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Lloyd's of London Says Yields Constrained Investment Returns
Lloyd's of London, the world's oldest insurance market, said low yields on corporate bonds eroded equity investment gains in the first quarter. Lloyd's investments returned 49 million pounds ($79 million) in the period, the market said in a statement ...
Christchurch Investment Management Fined For Client Money Breaches
LONDON (Dow Jones)--The UK's Financial Services Authority said Tuesday it fined financial planning and portfolio management firm Christchurch Investment Management Ltd. (Christchurch) GBP26,600, and its compliance officer David Thornberry GBP11,550, ...
Western Asset Investment Grade Defined Opportunity Trust Inc. as of March 31, 2012
NEW YORK, May 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Western Asset Investment Grade Defined Opportunity Trust Inc. (NYSE:IGI) announces its portfolio composition as of March 31, 2012. Investment Objectives: The Fund's primary investment objective is to provide ...
More Investment Ahead for US Manufacturers
This uptick in profit levels bodes well for investment spending as companies put their cash to work in the coming months,” said Misthal. Indeed, increased capital spending was projected by 82% of the manufacturers, driven by new product or service ...
Chesapeake CEO McClendon To Give Up Chairmanship, End Well Investment Program ...
Chesapeake CEO McClendon To Give Up Chairmanship, End Well Investment Program ...
Memories are a durable investment
Marron uses the example of encountering an ocelot in the wild to illustrate that experiences, while often short-lived and occasionally a hassle, are a lasting investment because of the memories they make. A recurring theme of recent happiness research ...
Australia Investment Spending Rises on Darwin LNG, Deloitte Says
Australia's business investment rose in the first quarter, led by liquefied natural gas projects in Western Australia and Darwin as concerns about cost inflation increase, a Deloitte Access Economics report showed. Projects valued at A$450.2 billion ...
Taurus Investment Holdings, Boston
Allison Walk was hired as a senior vice president at the Boston headquarters of Taurus Investment Holdings, LLC, an asset management firm. About the Who's what, where Your guide to personnel changes in Massachusets. Does your company have a new hire ...
SBA Seeks Applications from Investment Fund Managers For Its New Early Stage ...
SBA Seeks Applications from Investment Fund Managers For Its New Early Stage ...
Peoplefluent Makes Leadership Investment in Socialtext
With this strategic investment, Peoplefluent, a Bedford Funding portfolio company, is dramatically reshaping the impact and value of Talent Management within organizations. The combined technologies of Peoplefluent and Socialtext deliver powerful ...
Citi's Johnston to Spearhead USCIB's Trade and Investment Work
The committee coordinates business advocacy among USCIB's hundreds of member companies, advises the US government on key trade and investment matters, and drives broader international support for open markets. "We are very excited that Rick Johnston ...
Virtus Investment Partners Announces Financial Results For the First Quarter ...
Virtus Investment Partners Announces Financial Results For the First Quarter ...
Bank of America planning investment banking cuts
BofA plans to cut 300 investment banking jobs-sources * Second phase of efficiency program expected to cut fewer jobs * Investment banking key source of profits for bank By Rick Rothacker May 1 (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp is planning to cut about ...
The China Skeptic Releases Investment Report: "Seven Troubling China Trends"
Seven Troubling China Trends is a special 45-page investment report that ties all of these fragments together in a compelling story backed by hard facts, expert opinion and on-the-ground research. This special report goes well beyond the "soft landing" ...
Intrepid Investment Bankers LLC Advises Newport Medical Instruments, Inc. in ...
Intrepid Investment Bankers LLC Advises Newport Medical Instruments, Inc. in ...
UBS Profit Drops 54% on Investment Bank, Debt Charge
UBS is shrinking its investment bank by almost half to focus more on business with wealthy customers. UBS rose 4.9 percent to 11.88 francs by 12:55 pm, the biggest gain since Jan. 19. The stock's 6.3 percent advance this year compares with a 2.8 ...
