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Merrill Lynch Wealth's investment chief Shalett leaves
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lisa Shalett, the chief investment officer for Merrill Lynch's retail brokerage force, left the company on Monday, the company said. Shalett, one of the highest-ranking women at Merrill, was recruited to the Bank of America-owned ...
Are There Benefits to Investment Clubs?
Investment clubs when a group of individuals pull their money and make investments together. They became very popular in the late 1990s when -- stock market took off but. Recently their popularity is on the decline investors are just too afraid of ...
Star Power Helps Play Recoup Investment
Hollywood has been good to Broadway this winter: The producers of the star-studded play "The Heiress" said Monday that it is on track to recoup its costs by the time it closes on Feb. 9, joining the new revival of "Glengarry Glen Ross," starring Al ...
Rompetrol Plans $200 Million Investment in New Romanian Stations
Rompetrol Group NV, Romania's second- biggest oil company, plans to invest about $200 million in the country as it seeks to expand its retail network around the Black Sea region by at least 50 percent. The Amsterdam-based company, which is wholly ...
TEXT-Fitch: 90+ arrears higher for Australian investment loans vs. owner mtgs
Feb 05 - Fitch Ratings says in a new report that severe delinquencies are higher for investment mortgages in Australia than owner-occupier mortgages. The 90+ day delinquency rates of Australian investment loans have on average been 1.16x higher than ...
Gruh Finance & Tube Investment CP:India Money Markets
Following is a table showing commercial paper reported by Companies. The data has been provided by LKP Securities Ltd., NVS Brokerage Ltd., SPA Securities Ltd & Trust Financial Consultancy Services. Date Security Mty Date Qty Rate Buyer Contributor ...
UPDATE 1-Brazil sweetens road concession terms to lure investment
Brazil needs investment of 24-26 pct of GDP- Mantega. * Says gov't to make infrastructure projects more attractive. By Roberta Vilas Boas. SAO PAULO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Brazil extended concession periods and improved financing conditions to lure private ...
Secondary Sources: Investment and Unemployment, Unintended ...
Secondary Sources: Investment and Unemployment, Unintended ...
ImpactSpace Tracks Impact Investment Deals
How do you track all the impact investing deals out there? How can investors see who is investing in what, the sectors that are hot–all the information you might get in something like CNNMoney's Term Sheet, which tracks what 's happening in mergers and ...
Fidus Investment to sell 1.5M shares
Evanston-based Fidus Investment Corp., which provides debt and equity financing to mid-sized companies, said it plans to sell 1.5 million shares priced at $17.60 apiece. The net proceeds of about $25 million will be used to invest in lower middle ...
Supporting girls in sports an investment in future
Thomas Ned Dishman/NBAE/Getty Images Jasmine Thomas took playing sports for granted until she got to Duke University. I grew up in an era where Title IX had been passed, established and extended. Therefore, playing sports was always something I took ...
US Treasury Unwinds Investment in Citigroup
"Today's transaction is part of our continuing efforts to wind down TARP's bank investment programs, which helped stabilize our economy during a severe financial panic and delivered a profit for taxpayers," said Assistant Secretary for Financial ...
Obama's 'Investment' Non-Strategy
Not long after President Obama proclaimed in his second inaugural that “an economic recovery has begun,” we learned that the U.S. economy actually shrank in the last quarter. Many economists believe this is a temporary setback. This recovery may be the ...
Samsung Ventures backs Cloudant with undisclosed investment
Cloudant gets backing from Samsung's investment arm to help push its database as a service into large enterprises. database book. Cloudant, the start up that puts its NoSQL database service on your choice of clouds, is getting an undisclosed investment ...
The Morning Briefing: African investment, development
“The Morning Briefing” is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about investment and development in Africa. 1.) Economic integration could shape 'different Africa' in next 50 years. Sub-Saharan Africa can ...
China Port Operators Step Up Overseas Investment
For years, extensive investment and development of China's port infrastructure have helped drive growth for these companies—led mainly by China Merchants Holdings (International) Co. Ltd. and the ports unit of shipping giant China Ocean Shipping ...
