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The End of Investment Banks
Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS ) and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS ) announced their intent to become bank holding companies on Sept. 21, 2008, in a last-ditch effort to draw on Federal Reserve funds and avoid financial oblivion. The two venerable investment ...
Investment Trends Dodge & Cox funds good for long term
After more than 40 years in the investment business, Milwaukee money manager Tim Bultman is certain he knows what's most important: not losing money. Young people with years of earnings power in front of them might have a difficult time understanding, ...
Revitalization not attracting private investment
Called a potential game changer for its ability to attract private development to a long-blighted area, Augusta's Laney-Walker and Bethlehem redevelopment project hasn't attracted anything close to its promise of a 10-to-1 ratio of private and public ...
Report: China's Wanda Group Wants Hollywood Partner For Grand Investment ...
Report: China's Wanda Group Wants Hollywood Partner For Grand Investment ...
American Express Offers Incentives for Tech Investment
Investment in your business, particularly in new technology, can be critical for growth. Recent data indicates capital expenditures — buying needed business assets that will see more than a year of use — have dropped 35 percent since 2007 ...
Private Investment In Green Roofs, Roadside Plantings, And Parks, Oh My!
Stormwater runoff is one of the main causes of urban waterway pollution nationwide. This runoff collects everything from trash to pet waste to antifreeze and motor oil. Why should we care? These and other highly toxic pollutants eventually make their ...
Is business investment gap stalling recovery?
So aluminum giant Alcoa did what it had to: It slashed capital investment, to $1.6 billion in 2009 from $3.4 billion a year earlier. It never came back. With prices still low, Alcoa's yearly investment is now $1.3 billion and falling, concentrated in a ...
Investment Market Share Still a Struggle for CUs
Credit union-affiliated households hold one-half of all personal financial assets in the U.S., and the industry has a reputation for being a trusted financial services provider. With those advantages, one would think investment market share has ...
JPMorgan Joins Gates Foundation, Drugmakers in Investment Fund
JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation formed an investment fund that will back late-stage development of technologies to fight killer diseases in low-income countries. The Canadian and German governments and the Children's ...
UK Investment Firm New Sparta Acquires Icon Film Distribution
Icon U.K. Group CEO Aviv Giladi and Jerome Booth, the founder of New Sparta said Monday that Booth's investment company has bought the operation in association with a management team led by IFD CEO Ian Dawson and the distribution label's COO ...
Italy court to seize solar farms of Suntech's investment fund
Sept 23 | Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:46am EDT. Sept 23 (Reuters) - China's Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd said an Italian court has ruled to seize some solar farms constructed by investees of Global Solar Fund (GSF) controlled by Suntech, accusing GSF of ...
Terrorism and revolution have already chilled investment in North Africa
Over the weekend, images of a terrorist attack on Nairobi's Westgate Mall were beamed out to the world, horrifying viewers hour by hour as the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab picked off some shoppers and took others hostage. It was shocking and brutal, ...
Financing Investment Properties
Financing investment properties needs a close look as investors again venture into the market in increasing numbers. As always, cash flow is king. However, how much cash flow you have is highly affected by how you go about financing investment ...
Study: investment consultants' advice basically bunk
So what's a billion dollars' worth of professional investment advice actually worth? Turns out not much, the Financial Times reports Monday. A new study shows that pension funds and other large investments that rely on advice from investment ...
Betaworks embraces crowdfunding with syndicate seed investment
In the wake of the lifting of the general solicitation ban, Betaworks has officially announced a syndicate seed investment program for Openbeta. Crowdfunding. photo: Shutterstock/Rvlsoft. Today, the U.S. government quietly lifted the general ...
Investment Advisors Are Worthless, The End
Here is a fact: paying people money to give you investment advice is a waste of your money. It will not make you money. DO NOT HIRE INVESTMENT ADVISORS, STOP NOW. This is not a new insight; John Bogle of Vanguard, for example, has been yapping ...
Arsenal supporters want more investment as club remains in profit
Despite splashing out on Mesut Özil, Arsenal supporters' groups have called for further significant investment over the next two transfer windows after the club's financial results revealed they are still sitting on a large cash pile. The club's ...