StanChart Operating Profit Up; To Raise Investment
However, the lender re-affirmed its full-year targets of double-digit growth and pledged to boost investment as it seeks to lure customers and improve services. The extra money will be spent on propping up infrastructure and building more branches, ...
Odyssey Investment Partners Portfolio Company BarrierSafe Solutions ...
Odyssey Investment Partners Portfolio Company BarrierSafe Solutions ...
Investment Program Association Survey Reveals Dramatic Shift in Investor ...
Investment Program Association Survey Reveals Dramatic Shift in Investor ...
Latvia Credit Rating Raised to Investment Grade by S&P on Budget
Latvia's credit rating was raised to investment grade by Standard & Poor's for the first time since 2009 because of the Baltic nation's efforts to narrow its budget deficit. S&P increased its assessment one step to BBB-, the lowest investment grade, ...
Calix to Webcast Two Investment Conference Presentations in May
PETALUMA, CA - May 2, 2012 - Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) today announced that will webcast its presentations at two investment conferences in May: -- Jefferies Global Technology, Media & Telecom Conference Location: New York, NY Date/Time: May 7, ...
Nationwide Expands Variable Life and Annuity Investment Lineup
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Nationwide Financial Services, Inc. today announced several enhancements to the investment lineup for its variable annuity and variable life insurance products, including 15 new fund options to provide ...
Russia needs more foreign investment: Putin
Moscow, May 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia needs to bolster the positive trend of foreign direct investment growth in Russia, Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin said Wednesday. "In 2011, over $52 billion worth of direct investment came to ...
Two Harbors Investment Corp. Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results
WS) , a real estate investment trust that invests in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), residential mortgage loans, residential real properties and other financial assets, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31 ...
PennantPark Investment Corporation Announces Financial Results for the Quarter ...
PennantPark Investment Corporation Announces Financial Results for the Quarter ...
Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet ...
Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet ...
CreXus Investment Corp. Reports Results for the 1st Quarter 2012
NEW YORK, May 02, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- CreXus Investment Corp. (NYSE:CXS) , today reported GAAP net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 of $16.1 million or $0.21 per average share, as compared to $4.6 million or $0.23 per average share for ...
Is falloff in business investment a mirage?
By Tim Mullaney, USA TODAY Just when economists thought it might be safe to stop worrying about consumer spending, now business investment has them puzzled. A $20 bill matched up with the north side of the White House. A $20 bill matched up with the ...
Societe Generale profit down on investment banking
The bank that gained notoriety as the victim of convicted fraudster Jerome Kerviel says profit from corporate and investment banking, its largest division, slumped 40.6 percent in the quarter as the bank took losses disposing of (EURO)4.9 billion ...
Kuwait Plans to Amend Foreign Investment Law, Bureau Says
Kuwait intends to modify its foreign direct investment law this year as the Persian Gulf oil producer embarks on a $111 billion plan to modernize its economy, a government official said. “Foreign investors coming to Kuwait find obtaining necessary ...
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust Announces 14% Gain in Operating FFO for ...
RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust Announces 14% Gain in Operating FFO for ...
Fortress Investment trims loss
By Mia Lamar Fortress Investment Group LLC (NYSE:FIG) sharply narrowed its loss in the first quarter as a reorganization in how it pays its managers helped put the private-equity and hedge fund manager on a stronger footing. While noting the expiration ...
LifeStreet Media Announces $66 Million Investment From Nautic Partners
SAN CARLOS, Calif., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- LifeStreet Media, whose RevJet technology platform maximizes revenue across digital user experiences, today announced that Nautic Partners has made a $66 million equity investment in the ...
Top-Heavy Investment by Soccer Clubs in China
SHANGHAI — The classrooms at Shanghai Shenhua's training complex in the Pudong district were full of dust but empty of students and desks. There were no talented young soccer prospects studying in between practices. The only people negotiating their ...
