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ImpactAssets Advocates For More Investment In Social Good
While there, he conceived of and launched the Giving Fund-the impact investment-based donor advised fund. He was also instrumental in building the $225 million Calvert Community Investment Note with more than $750 million invested into 300-plus ...
A New Investment Project Could Point The Way To Renewables For The Global ...
A New Investment Project Could Point The Way To Renewables For The Global ...
BlackBerry Bonds Attract Investment From Qatar, Brookfield
Fairfax, an insurance and investment firm, set up the bond sale after failing to secure the funds for a tentative $4.7 billion offer to buy the smartphone maker and take it private. Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry has been losing market share to ...
Credit Suisse Spins off DLJ Investment
Zurich-based Credit Suisse Group AG (CS - Snapshot Report) announced an agreement to spin off its DLJ Investment Partners (DLJIP) operations to Portfolio Advisors, LLC. The spin-off will also include the present investment team led by Igor DaCosta and ...
Laura Street Trio developers will seek 'substantial public investment'
Councilman Greg Anderson didn't have an exact dollar figure or structure for the incentives the trio developer may seek, only that it would be a “big number,” after a meeting with Aundra Wallace, CEO of the Downtown Investment Authority. The trio is ...
INVESTMENT FOCUS-Investors bet Europe's Q3 currency-led revenue pain will ...
INVESTMENT FOCUS-Investors bet Europe's Q3 currency-led revenue pain will ...
Why Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carriers Are a Necessary Investment | Commentary
What do four U.S. representatives from three states and two coasts — not to mention two political parties — have in common? We represent the districts that are home to nine of the Navy's 10 Nimitz-class aircraft carriers: five in Virginia, two in ...
Raymond James Promotes Bunn to Co-Head Investment Banking
“Jim is an exceptional manager and banker who is consistently recognized as one of the best in our industry,” Jeff Trocin, president of global equities and investment banking, said in the statement. “He led the expansion of the firm's technology ...
Picking Among Investment Companies: A Primer
If you save money for retirement primarily through a workplace 401k, your choice of investment company is likely limited. However, if you put money into a separate Roth IRA account or roll over into a personal IRA, well, it's wide open. And that's ...
Hampden Bank management wins director vote, retains investment bank
But, according to a news release issued Friday, Hampden Bank retained investment bank Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc. to help identify what it calls strategic opportunities. Those opportunities might include selling the bank or merging it with another, the ...
SecondMarket's Bitcoin Investment Trust puts bitcoin in IRAs
That's possible through SecondMarket's Bitcoin Investment Trust, the open-ended trust that launched in late September and invests solely in the digital currency. The Bitcoin Investment Trust is currently working with three IRA providers — PENSCO ...
Dan Gilbert recommended for investment in Caesars Interactive: gaming roundup
Dan Gilbert recommended for investment in Caesars Interactive: gaming roundup. Print · Thomas Ott, The Plain Dealer By Thomas Ott, The Plain Dealer The Plain Dealer Follow on Twitter on November 08, 2013 at 5:07 PM, updated November 08, 2013 at ...
Like-Kind Exchange Aids Investment Property Investors
Rather than keep the original property, doing a like-kind exchange enables you to own another investment property in your new retirement location. The new property might provide much-needed retirement income. Also known as a 1031 exchange, by doing ...
Virginia Retirement System seeks path into investment management
“Potentially, it represents a very good investment opportunity for VRS,” said Charles Grant, managing director of internal asset management at the retirement system, as well as its former chief investment officer, during a presentation to the board Oct ...
WHAT IS THE “ENDOWMENT INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY”?
The Endowment Investment Philosophy builds portfolios using an asset allocation methodology pursued by major universities like Yale and Harvard as it offers the best potential for superior risk-adjusted returns and lower volatility through all market ...
Hon Hai mulls Arizona investment, says not connected to Apple
But Gou denied it had anything to do with Apple's investment plan. "These are two separate things," he said. "I only learned about it after reading newspapers." Once the plan was finalized, Hon Hai would begin the investment "as soon as possible", Gou ...
UPDATE 1-Hon Hai mulls Arizona investment, says not connected to Apple
But Gou denied it had anything to do with Apple's investment plan. "These are two separate things," he said. "I only learned about it after reading newspapers." Once the plan was finalised, Hon Hai would begin the investment "as soon as possible", Gou ...