BlackBerry receives $4.7 billion buyout offer from Canadian investment company
BlackBerry has officially filed a letter of intent with Canadian holding company Fairfax Financial, an offer that could lead to it returning to private ownership. The news follows BlackBerry halting trading on its shares, just as it did before ...
GM comeback continues, debt rated investment-grade
General Motors' debt is again rated investment-grade for the first time since May 2005, which will cut its borrowing costs. Moody's Investor Service raised GM's corporate rating from Ba1 to Baa3, reflecting the automaker's sustained profitability, its ...
Business Leaders Convey Investment Climate in China to Washington ...
Business Leaders Convey Investment Climate in China to Washington ...
UPDATE 1-Riverstone Energy investment firm plans stock market debut
Those five investors are a unit of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation; Texas-based Hunt Oil Company; KFI, a private investment vehicle of Louis Bacon, founder of Moore Capital Management; Casita LP; and the McNair Group. REL said the 550 million ...
Downtown Investment Authority wary about transferring city-owned property to ...
Downtown Investment Authority wary about transferring city-owned property to ...
Apollo Investment HAs Big Opportunity in BDCs: BMO
David J. Chiaverini and team at BMO Capital Markets feel the most attractive risk-adjusted investment opportunities for Apollo emanate from the aircraft leasing business. The analysts anticipate mid-teen returns with strong downside protection from the ...
Miliband's U.K. Utility Breakup Plan Threatens Investment
Britain's business lobby groups said the Labour opposition's proposal to break up the “Big Six” utilities and cap power prices threatens the investment needed to avoid blackouts by the end of the decade. Labour leader Ed Miliband said the program would ...
I was wrong about Facebook
Congrats on being above water on that investment. And if you scooped up the stock a few months ago in the mid-$20s ... or when it hit its all-time low of under $18 back in September 2012 ... then you don't need my congratulations. I could probably use ...
Raleigh's Lookout Capital expands its investment focus
Lookout Capital, a Raleigh investment firm that plows money into healthy small businesses that need capital, has created two new divisions in order to expand its investment horizon. “We have expanded the investment platform,” said Merrette Moore, ...
Reforms Deliver "High Returns" - Trade & Investment Minister Aganga
Washington, DC — Nigeria, which has long been Africa's leading oil producer - and most populous nation, is aggressively pursuing investment to diversify its petroleum-dependent economy. Leading the campaign on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan is ...
New Investment Fund Will Advance Late-Stage Vaccines and other Global ...
New Investment Fund Will Advance Late-Stage Vaccines and other Global ...
Paraguay Seeks 8% Growth Fueled by Investment Surge, Cartes Says
Paraguay President Horacio Cartes said he will seek annual economic growth of as much as 8 percent on a sustained basis by boosting infrastructure and agriculture investments in one of Latin America's poorest countries. Cartes, a former tobacco magnate ...
RBC hires two for European mining investment banking team
LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) is beefing up its European mining investment banking team with the appointment of two senior bankers to be based in London, the bank said on Wednesday. Rob Edwards, former chairman of ...
MOVES- Barclays, RBC Capital, Sberbank, AXA Investment Managers
The corporate and investment banking arm of Royal Bank of Canada announced two senior appointments to its global investment banking team. Rob Edwards has joined RBC Capital's mining and metals team as an adviser while Rob Bailey has been made ...
Alternatives a safe haven in changing investment game
With the dramatic shift in markets and central bank policy since the credit crisis five years ago, the need for financial advisers to find an appropriate strategy to invest in alternatives is essential, according to Bob Rice, author of “The Alternative ...
Flipboard reaches $800m valuation after new investment
Flipboard, the digital magazine app, has raised another $50m (£31m) in funding from investors, valuing the Silicon Valley company at $800m. The investment will be used to finance greater international expansion, finalise a Windows 8 app, and allow the ...
This Investment House Knows How to Milk an Opportunity
Capitalizing on the need for safe, reliable sources of dairy in China, investment firm KKR (NYSE: KKR ) is partnering with private equity firm CDH Investments and the country's largest dairy farmer, Modern Dairy, to provide premium raw milk to Chinese ...