JPMorgan to Cut Investment Bank Pay 3%, Asset Managers Gain
JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM). paid investment bankers and traders about 3 percent less in 2012 as shaky economies in the U.S. and Europe put a damper on deals, said two people with knowledge of the firm's compensation. Portfolio managers and other ...
Intact Financial profit soars on investment gains
Feb 6 (Reuters) - Canadian property and casualty insurer Intact Financial Corp said fourth-quarter profit more than doubled, helped by higher investment gains. Intact, Canada's largest property and casualty insurer, earned C$181 million, or C$1.32 per ...
DBS Sees Higher Revenue From Investment Banking
SINGAPORE—Singapore's DBS Group Holdings Ltd. predicts higher revenue from its investment banking operations early this year would help offset lower margins on loans, which had put pressure on the bank's fourth-quarter results. The margin squeeze at ...
YouTube mulling $50 million investment in Vevo -- report
YouTube mulling $50 million investment in Vevo -- report. If YouTube drops that cash into Vevo, it will own less than 10 percent of the music video service. Don Reisinger. by Don Reisinger. February 6, 2013 7:40 AM PST. (Credit: Screenshot by Jonathan ...
Massachusetts state pension fund posts 13.9 percent investment gain for 2012
The Massachusetts state pension fund performed even better than a strong stock market and added nearly $5 billion to its assets in 2012, rebounding from flat investment results the previous year. The $51.9 billion pension fund posted a gain of 13.9 ...
Barclays to Fire 275 Investment-Banking Workers in New York
Barclays Plc's investment-banking business plans to eliminate 275 jobs at three New York City locations in May, according to a filing with state regulators. Reductions will occur May 15 and in the two weeks thereafter, the London-based firm said today ...
EU Investment Spending Seen Sacrificed in Clash Over Bloc Budget
A promised European Union investment budget to modernize the recession-hit economy is set to be scaled back in a bonfire of competing national demands. Spending on cross-border transport, energy and research projects was chopped in a first round of ...
Hemaraj Advances on $1.3 Billion Investment Plan: Bangkok Mover
“The increase in foreign direct investment will boost demand for Hemaraj's land,” Surachai Pramualcharoenkit, an analyst at Trinity Securities Co., wrote in a report today. “The rising number of manufacturers at its industrial parks will also boost ...
Cities defend investment in school safety in advance of Garland ISD's summit
The Garland school district is meeting with officials from its three cities Thursday to discuss school safety. The broad topic and unspecific agenda have municipal partners in Garland, Rowlett and Sachse citing both a sworn duty to protect students and ...
India Predicts Growth at Decade Low as Investment Slows
India forecast the weakest economic growth in a decade as subdued investment and elevated inflation add pressure on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to extend policy changes and revive his development agenda. Gross domestic product will rise 5 percent ...
JPMorgan Chase investment bankers were paid 3 percent less in 2012
JPMorgan paid bankers, traders 3% less in 2012 • NEW YORK — JPMorgan Chase paid investment bankers and traders about 3 percent less in 2012 as shaky economies in the U.S. and Europe put a damper on deals, said two people with knowledge of the ...
JobsOhio touts 2012 employment, investment data
John Kasich to guide investment expansion in the state — reported yesterday that if all the projects it is working to bring to Ohio pay off, the state would land more than 50,000 jobs carrying a total investment of $3.3 billion. “That's significant ...
Robert Shiller Destroys The Idea Of Investing In A Home
"So, why was it considered an investment? That was a fad. That was an idea that took hold in the early 2000's. And I don't expect it to come back. Not with the same force. So people might just decide, "Yeah, I'll diversify my portfolio. I'll live in a ...
Verizon Wireless says its 2012 investment in its New England network topped ...
Verizon Wireless says its 2012 investment in its New England network topped ...
Why Dividend Growth Is My Investment Strategy
There are 10 key things for me that make dividend growth investment my strategy. Capital preservation - Not losing any of my investment capital is my Rule No 1. If I have my money in a business that is paying increasing dividends, it is also likely ...
TransportarOnline raises angel investment from former DHL executive to grow in ...
TransportarOnline raises angel investment from former DHL executive to grow in ...
