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Do investment consultants pick future winners?
(MoneyWatch) Many retirement plans, foundations, universities, endowments and other plan sponsors hire investment consultants. It's estimated that as of June 2011, over $13 trillion of tax-exempt U.S. institutional assets were advised on by investment ...
1 Sports Investment Better Than Arian Foster
If betting on a sports game doesn't satisfy your appetite for risk and fandom, your chance to greatly increase your financial exposure to an inordinate amount of sports-related risk might be around the corner. In one of the stranger investment ...
Harvard taps investment arm veteran to oversee private equity
MacDonald, a star hockey player during his undergraduate days at Harvard College, joined the school's investment unit in 2008 and most recently oversaw investments with external managers as managing director of Harvard Management Co's Public ...
Finding the investment opportunities in Japan, Greece
LET'S GET TO OTHER INVESTMENTS, YOU KNOW, WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE NEXT BIG THING. SOME INVESTORS MIGHT BE RUNNING AWAY FROM PLACES MY NEXT GUEST THINKS ARE HOT, JAPAN AND GREECE. BUT $1 BILLION ...
700% return on investment? Venezuelan currency scam pays off
So, a Venezuelan who gets $3,000 for his 18,900 bolivars can sell the U.S. currency then for 135,000 bolivars, a 700% return on investment. It's still a good deal even if the airline charges a typical 25,000 bolivars for flights to the USA or Europe ...
With David Pogue Hire, Yahoo Joins the Journalism Investment Boom
With David Pogue Hire, Yahoo Joins the Journalism Investment Boom · This App Tells You if That Taco Truck Will Make You Sick · Google Without Larry Page Would Not Be Like Apple Without Steve Jobs · Enterprise · Obama: 'No One Madder Than Me' Over ...
Investment Opportunities in Small, Middle Markets
Oct. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Saratoga Investment CEO Chris Oberbeck discusses investing in small- and middle-market companies with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg). Please enable JavaScript to view the comments ...
Netflix: Subscribers up, original content investment to double
Netflix shares jumped more than 10 percent after the company delivered an outlook that blew past forecasts and said it plans to double its investment in original content. In a letter to shareholders, the movie-streaming service said it added 1.29 ...
UPDATE 2-KPN curbs investment, says America Movil relations fine
The latter included German unit E-Plus, set to be sold to Telefonica, on which KPN would have spent about 600 million euros a year, meaning an effective investment reduction of about 500 million euros for its remaining operations in Belgium and the ...
Is America a good investment? Here's what Wonkblog readers are saying.
We're in Week 2 of a Wonkblog CrowdSourced discussion of whether the United States, for all its governance foibles and economic challenges, is a good long-term investment. Visit the site here, leave your own thoughts on how attractive is or isn't for ...
Billionaire Pritzker Brothers Choose Chicago's SMS Assist For Biggest Venture ...
Billionaire Pritzker Brothers Choose Chicago's SMS Assist For Biggest Venture ...
Ask Stacy: Are Annuities a Good Investment?
Annuities are a type of investment and Merrill Lynch is an investment firm that offers all kinds of investments, including annuities. But Linda's underlying question is valid: Are annuities — essentially insurance contracts — an investment worth ...
5 Classic Investment Lessons That I Learned From My Grandmother
She had seen the success of the stock market in the eighties and, with this windfall, thought she would try her hand at investing. Being a lifelong learner and hopelessly independent soul, she decided to forgo an asset manager and figure out this ...
Outbrain gets $35M investment -- no IPO after all
Outbrain – which helps websites suggest stories to users — announced $35M in new funding, bringing overall investment to $99M. Reports in September had said the company was filing to go public in 2014. Yaron Galai Outbrain CEO. Outbrain, a company ...
What's the Next Hot Area of Mobile Tech Investment?
Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Accel Partners' Rich Wong discusses the shift to mobile technology, the lessons learned from Facebook's IPO and Apple's growth prospects. He speaks with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: ...
MORE: Indonesia 3Q Total Investment Growth Slows to 22.9% Yoy
Indonesia's 3Q domestic investment rose 32.9% from yr earlier while foreign direct investment gained 18.4%, Investment Coordinating Board says in statement distributed to reporters in Jakarta today. * Indonesia is targeting total investment in 2013 of ...
