca Holdings, LLC
GREENWICH, Conn., March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosser Capital Partners, a private investment firm focused on investing in restaurant, consumer and retail companies, today announced an investment in Barteca ...
Deutsche focuses on investment banking in reshuffle
By Philipp Halstrick FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) is shaking up its top management to give investment banking and emerging markets more prominence, and will oust risk officer Hugo Baenziger, ...
PZENA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, INC. ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY 29, 2012 ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT
New York, NY, March 7, 2012:  Pzena Investment Management, Inc. (NYSE: PZN - News) today reported its preliminary assets under management as of February 29, 2012.  AUM for month-end February 2012, month-end January ...
Chesapeake, KKR in Investment Pact
Chesapeake Energy Corp has teamed up with an investment firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. to invest in mineral and royalty interests in important U.S. oil and gas basins.
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Research and Markets: Investment Services - Global Outlook
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Investment Services - Global Outlook" report to their
Eagle Investment Systems Opens Beijing Representative Office
BEIJING and BOSTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Eagle Investment Systems LLC ("Eagle"), a leading provider of financial services technology and subsidiary of BNY Mellon, today announced the ...
Eagle Investment Systems Opens Beijing Representative Office
Eagle Investment Systems Opens Beijing Representative Office
Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust Acquires Office Property in Calgary, Alberta
TORONTO, ONTARIO-- - Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust announced it has acquired a 50% managing interest in Altius Centre located in Calgary, Alberta .The Property was acquired in a co-ownership with Kingsett Capital on behalf of its Canadian Real Estate Income Fund. CREIT is responsible for providing ...
Fidus Investment Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Financial Results
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Fidus Investment Corporation ("Fidus" or the "Company") today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011. Fidus provides ...
Instant View: China output, investment, retail sales growth slows
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's factory output slowed more than expected in the first two months of 2012 to grow just 11.4 percent from a year ago as cooling demand at home and abroad dragged production growth to its weakest in over 2-1/2 years. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast industrial production growth of 12.3 percent in January and February. Growth in fixed asset investment, which ...
CCID Consulting: Investment, Financing and M&A in China's Cultural Industry
In 2011, the integration of China’s cultural industry and financial industry expedited. The financial industry is now paying more attention to the cultural industry than ever before.
Varden Technologies and Merganser Strengthen Commitment to Investment Data Innovations
BOSTON, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For Client Reporting, Internal Reporting, and Data Integration - Merganser Capital Management and Varden Technologies celebrate their approaching decade-long relationship ...
Bartech Receives Investment to Further Fuel Growth
Michigan-based Bartech Group announced today it has received an investment from Sverica International to fund its ongoing strategic growth. Bartech, a leading professional services firm, specializes in the delivery of workforce solutions to global corporations.