UPDATE 2-Deutsche Bank warns of lower investment bank revenue
FRANKFURT, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank warned that investment banking revenue would be significantly lower in the third quarter and it will set aside more money to deal with litigation. "We currently anticipate debt sales and trading revenues in ...
Wealthfront Debuts Wealthfront.org To Give Web-Based Investment Tools To ...
Wealthfront Debuts Wealthfront.org To Give Web-Based Investment Tools To ...
Analysis: Abenomics speeds corporate investment, but not in Japan
Since taking office last December, Abe's stimulus efforts have barely dented a slide in private-sector investment at home, but they have done wonders for accelerating Japanese investment elsewhere in Asia. Capital expenditures in Japan fell 4 percent ...
Do over: Institutional investment portfolio goes back to the whiteboard
The project was conceived to replicate Yale University Chief Investment Officer David Swensen's process of starting over from scratch to create what is now referred to as the “Endowment Model,” and to look at ways to change it. Ms. Rittereiser said it ...
Investment Trust Lets Investors Own Bitcoins Indirectly
If you ever thought of buying a bitcoin -- the electronic currency launched in 2009 -- but had no idea how, there's a new option, that is, if you're willing to own it indirectly. It's called the Bitcoin Investment Trust, or BIT. And it's the first ever ...
No secret to investment success … except this one
“There's no secret to investment success,” I told him. “As the leader of a big global business, you've done dozens of very successful acquisitions. You know exactly what creates business success. And you know the appropriate price to pay for private ...
Snyder urges international investment to bolster auto industry growth in state
Now is the time to "double down" on auto investments in the state, Gov. Rick Snyder told auto industry representatives at today's Michigan Automotive Summit, hosted by MichAuto at Cobo Center. Snyder said the challenges the industry faces today include ...
U.K. Growth Quickens as Consumers Blunt Investment Drop: Economy
U.K. economic growth accelerated in the second quarter as higher consumer spending helped to blunt the impact of a drop in business investment. Household expenditure rose 0.3 percent and disposable income increased 1.5 percent, the most in a year, the ...
Bill Gates' investment fund buys downtown hotel
The property will continue to be managed by Toronto-based Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, which is owned jointly by long-term shareholders Cascade Investment, Kingdom Holding Co. and Triples Holdings. The company recently announced the ...
Ford Markets 1st Bond Offering Since Return To Full Investment Grade Status
In its first offering since regaining full investment-grade ratings status earlier this month, Ford Motor Ford Motor Credit is in market with a benchmark offering of five-year notes backing general corporate purposes, sources said. Bookrunners for the ...
Gold: volatile, strange and driven by fear – is it an investment gone dull?
All of which makes gold pretty tricky to analyze as an investment. In the eyes of some noted investors, like Warren Buffett, it isn't even really an investment like stocks or bonds, but some kind of different entity. It's not useful and it doesn't ...
Investing In Women and Girls Is An Investment In Our Future
Investing In Women and Girls Is An Investment In Our Future. Posted by Valerie Jarrett on September 26, 2013 at 02:31 PM EDT. Ed. Note: This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post. Ayo Megbope is a graduate of Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Women ...
Carl Icahn's Apple Investment Could Make Him a Billion Dollars Richer
Assuming Icahn does add to his investment, boosting it to about $3 billion, a rise from today's prices to $625 could add nearly an additional $1 billion to his estimated $20 billion net worth. Of course, Icahn isn't alone in is bullishness on Apple ...
New investment venture targets $1.5 billion Bitcoin market
Bitcoin Thursday got a lift with the arrival of a new investment vehicle that lets wealthy and professional investors bet on the virtual currency. SecondMarket, a New York-based investment platform that specializes in alternative ventures, Thursday ...
Google Glass competitor ships 50K devices, takes Intel investment, hints at ...
Google Glass competitor ships 50K devices, takes Intel investment, hints at ...
Intel makes 'significant' investment in Google Glass rival
Intel on Thursday disclosed a "significant" investment in Google Glass rival Recon Instruments, the latest in a spate of announcements related to wearable computing. The investment will help fund Recon's product development, marketing and global sales ...