Treasurer a no-show to investment meeting
In a three-page letter sent to commissioners Tuesday, Ortiz said the county isn't following the proper steps to amend the county's investment policy. The county's investment committee, which is largely an appointed board, is supposed to consider ...
Real estate investment co. American Realty to buy competitor Cole in $7B deal
NEW YORK — American Realty Capital is buying Cole Real Estate for more than $7 billion in cash and stock. The companies said Wednesday that the deal will create a real estate investment trust with more than 3,700 retail, office and other properties ...
America's Investment Crisis
Investment in new-capital machinery, equipment and software is the primary means through which innovation spreads throughout the economy. As these innovations -- whether they are new PCs with touch screens and solid-state drives or new cotton ...
Ohio State still saying little about investment with well-connected venture ...
Ohio State still saying little about investment with well-connected venture ...
The Age of Bullshit Investments Is Back!
You'll see, on page one of the New York Times, a start-up called Fantex touting a new investment vehicle that allows fans of NFL running back Arian Foster to support his career by purchasing stock that gives them a share of his future earnings. (What ...
Alibaba Forms US Investment Team to Boost Global Footprint
Alibaba has expanded its U.S. foothold with investments in ShopRunner, Quixey Inc. and Fanatics Inc. as it seeks to move beyond its focus on China. The company, which has been valued by investment banks at as much as $190 billion, is considering a U.S. ...
Crowdfunding ready to be investment tool as SEC backs online stock sale by ...
Crowdfunding ready to be investment tool as SEC backs online stock sale by ...
JOBS Act Title III: Investment Being Democratized, Moving Online
In this article I'll share the implications I see for the crowdfunding market with Title III, the highlights of the SEC's proposed Rulings, and the expected timing on when non-accredited investment/fundraising gets finalized by the SEC and kicks off ...
Global climate investment hits plateau
The scaling back of subsidies designed to spur investment in Europe, the low price of natural gas in the United States, and a reduction in wind power spending in China have helped offset new investments elsewhere, according to the Climate Policy ...
China's Alibaba to expand US reach with new investment group
Alibaba is looking to back "innovative platforms, products, and ideas" that focus on e-commerce and new technologies with the investment group, the company said in an email Wednesday. The company recently invested in three U.S. tech companies, the ...
Football App, a German Start-Up, Gets US Investment
“With Union Square's investment, we want to build a global network,” Mr. von Cranach said in his Berlin office. The walls are decorated with large posters of soccer stars like Diego Maradona. “They have a reputation for helping to build social networks ...
Spartan Stores' executive are muted in their forecast to investment analysts
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Executives with Spartan Stores Inc. offered a muted forecast for the remaining six months of their current fiscal year in a conference call with investment analysts on Thursday, Oct. 24. President and CEO Dennis Eidson said they ...
Credit Suisse can't cut back its investment banking business fast enough
The takeaway: The group's investment banking business is in the doldrums, dragging down the entire company with it. Profits in the division fell by nearly 50% year-over-year, driven by weak trading results. Credit Suisse announced a major overhaul of ...
China's outward investment
A shift is under way in China's overseas direct investment (ODI), which is growing fast but is still dwarfed by foreign investment into China (see chart). The first wave largely involved state-owned firms, and was directed at acquiring energy, minerals ...
The best retirement investment you can't have
The investment asset class delivering the highest rate of return for future retirees is private equity. At a time when American workers are fretting over not having enough saved up in their retirement nest eggs—and facing the prospect of working ...
MOVES-State Street, US Bank, Berry Asset Management, AXA Investment
The investment firm added three new people in its marketing and investment team. Peter Mintzberg was appointed senior vice president, strategy and market planning, Stephen Tisdalle was named senior vice president, brand marketing and Rupa Athreya ...
Retired New York banker invests in hometown
The long-vacant building now has new life, thanks to Ewig, who worked at New York investment banking firm Morgan Stanley for over 20 years before retiring last year as a managing director. The Boerner building was almost completely gutted, getting new ...