KKR Profit Rises 22% on Investment Gains
Improving markets lifted the fortunes of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts in the fourth quarter, as the investment firm reported a 22 percent rise in profit. K.K.R. said on Thursday that it earned $347.7 million for the quarter, as all of its businesses showed ...
Dundee's 'Wine by Joe' receives 'significant' cash investment from San ...
Dundee's 'Wine by Joe' receives 'significant' cash investment from San ...
WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF - The Perfect Investment To Play A ...
WisdomTree Japan Hedged Equity ETF - The Perfect Investment To Play A ...
Peru's Private Pension Funds Want Higher External Investment Limit
Peru's Private Pension Funds Want Higher External Investment Limit. Published February 07, 2013. Dow Jones Newswires. LIMA, Peru--Peru's private pension-fund managers would like to see the Central Reserve Bank of Peru be more aggressive in raising ...
Barclays Investment Bank Said to Defer Managing Director Bonuses
Barclays Plc will cap cash bonuses at 65,000 pounds ($102,000) for staff at its investment bank and defer awards for senior managers, according to a person with knowledge of the plans. For the London-based bank's 1,200 managing directors, bonuses for ...
American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (MTGE) Passes Through 14 ...
American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (MTGE) Passes Through 14 ...
Business school team wins investment challenge
A student team from Brandeis International Business School finished first at the New England Investment Challenge hosted by the Boston chapter of the CFA Institute on Wednesday, Feb. 6. The win earned the team a spot in the semifinals in Toronto next ...
RBA Cuts GDP, Inflation Outlook on Currency, Investment
The Reserve Bank of Australia reduced its economic growth and inflation forecasts as investment outside the mining industry remains elusive, the labor market softens and a high local currency contains prices. “The soft outlook over the next year or so ...
CCA to convert to real estate investment trust
The board of directors for Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America, the nation's largest operator of private prisons, has voted to convert the company to a real estate investment trust, or REIT, in 2013. By converting to a REIT structure ...
Top 5: Largest Pittsburgh-area investment services firms
The complete list of the largest Pittsburgh-area investment services firms is available to subscribers via the digital edition or on Page 16 of this week's print edition of the Business Times. Want more research like this? Check out the 2013 Book of ...
18.06% Dividend Payer Two Harbors Investment Will Pay A Big Special Too
Two Harbors Investment Corp. (TWO) is a REIT that specializes in investing in RMBS -- both Agency and Non-Agency and related investments. It is externally managed and advised by PRCM Advisers, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pine River Capital ...
Reeder: Illinois pension funds are raising their investment risks
I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want to put any of my retirement savings in this type of investment vehicle. But apparently the folks who oversee TRS and the other state pension funds think it's a perfectly fine place to assign their members ...
Upstart Labs secures investment backing for its startup incubator
Startup incubators are all the rage in the tech community, providing investment and mentorships to young companies in exchange for equity. Upstart, founded by alumni of the Portland social marketing firm StepChange Group, primarily offers services ...
Health tech's monthly checkup: investment nearly tripled in January
Investors put a total of $272 million into 47 deals in health tech last month, according to Startup Health. Our graphic shows some of the other investment highlights from January in health tech. ekg. photo: Shutterstock. Last year may have been a good ...
INVESTMENT FOCUS-Currency sparks rekindling volatility
"Investors are increasingly worried that government intervention in currency markets will be a feature of the investment landscape moving forward," Bank of America Merrill Lynch chief investment strategist Michael Harnett told clients. "At the very ...
Foreign direct investment in Colombia seen down in 2013-cenbank
BOGOTA | Fri Feb 8, 2013 1:32pm EST. BOGOTA Feb 8 (Reuters) - Colombia will attract slightly less foreign direct investment this year compared with about $15 billion in 2012, central bank chief Jose Dario Uribe said on Friday. Currencies · Bonds News ...
With stock markets expected to stay open, Boston investment firms carry on
With stock markets expected to stay open all day, Boston's downtown investment firms kept core investment staff in the office, while letting most others work from home. Pioneer Investments was closed for the day, except for “essential” staff, while ...
Javelin Mortgage Investment Corp Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider ...
Javelin Mortgage Investment Corp Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider ...