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How to measure investment risk
There are many ways to measure the risk of an ETF, mutual fund or an investment portfolio. Standard deviation is commonly used and not only measures risk but also can be used to estimate future returns. Standard deviation measures the dispersion of ...
Did Mamata-Hillary talk about foreign investment in retail? (West Bengal ...
Did Mamata-Hillary talk about foreign investment in retail? (West Bengal ...
Property investment to suffer
SPECIFIC measures in the federal budget will damage the growing level of foreign investment in Australia's commercial property sector, according to a key property group. The Trust Company, a leading property and infrastructure custodian, ...
China signs investment agreement with Japan, ROK
By Li Jiabao and Li Xiaokun (China Daily) A "milestone" investment agreement between China, Japan and the Republic of Korea was signed in Beijing on Sunday, after years of negotiations, while the leaders of the three nations announced that talks ...
Are Variable Annuities a Good Investment?
No other investment, they say, can protect investors as well and still give them the chance to earn something more than a nominal return on their investment. Ellie Lowder, a financial consultant based in Tucson, Ariz., says variable annuities are a ...
Reputation Is Staff Concern
On Friday, JP Morgan sent a memo to employees with advice on how to respond to questions from clients and customers about the mess in the New York company's Chief Investment Office. One strategy, according to a person who saw the memo: Stress the ...
Treasury's Massad: ResCap Bankruptcy Puts Taxpayers In Stronger Position To ...
Treasury's Massad: ResCap Bankruptcy Puts Taxpayers In Stronger Position To ...
China May Give Foreign Pension Funds New Investment Opportunities
Chinese authorities are mulling creating a new mechanism for foreign pension funds outside the country's main official investment program for international investors, according to people who have been briefed on the matter. Currently, foreign investors ...
NIB NORDIC INVESTMENT BANK : NIB finances new electricity metering system in ...
NIB NORDIC INVESTMENT BANK : NIB finances new electricity metering system in ...
Jefferson National Expands Lineup of Alternative Investment Options to More ...
Jefferson National Expands Lineup of Alternative Investment Options to More ...
SimCorp Paper Addresses Mitigating "Silo Effect" on Investment Management Firms
SimCorp, a leading provider of investment management software and services for the global financial services industry, today released a new paper, "The Silo Effect: Losing the Game with a Decoupled IT Strategy." Authored by independent consultants and ...
Optimism for Global Markets on the Rise: Investors Approaching Global ...
Optimism for Global Markets on the Rise: Investors Approaching Global ...
Hancock Agricultural Investment Group Names Paul Joerger Head Of Asset Management
BOSTON, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Paul Joerger, AFM, has been named Vice President and Director of Asset Management for the Hancock Agricultural Investment Group (HAIG). Mr. Joerger, whose appointment is effective immediately, ...
First Metro Investment's Income up 127% in the First Quarter of 2012
Manila, May 14, 2012 (ACN Newswire via COMTEX) -- First Metro Investment Corporation realized a consolidated net income of P979.0 million in the first quarter of 2012. This is 127.0% more than the P431.0 million profit posted during the same period ...
JPMorgan investment chief Ina Drew to retire
JPMorgan Chase announced Monday that chief investment officer Ina Drew would retire, the first of what may be several departures since the megabank's surprising $2 billion loss. The fallout from JPMorgan's losses reverberated in business and political ...
Apartment Investment and Management Company Launches National Week of Service ...
Apartment Investment and Management Company Launches National Week of Service ...
Investment Veteran Robert Finn Launches WEG | WEST, a New Industry Paragon for ...
Investment Veteran Robert Finn Launches WEG | WEST, a New Industry Paragon for ...
Largest S. Korea Fund to Seek More Investment Quota in China
China had approved a combined $26 billion of investment quotas for 141 QFIIs as of May 8. The Bank of Korea, the nation's central bank, said in March it received permission to invest $300 million in China, while Korea Investment Corp., the sovereign ...
TIAA-CREF raises $2 bln for agriculture investment
By Amy Or (Updates with areas of investment in the second paragraph, comment by executive in the 10th paragraph and research on return in the 11th.) NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- TIAA-CREF has finished reaping funds for its agricultural investment company, ...
European debt crisis risk hampering credit, investment, growth in the United ...
European debt crisis risk hampering credit, investment, growth in the United ...
JPMorgan's Zames Shakes Up Investment Office Afer Loss
s Matt Zames, newly appointed to lead the bank's chief investment office after the unit suffered a $2 billion loss, shook up leadership and announced a “renewed focus” on hedging risks. Zames named new finance and risk chiefs and wrote in a staff memo ...
Obama Ad Targets a Bain Investment
In reply, the Romney campaign released a one-minute Web video highlighting a 1994 Bain investment in Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Steel Dynamics, which now employs more than 6000 workers. President Obama released a campaign ad featuring doleful stories from ...
China Foreign Investment Falls Again
BEIJING—Foreign direct investment into China fell for the sixth straight month in April, the latest sign of trouble for the world's second-largest economy. At the same time, "other developing countries have strengthened preferential policies to ...
Care Investment Trust Inc. Announces First Quarter 2012 Results
NEW YORK, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Care Investment Trust Inc. (otcqx:CVTR) ("Care" or the "Company"), a real estate investment and finance company that invests in healthcare-related real estate, today reported financial results for its ...
EU Investment Bank Seeks More Capital as Leaders Tilt to Growth
Werner Hoyer, head of the European Investment Bank, said a refusal by governments to provide the extra funds would force the bank to scale back lending as the economy skirts recession. “With the EIB's current level of capitalization, we have no choice ...
