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Magnitude Latest to Redeem Investment in SAC
Blackstone already has submitted a notice to redeem about $295 million in money invested in SAC Capital through of its investment funds. Blackstone is also expected to submit redemption notices for most of the remaining $255 million it manages for ...
The Hedge-Fund Investment Puzzle
That's one poorly understood aspect of hedge-fund investing. Another is the widely reported "average hedge fund" performance number. The only common feature of all hedge funds is a specific pooled-investment legal format. They pursue different ...
ASCO Investment Ideas
The American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting kicks off today. The scientific conference is the premier place for oncology companies to present data on their cancer drugs. Here are a couple of investment ideas for cancer stocks to watch ...
Japan pledges $32 billion aid for Africa to boost investment
Japan's direct investment in Africa was $460 million in 2011, compared with China's $3.17 billion, according to the Japan External Trade Organization and China's government data. Some 50 African leaders gathered for the three-day conference held in ...
Japan to transform Africa aid into investment
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told leaders and delegates from 50 African nations while opening a conference in Yokohama on Saturday that Japan intended to "revolutionize" its investment in Africa by focusing on private-sector investment in ...
How BAE Systems Measures up as a GARP Investment
LONDON -- A popular way to dig out reasonably priced stocks with robust growth potential is through the "Growth at a Reasonable Price", or GARP, strategy. This theory uses the price-to-earnings to growth (PEG) ratio to show how a share's price weighs ...
It's time for state lawmakers to stimulate private investment
There's a chicken-and-egg aspect to the debate over how to stimulate angel and venture capital in Wisconsin, best captured by the question: What comes first, the strong company deals or the investors with dollars to support them? Two recent reports ...
Smithfield Foods deal causes stir over Chinese investment in US
Though Smithfield Foods' potential acquisition by Chinese pork giant Shuanghui International has quickly drawn political outcry, the deal could signal a trend of Chinese expansion into the U.S. consumer goods market. If approved by Smithfield ...
RI Treasurer candidate Frank Caprio says pension investment fees have more ...
RI Treasurer candidate Frank Caprio says pension investment fees have more ...
Echo to Take on Packer With A$1 Billion Sydney Casino Investment
Echo's plan requires investment of more than A$1 billion, Chief Executive Officer John Redmond said in a TV interview today on Channel Nine's “Financial Review Sunday.” “I have nothing against Crown or nothing against James Packer,” he said. “This is ...
Stewart Information Services Corporation to Present at Stephens Spring 2013 ...
Stewart Information Services Corporation to Present at Stephens Spring 2013 ...
Equity investment program can help you buy that house
Pension funds, endowment portfolios and the like don't typically invest in residential real estate, which is the world's largest asset class. But given their long-term horizons, housing is considered a natural fit. And now there's a new investment ...
WEF Meets in Myanmar as Investment Falls Short
Interest in Myanmar's investment potential has reached feverish levels over the past year as reforms there have intensified, but reality is struggling to live up to expectations as business and political leaders descend on the country this week for the ...
10 Companies With Sustainable Competitive Advantages For Long-Term ...
10 Companies With Sustainable Competitive Advantages For Long-Term ...
Western Potash Corp. Receives Strategic Investment from China BlueChemical ...
Western Potash Corp. Receives Strategic Investment from China BlueChemical ...
What Are You Afraid Of?
If you choose a closed-end fund trading at a discount to its net asset value, you might also get some capital appreciation, says Maury Fertig, chief investment officer at Relative Value Partners LLC, Northbrook, Ill. Mr. Fertig suggests Nuveen Equity ...
Investment Trends Money manager says every good company not best investment
Even in this slowly healing economy, Milwaukee money manager Luke Sims does not invest in every good company he comes across. Sims says he believes stocks should perform well during the next five to 10 years. "Reasonable multiples, a gradually ...
INVESTMENT FOCUS-Sell emerging markets in May, and maybe June and July ...
INVESTMENT FOCUS-Sell emerging markets in May, and maybe June and July ...