Is Groupon a Value Investment Relative to its Peers?
While there are no direct comparisons to Groupon, companies such as Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) or Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE ) might provide an indication of whether or not Groupon is a good investment. How do these companies compare? Groupon is ...
Retirement system seeks to hike investment portfolio
“If they want to go into the investment management business, they should go into it in a private way, and not use VRS as the vehicle,” said Edwin T. Burton III, who cast the board's lone dissenting vote against the proposal. Burton is an economics ...
Fidus Investment Corp (FDUS): Fidus Investment's CEO Discusses Q3 2013 ...
Fidus Investment Corp (FDUS): Fidus Investment's CEO Discusses Q3 2013 ...
Investment Trends Conditions right for investing in energy
"It wasn't long ago natural gas was at $12 or $13 per billion cubic feet and we were concerned we'd run out," said Adam Longlais, vice president and investment analyst in Associated Banc-Corp's private client and institutional services area. "But soon ...
Iran tests waters for Western investment in oil exports
While Iran has been engaging in nuclear diplomacy with Western powers, it has also been attempting to engage in parallel oil diplomacy designed to woo investment from Western oil and gas companies now barred by international sanctions. Iran has invited ...
Legal pot industry lights up with new investors
I met with institutional investors," he said. Investment action is ramping up as the two states that have legalized recreational "adult use" pot—Washington and Colorado—begin to issue licenses and the first retail outlets prepare to open. The federal ...
County investment probe in progress
In its chase for higher interest returns, the Bernalillo County Treasurer's Office doubled down on long term bonds, and its $300 million investment portfolio went through a complete makeover in less than 18 months, shifting millions into long-term ...
A New Investment Classic: Trade Like A Stock Market Wizard
Most investment books aren't worth the paper they're written on. Authors who have never experienced real investment success espouse the conventional wisdom: index funds, blue chips, buy and hold, etc… Every once in a while, however, there is a true ...
Veteran Gulf banker plans to set up investment bank in Dubai
DUBAI Nov 10 (Reuters) - Emad Mansour, a veteran Gulf Arab banker, is planning to set up an investment bank in Dubai's tax-free financial zone, he said on Sunday, joining a growing list of regional bankers taking advantage of a revival in deal making ...
Saudis Plan Major Investment In Nuclear Technology
Saudi Arabia intend to build 16 nuclear power plants over the next twenty years. Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin talks to Thomas Lippman of the Middle East Institute about the Saudi's nuclear ambitions and what they mean for nuclear ...
Risk of investment fraud rises when news breaks
Remember that just because a company has registered with the SEC does not mean it's necessarily a good investment. On its website, the SEC notes that it reviews a company's filing for compliance with reporting requirements, but that “is not a guarantee ...
Do You Know Enough Math To Score An Investment From Peter Thiel's ...
Do You Know Enough Math To Score An Investment From Peter Thiel's ...
Neighborhood Business Awards highlight investment in Grand Rapids, say ...
Neighborhood Business Awards highlight investment in Grand Rapids, say ...
Virginia Retirement System seeks to expand investment portfolio
"If they want to go into the investment management business, they should go into it in a private way, and not use VRS as the vehicle," said Edwin T. Burton III, who cast the board's lone dissenting vote against the proposal. Burton is an economics ...
Investment in Manufacturing and Infrastructure Is Seed Corn of Economy
Friday's jobs report shows a gain of 19,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector in October. This is big because for all of 2013 the U.S. has gained a total of 35,000 manufacturing jobs, so more than half of those were gained last month. See this chart at ...
Are Chinese stocks a good investment?
As such, in the next few years or so, investment in Chinese stocks definitely looks promising. Why? These stocks are quite affordably priced and as China continues to move towards being a consumer marketplace, the demand for goods in China will only ...
Bieber's Manager Starts Music Investment Fund
In a deal that has kept the music industry guessing for months, Mr. Braun is assembling a coalition of managers and musicians, and raising an investment fund intended to strengthen their position in the changing music industry, according to several ...
Advisory board approves new investment approach for county
The Athens County Investment Advisory Board approved a new official policy for the first time since the 1990s on Tuesday that will allow the county to borrow up to $2 million, essentially from itself with interest, for capital improvements to its ...