Hatteras Funds Expands Investment Management Team
RALEIGH, NC, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Hatteras Funds ("Hatteras"), a boutique alternative investment specialist providing unique alternative investment solutions for financial advisors and their clients, announced that Thomas Riegert, ...
National Democrats increase investment in Wisconsin recall
Democrats up their Wisconsin investment, Mitt Romney sees an Obama-Clinton feud, George W. Bush endorses and polls shed some light on gay marriage in swing states. Make sure to sign up to get “Afternoon Fix” in your e-mail inbox every day by 5 (ish) pm ...
JPMorgan may seek return of stock awards from investment manager who oversaw ...
JPMorgan may seek return of stock awards from investment manager who oversaw ...
Direxion Announces Changes to Principal Investment Strategy of Three ...
Direxion Announces Changes to Principal Investment Strategy of Three ...
New era of US-Colombia trade and investment begins
While much of the attention on the newly minted trade pact has been focused on exports and imports, what piques Mustad's interest are new investment opportunities in Colombia. And that's just fine with Colombians. At an event in Miami Tuesday — the ...
Warren Buffett's company reports several investment moves, including new GM ...
Warren Buffett's company reports several investment moves, including new GM ...
EUROCASTLE INVESTMENT LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES Interim Management Statement as ...
EUROCASTLE INVESTMENT LIMITED AND SUBSIDIARIES Interim Management Statement as ...
JPMorgan investment unit played by different high-risk rules
However, the Chief Investment Office, the unit responsible for the high-profile loss that JPMorgan disclosed last Thursday, had a separate VaR system. It used a less stringent calculation that gave a lower risk assessment of its trades, according to ...
Discount Investment, Scailex Drop as Wireless Unit Shares Plunge
Discount Investment Corp. (DISI) and Scailex Corp. Ltd., the owners of Israel's two largest mobile-service providers, fell as their wireless units plunged amid competition concerns. Discount Investment shares tumbled 17 percent to 11.95 shekels at 1:02 ...
The Turkish Investment Fund, Inc. Announces Tender Offer, Information ...
The Turkish Investment Fund, Inc. Announces Tender Offer, Information ...
Uganda's planned investment more than triples Q1 2012
Investments worth $806 mln in Q1 vs $223.3 mln in Q4, 2011 * Uganda poised to be top-50 crude producer * Country suffers frequent power outages By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA, May 16 (Reuters) - Uganda's planned investment more than tripled in the first ...
Barclays Expands Its Wealth And Investment Management Team In New York
NEW YORK, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Barclays announced today that it has hired four Investment Representatives who will be based in New York in the Wealth and Investment Management division. The new hires will report to Mark Stevenson, ...
Franklin Square Closes FS Investment Corporation to New Investors
PHILADELPHIA, May 16, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Franklin Square Capital Partners ("Franklin Square"), a leading sponsor of alternative investment products designed for the investing public, today announced that FS Investment Corporation ("FSIC") ...
Gladstone Investment Corporation Announces Earnings Call and Webcast Information
By Gladstone Investment Corporation By phone -- Please call (800) 860-2442 If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on the website www.gladstoneinvestment.com. Gladstone Investment Corporation is a publicly ...
Apartment Investment and Management Company Completes Public Offering of ...
Apartment Investment and Management Company Completes Public Offering of ...
Is Facebook a good investment?
How does Facebook stack up as an investment? A number of stock analysts are predicting a bright future for the social networking giant, but they also warn of significant risks along the way. By BRANDON BAILEY AND PATRICK MAY; San Jose Mercury News SAN ...
Buffett's firm's investment gives GM stock a boost
By Nathan Bomey The investment by Warren Buffett's investment company in General Motors gave the automaker's stock at least a short-term bump. Omaha, Neb.-based Berkshire Hathaway's purchase of 10 million shares for $256.6 million, revealed in a US ...
Rakuten Leads Investment in Pinterest
TOKYO, May 17, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Rakuten (jasdaq:4755), one of the world's largest online marketplaces, today announced that it is leading a $100M investment in Pinterest, with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, ...
Mining Industry Investment in Renewable Energy Will Reach Almost $20 Billion ...
Mining Industry Investment in Renewable Energy Will Reach Almost $20 Billion ...
The 3rd National EB-5 Investment Boot Camp in San Francisco Announced
Artisan Business Group announces the 3rd National EB-5 Investment Boot Camp in San Francisco July 19, 2012. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 Commercial real estate developers have successfully utilized the EB-5 program to finance major ...
BNY Mellon to Provide Investment Services to AdvisorShares Global Echo ETF
NEW YORK, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has been selected by AdvisorShares to provide exchange-traded-fund (ETF) services, custody, fund accounting and fund ...
Paul Vasilopoulos Joins Oppenheimer's Investment Banking Group As Managing ...
Paul Vasilopoulos Joins Oppenheimer's Investment Banking Group As Managing ...
Brazil Petrobras Expects 2012-16 Investment Plan By August -CFO
BR), or Petrobras, expects to release its 2012-16 investment plan by August, Chief Financial Officer Almir Barbassa said Thursday. Speaking to analysts during a conference call to discuss the company's first-quarter earnings, Barbassa said that "we ...
Albania Seeks Private Investment in Low-Carbon Energy Projects
The projects financed by public funds and private investment total about 900 megawatts, according to Bozdo. Albania, which applied for European Union membership in 2009, is discussing a goal of getting 39 percent of its energy from clean power by 2020 ...
Stern Advice: How to vet that investment adviser
By Linda Stern | WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Securities and Exchange Commission is taking its own sweet time coming up with a rule that would make all investment advisers put their clients' interest first. Almost a year and a half after saying it was ...