Kenya: A Somali Reconstruction and Investment Conference Opens in Nairobi
The Somali Reconstruction and Investment Conference is opening in Nairobi on Tuesday. It will be the first private sector led meeting on investing in Somalia, and will bring together policymakers and development organisations to focus on fostering ...
TABLE-China grants $681 mln in new foreign investment quotas in May
9/11/2008 200 66 Shell Asset Management Company B.V. 9/12/2008 0 67 T. Rowe Price International, Inc. 9/12/2008 110 68 Credit Suisse AG 10/14/2008 300 69 UOB Asset Management Ltd 11/28/2008 50 70 ABU Dhabi Investment Authority 12/3/2008 ...
Guess Who's Bullish on Europe? China's New Investment Play
A new wave of Chinese investment is rolling across the world, and Europe is where much of it's washing up. Over the past couple of years, Chinese groups have been snapping up an assortment of manufacturing companies and consumer brands, from forklift ...
Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners Takes Stake in MCI
Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners' Winch Capital 2 fund has taken a stake in MCI, an international congress and event management company. MCI is a professional congress organizer. PRESS RELEASE. Edmond de Rothschild Investment ...
Dangote Lays Foundation for Jigawa Investment
Dutse — The much publicized first Jigawa State Investment and Economic summit which ended on Friday brought to the fore issues that clog investment drive in Africa. One of them is refusal of Africans to invest in Africa. The venue of the event which ...
7 Big Investment Advantages To Owning Your Own Home
Despite the numerous risks of investing through home ownership – and acknowledging that it's neither a slam dunk nor appropriate for everyone – I advocate long-term home ownership as an investment for a host of important reasons. No other investment ...
MOVES-JP Morgan Private Bank, ING Investment Management, Barnett ...
MOVES-JP Morgan Private Bank, ING Investment Management, Barnett ...
Charlotte investment firm buys master developer of Kiawah Island
A Charlotte real estate investment firm has bought out the longtime developer of Kiawah Island, giving it control of future development in one of the Carolinas' premier luxury resort destinations. South Street Partners, a boutique investment and ...
UPDATE 1-Mexico's Cemex plans $100 mln investment in Egypt
The Monterrey-based company said "a sizable percentage" of the investment will be used to increase its capacity to use coal, pet coke, and other alternative fuels at its Assiut cement plant. Overall, the spending plan aims to boost housing, commercial ...
Newcastle Investment Declares Fresh Set of Dividends
Newcastle Investment (NYSE: NCT ) shareholders will find a little less money in their pockets following a reduction in the company's common stock dividend. A fresh quarterly payout of $0.17 per share will be handed out on July 31 to shareholders of ...
Report: college is still a good investment
A college degree remains a good investment even as the amount of debt California students take on has increased sharply, a nonprofit group that analyzes public policy concluded in a report released Monday. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of ...
Vodafone bumps 4G investment ahead of UK launch in 'late summer'
Vodafone is upping its investment in its U.K. next-generation 4G LTE network by 50 percent ahead of a launch later this year. The London-based cellular network giant — with brands spanning the U.K., wider Europe, and Australia — said on Monday [PDF] ...
Winners and losers in China's shift from investment to consumption
China is pursuing a tectonic shift: It's trying to rebalance its economy from an investment-driven model to a consumption-driven one. But that shift might subject multiple industries around the world to profound changes, a China scholar says in an ...
MOVES-ING Investment Management, Sberbank, City Financial, Coutts
The corporate and investment banking business of Sberbank appointed Francois Mantion as head of commodity trading, managing director and Raymond Bird as head of strategic equity financing, global markets trading, managing director. Mantion joins from ...
Innovation And Investment Dollars Turn To A New Region: The Midwest
It may seem as if entrepreneurship and venture capital are exclusively tied to the east and west coasts. In many cases this is true. A recent report derived by SSTI from PricewaterhouseCoopers Moneytree Survey Data shows that California attracted 53 ...
Chinese Investment in Myanmar Falls Sharply
Chinese investment in Myanmar has fallen sharply over the past year amid strained relations, even as interest from other foreign investors in the Southeast Asian has surged. The drop comes as China is wrapping up construction of its last large-scale ...