Utility-software maker ARCOS gets investment for growth
Columbus-based ARCOS, which makes crew-management, callout and emergency-response software for utility companies, has announced it has obtained an investment from a private-equity firm that will allow it to expand. The details of the investment were ...
Hopu Investment Is Back in the Private-Equity Game
After it launched its first investment fund five years ago, Hopu Investment Management Co. helped to reshape China's private-equity landscape, and now it's back after a two-year hiatus. The firm, headed by rainmaker Fang Fenglei, formerly of Goldman ...
Converting Customer Lifetime Value into Investment Lifetime Value
Your costs are the commissions and fees you pay your investment professionals. Companies have profit “margins,” the difference between the money they make and their costs to make that money. Your margins are the difference between what your returns ...
Shopkeepers: Investment in Trenton's Lafayette Yard Hotel wasn't that bad - The Star-Ledger
TRENTON — Trenton's $60 million downtown hotel opened in 2002 to promises that it would be the spark to ignite development in Trenton's historic downtown that the city and its shopkeepers had been waiting for. More than a decade later, the developers ...
Vodacom to Boost African Investment as Earnings Gain 11%
Vodacom Group Ltd. (VOD), the wireless operator with the most subscribers in South Africa, plans to increase investment on the continent as it speeds up the pace of network upgrades. “In South Africa we've been investing 7 billion rand ($677 million) a ...
The key to investment success
(MoneyWatch) "Be careful out there" was the warning issued every day by the desk sergeant on the 1980s hit TV series "Hill Street Blues," as he sent his people out to perform their duty. It is also a warning to investors that they need to be careful ...
KPMG Launches Big Data Analytics Investment Arm To Gain Rapid Market Entry
KPMG Launches Big Data Analytics Investment Arm To Gain Rapid Market Entry. comments, called-out. KPMG, the global accountant and consultant has announced the formation of KPMG Capital, which will invest in big data and data analytics companies in ...
Raymond James names new co-head of Investment Banking
In his new role, Bunn will work alongside current head of investment banking Dav Mosby to guide day-to-day management and set the long-term strategic direction for all of investment banking. Bunn joined Raymond James (NYSE: RJF) in 2009 as part of the ...
MEDC to consider $300000 investment in HarQen
The Milwaukee Economic Development Corp. will meet Tuesday morning to discuss a potential $300,000 investment in HarQen Inc., a Milwaukee digital voice technology firm. The loan would be the sixth made by the quasi-public, not-for-profit economic ...
Twitter Shares Approved for Muslim Investment
Shares in Twitter Inc have been found eligible for investment by Islamic funds, according to IdealRatings, a company that screens stocks to determine whether they meet Muslim principles. IdealRatings said it had vetted Twitter in response to requests ...
PepsiCo $5.5 Billion Investment in India to Include Doubling Production Capacity
The company press release noted that PepsiCo's intention behind the investment was to "further strengthen and expand PepsiCo's capabilities" in four strategic areas: innovation, manufacturing, infrastructure, and agriculture. PepsiCo hopes to widen the ...
Gold Is No Safe Haven, No New Investment Class, No Substitute For Paper Money
The investment bonanza for 2013 has been the Dow up 20%, the S&P up 24%, Nasdaq up 30%, while gold is off 22% and commodities except for oil are down single digits with no money to be made in investment grade bonds. But I can't recall a single ...
Crain's hosts investment networking forum during Accelerate Michigan competition
From 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Crain's will host an institutional investment forum for an invitation-only room full of chief investment officers, advisers for pension funds and executives of private equity and venture capital funds. The Crain's event ends ...
Pinterest Launches Japanese Version 18 Months After Rakuten Investment
The Japanese version of Pinterest is now live as the site ramps up its global expansion. The launch comes 18 months after Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten became an investor in Pinterest. For the first time ever, with Japanese Pinterest, Rakuten login ...
Liberals' investment drives Tesla's survival
These are trying times for Tesla Motors. Its third-quarter sales and revenue disappointed the markets, causing a sell-off in its high-flying stock. Then a Tesla Model S burst into flames after a collision, the third time that's happened. Chief ...