An American footballer will offer fans a slice of his career
FEW lines of work are more precarious than the American footballer's—his average professional career is limited to just 3.2 years. However, for the handful of stars who stay healthy, football can offer a decent living: Peyton Manning, the Denver ...
FCC considers relaxing foreign investment limit in TV and radio
(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering relaxing the foreign investment limit in TV and radio stations as part of its review of broadcast ownership rules. Under the current rules, there is a 25 percent cap on any foreign ...
Is the next investment hotspot...Iran?
Spivack expects Iran's public sector to attract a lot of foreign investment interest in the long term. One area ripe for Iranian government contracts would be the country's energy sector. If sanctions are lifted and Iran can start selling its oil and ...
Drop in Durable Goods Orders Seen as Bad Sign for Investment
The data suggests businesses may have scaled back investment plans as a political impasse in Washington threatened to lead the government to miss payments on its obligations, although firms also could be trimming these plans over more general doubts ...
Five Big Lies Investment Advisers Tell: And How You Can Protect Yourself
Let me be clear about this right off the bat: Most investment advisers are probably honest. They are highly regulated, try to do well for their clients and dedicated to the common good (throat clearing sound here). But some of them will tell lies to ...
Aid and investment at stake as Madagascar votes
The turmoil has seen foreign direct investment into Madagascar slump to a projected $0.46 billion this year from $1.36 billion in 2009, when the mining sector accounted for most inflows, World Bank data shows. Rajoelina urged candidates to accept the ...
Detroit pension cuts 'function of mathematics' -investment banker
Buckfire, a Detroit native and investment banker with restructuring experience, later told the court the city plans to pay unsecured creditors, including the city's pensioners, 16 cents on the dollar. There are about 23,500 city retirees. On Thursday ...
Detroit pension cuts 'function of mathematics': investment banker
Buckfire, a Detroit native and investment banker with restructuring experience, later told the court the city plans to pay unsecured creditors, including the city's pensioners, 16 cents on the dollar. There are about 23,500 city retirees. On Thursday ...
Obama Pushes for Education Investment
“This country should be doing everything in our power to give more kids the chance to go to schools just like this one,” he said, calling the school a ticket to the middle class. Mr. Obama's wish list included preschool availability for every 4-year ...
Australia: Investment figures highlight recessionary trends
Lowe's remarks mainly focused on investment levels—a key statistic because capital investment in new plant, equipment and factories as well as building and construction is the main driving force of expansion in the capitalist economy. These figures ...
Investment Adviser and Real Estate Developer Charged with Causing $5.5 ...
Investment Adviser and Real Estate Developer Charged with Causing $5.5 ...
Mexico drives North American auto investment, challenges China
The investment shift has implications for auto jobs and labor unions north of the border, particularly in Canada, which will see a 20 percent decline in production, IHS projects. Output will soar 62 percent in Mexico. U.S. auto production will rise 12 ...
The Investment Case for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
In this segment from The Motley Fool's everything-financials show, Where the Money Is, analysts David Hanson and Matt Koppenheffer respond to a listener's comment and look at the investment case for Fannie Mae (NASDAQOTCBB: FNMA ) or Freddie Mac ...
Investment Trends Investors can tap domestic drilling for solid returns
One of the most obvious areas to invest in during the last few years has been domestic energy production. Horizontal drilling and other relatively new technologies have catalyzed U.S. production and made millionaires out of land owners in areas such as ...
An Optimistic Investment
Initial public offerings sell investors a dream. Consider two offerings on the market right now: For about $20 a share you can buy Twitter, a money-losing company that, if all goes well, will someday convert its popularity into profits. Or for $10 you ...
Durable Goods Orders Point to Weakness in Investment
An index of U.S. business investment plans fell sharply in September in a possible sign companies shut their wallets out of concern a budget battle brewing in Washington would damage the economy. New orders of non-military capital goods other than ...
Investment in the region
Ohio State University's investment with Ohio-focused venture-capital firm Drive Capital is one of several it recently made under a new plan to strategically invest in ways that benefit goals of the school, and Ohio in general. OSU's commitment to ...