BMO Economics: Resource Investment Supporting Quebec Economy
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, May 03, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- While fiscal restraint and a strong Canadian dollar will continue to weigh on the Quebec economy, investment activity, particularly in the resource sector, should lend support, according to the ...
Angels' investment in Jered Weaver paying off with no-hitter
By JOE RESNICK | AP Signed to a five-year, $85 million contract extension last August, the 29-year-old right-hander pitched his first no-hitter Wednesday night, dominating lowly Minnesota in a 9-0 cakewalk. All the Twins could muster against the ...
AIG Profit Rises on Investment Gains, Fewer Catastrophe Losses
Operating income, which excludes some investment results, was $1.65 a share, beating the $1.13 average estimate of 18 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Chief Executive Officer Robert Benmosche, 67, has presided over a 47 percent surge in AIG's share ...
The Return of Investment Policy -- The US Is Back in the Game
Foreign investment policy hasn't been the main focus of the US government in recent years. However, this may begin to change and industry leaders should not stay behind. Inconsistent and fragmented US government decisions have made it difficult for ...
Fidus Investment Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.36 Per Share ...
Fidus Investment Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.36 Per Share ...
BUYOUTS-CalPERS investment in Carlyle nearly triples in value
By adding these distributions to the $284.1 million current public value of CalPERS's shares, CalPERS nets a combined, nominal value for its investment of $509.2 million. That figure represents a cash-on-cash multiple over its initial $175 million ...
Calumet Farm sold for $36 million to investment group that will keep ...
Calumet Farm sold for $36 million to investment group that will keep ...
Apartment Investment Swings To Modest 1Q Profit; Lifts 2012 FFO View
Apartment Investment & Management Co. (AIV) swung to a modest first-quarter profit as the real-estate investment trust benefited from a strong rental market. For the year, the company raised its per-share adjusted funds from operations estimate to ...
US direct investment in India wanes
After a two-year drop in global foreign investment in India, inflows picked up in 2011, rising 38 percent from the previous year but US inflow to India has fallen more than 50 percent since 2009. Read related article. Source: India's Ministry of ...
Mercuria hires Goldman commodities investment executive: source
N) former co-head of commodities investment, Shameek Konar, to help manage its global portfolio of energy assets, a source familiar with the firm said on Thursday. Konar, who joined Goldman Sachs two years ago from Constellation Energy, ...
Investment Professionals Aim to Restore Trust at CFA Institute Annual Conference
NEW YORK, May 04, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Investment professionals from around the world will converge at McCormick Place in Chicago next week for the 65th CFA Institute Annual Conference, to explore the risks, opportunities and challenges facing the ...
BP-Led Shah Deniz 2 Gas Project Needs $50 Billion Investment
The BP Plc-led Shah Deniz 2 natural- gas project will require as much as $50 billion in investment to open up a new supply route to Europe across Turkey, according to Azerbaijan's state energy company. “In a project like this, we have to invest $25 ...
Regulating investment advisors will benefit industry: SEBI
Place: Mumbai | Agency: PTI The proposed regulation of investment advisors will benefit the industry once enforced, a senior SEBI official said here today. "Once the regulation of investment advisors comes into effect, the industry will benefit," ...
Brazil's Andre Esteves BTG Investment Firm To Create $1B Private Equity Africa ...
Brazil's Andre Esteves BTG Investment Firm To Create $1B Private Equity Africa ...
Climate change ahead for seasonal investment flows
Then again, rules are there to be broken and there's just a hint of a change in seasonal investment climate this year. Going against what have become identified as negative seasonal money flows is never terribly attractive for investors and there are ...
Updates on DC United investment search and new stadium initiative
By Steven Goff DC United has yet to announce a pact with new investors or unveil a new stadium plan, but reading between the lines of what club president Kevin Payne tells me, there seems to be progress on both fronts. “We've told the District ...