Gleacher to Shut Its Investment Bank
Gleacher & Company, the troubled boutique bank, said on Tuesday that it was shutting down its investment banking business and that it had named a restructuring expert as its chief executive. The hiring of Christopher J. Kearns of the Capstone Advisory ...
Goldman's Midwest Investment Banking Chair to Retire
Brown, 67, helped lead Goldman's public finance business, first in California and later in Chicago, according to a memorandum to employees that was co-signed by investment banking heads Richard Gnodde, David Solomon and John Weinberg. She joined ...
Bill Gates leads $35 million investment in research network
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is leading a $35 million investment in ResearchGate, a Berlin-based network for scientists that ties into his interest in fighting disease. ResearchGate allows researchers around the world to ...
The Hurdles to Reviving an Investment Bank Partnership
Goldman Sachs's initial public offering in 1999 seemed to hammer a nail in the coffin for the partnership model in investment banking. Now, the activist investment firm Knight Vinke is suggesting that UBS could adopt something like a partnership ...
Separating Investment Advice From Financial Pornography
As the market continues its bull run to record highs, investors are inundated with advice. Most of it focuses on whether they should buy stocks and participate in the upside, or "take their profits off the table" to avoid what some believe is an ...
China plans to cut red tape to boost foreign investment: paper
Foreign direct investment in China slowed in 2012 but then reversed the decline in the first quarter of 2013 as confidence improved. China drew $38.3 billion in foreign direct investment in the first four months of 2013, up 1.21 percent from the same ...
Volvo Chairman Sees Need for Investment
CHENGDU, China—Volvo Car Group Chairman Li Shufu said Wednesday the company will need to invest in the future to turn the Swedish brand around. "Volvo Car is at a stage where we need to pay attention to profitability but at same time we need to ...
Bloomberg Launches Bloomberg Beta, A $75 Million Early-Stage Investment ...
Bloomberg Launches Bloomberg Beta, A $75 Million Early-Stage Investment ...
Investment Missing Forecast Means Poloz Keeps Rates Low
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz will have to consider keeping interest rates low for longer because business investment won't lead economic growth the way his predecessor Mark Carney predicted. Poloz, who took over the country's central bank ...
Centum of Kenya Annual Profit Jumps as Investment Income Triples
Centum Investment Co. said full-year profit more than doubled as investment income at the Kenyan company surged. Net income at Kenya's largest publicly traded investment group jumped to 2.51 billion shillings ($29 million) in the 12 months through ...
Abe Vows to Spur Investment in Japan Power to 30 Tln Yen
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to spur investment in the nation's electricity industry to about 30 trillion yen ($299 billion) in the next decade as he seeks to revive the world's third-biggest economy. Investment in wind, geothermal and ...
UK Regulator Fines Sesame $9 Million for Bad Investment Advice
The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority fined Sesame Ltd., an investment firm, 6 million pounds ($9 million) for failing to ensure customers got suitable advice. Sesame advised 426 customers over four years to invest 6.1 million pounds with Keydata ...
Bogle: High Investment Costs Destroy `Magic Of Compounding Returns'
In 1949 Jack Bogle was a Princeton student working a summer job as a runner at a Philadelphia brokerage firm when an older runner took him aside and said, “Bogle, I want to give you the best stock market advice that you ever had in your life: Nobody ...
Toledo, Ohio: Chinese Investment Wanted
Mayor Michael Bell hopes Chinese investment will help revive his blue-collar city. He helped broker a deal to sell a chunk of Toledo's waterfront to Chinese investors. Host Michel Martin and Mayor Bell discuss investments with China and what he thinks ...
3 Health Care Investment Ideas for June
If you heeded the old adage to "sell in May and go away" this year, you're probably second-guessing your decision now. The major indexes climbed during May -- and health-care stocks as a group performed even better. With share prices of so many ...
Narrative Science goes beyond 'robot journalism' with CIA investment
That's because it has developed artificial intelligence and communications tech that can turn structured data-sets into prose. The company is known for its ability to automate sports and finance content. But Narrative Science's algorithms may have ...