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Exclusive: U.S. is top 2012 property investment pick
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States will remain the top choice of most global commercial real estate investors in 2012, but the country has lost ground to Brazil which ranked No. 2 this year, according to a survey released Sunday. While the United States offers the most stable and secure option in commercial real estate, investors said improvement in rent and occupancy growth and the repeal ...
Exclusive - U.S. is top 2012 property investment pick
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States will remain the top choice of most global commercial real estate investors in 2012, but the country has lost ground to Brazil which ranked No. 2 this year, according ...
Thousands protest in central China over investment scams - reports
BEIJING (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters converged on a train station in central China, angered over collapsing illegal investment schemes that residents said the government had failed to staunch, according to news reports and a government notice on Monday. On Sunday, the protesters faced rows of police at the railway station in Anyang, Henan province, where some residents said their wanted ...
Digital Classrooms: Is The Investment Paying Off?
Guest post written by Chuck Dietrich Chuck Dietrich is CEO of SlideRocket. There is a raging debate about the effectiveness of the 'digital classroom' - with arguments solely focused on the $31.2 billion education technology market and whether the investment is delivering a return to cash-strapped school districts. In the heated discussion over education technology, ...
William Polk Carey, NY investment firm founder who donated millions to universities, dies; 81
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — William Polk Carey, an entrepreneur who founded a New York-based investment management firm bearing his name and donated millions of dollars to help found business schools at universities in Maryland and Arizona, has died at 81, his firm said Monday. The board of that firm, W.P. Carey & Co., issued a statement that the Baltimore native and corporate finance pioneer died ...
Temasek Starts Investment Company Run by Ex-CIO Tow
Temasek Holdings Pte. set up a wholly owned investment company run by Tow Heng Tan, its former chief investment officer, to extend its reach in North Asian markets including China.
Ossianix Announces Lundbeck Investment
Ossianix, Inc. today announced a strategic investment by H. Lundbeck A/S in the form of a Convertible Promissory Note. The proceeds from Lundbeck’s investment is expected to allow Ossianix to generate biopharmaceuticals for the treatment of nervous system disorders by utilizing Ossianix’s proprietary single domain antibody platform modeled on the shark vNAR structure.
Thousands protest in China over investment scams: report
Authorities have vowed to toughen a crackdown on illegal investment schemes after thousands of protesters took to the streets in central China at the weekend, state media reported Tuesday.
Lincluden Investment Management Limited - News Release
Lincluden Investment Management Limited - News Release
Temasek Starts Investment Company Run by Former CIO Tow
Temasek Holdings Pte set up a wholly owned company run by Tow Heng Tan, its former chief investment officer, to invest in privately held firms in North Asian markets including China.
Conning Appoints Head of Investment Products
Conning, Inc., a leading global provider of asset management solutions, services and research to the insurance industry, today announced the appointment of Michael Haylon as Managi
Gladstone Investment Corporation Invests $19.6 Million in Channel Technologies
MCLEAN, Va. , Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: GAIN - News) (the "Company") announced today that on Thursday, December 29, 2011 , it invested $19.6 million in a ...
KBW Announces Significant Hires in Investment Banking
KBW, Inc. , a full-service investment bank that specializes in the financial services sector, today announced that investment bankers James Harasimowicz and Joseph Gulash have joined the firm as Managing Directors in the Depository Investment Banking Group.
Bankers Investment - Total Voting Rights
Bankers Investment - Total Voting Rights
Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (VRTS) to Mark Third Anniversary With The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell
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Investment Quebec Confirms Alliance Films For Sale
Etan Vlessing The Quebec government arm cites a new investment focus for pacting with Goldman Sachs to shop the Canadian indie distributor and its 11,000-strong film library. read more
Brad Farrell Assumes Chief Financial Officer Role at Two Harbors Investment Corp.
Two Harbors Investment Corp. today announced that Mr. Brad Farrell assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective January 1, 2012.
Apartment Investment and Management Company Announces the Passing of Director Richard S. Ellwood
DENVER , Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Apartment Investment and Management Company ("Aimco") (NYSE:  AIV) has announced the passing of Richard S. Ellwood , a long-time member of Aimco's Board ...
Nuveen Announces Investment Policy Changes in Effect for Certain Municipal Closed-End Funds
Nuveen Investments, a leading global provider of investment services to institutions as well as individual investors, announced that revised investment policies took effect today f
Investment funds post modest gains in federal workers’ retirement plan
The two most widely used investment funds in the 401(k)-style retirement savings plan for federal and postal employees posted modest gains in 2011, while the other investment options finished the year with widely varying results. The Thrift Savings Plan reported Tuesday that its most popular investment option, a fund of special-issue government securities called the G fund, gained 2.45 percent ...
Green Shoots Sprout From Software Investment: Peter Orszag
It’s been a hard slog for the U.S. economy since the financial crisis of 2008. Yet the type of investment most closely correlated with productivity growth has been booming.
Investment board nominee drew scrutiny in past stint
A nominee for the State of Wisconsin Investment Board drew scrutiny from a legislative audit during a past stint on the board as well as fresh criticism Tuesday from the former head of the state's biggest investment fund.
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Waddell & Reed Financial, Legg Mason and Invesco
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Waddell & Reed Financial, Legg Mason and Invesco
Eagle Asset Management Selects SimCorp for Investment Accounting, Performance and Client Reporting
SimCorp, a leading provider of highly specialized software and expertise for the investment industry, today announced that Eagle Asset Management, has selected SimCorp Dimension, a
Morgan Joseph TriArtisan Adds Two Managing Directors to Its Healthcare Investment Banking Group
Morgan Joseph TriArtisan LLC, the investment and merchant bank focused on middle market companies, today announced the addition of two new Managing Directors, John Cramer and Andy
Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet Information and Announces its Net Asset Value ...
Kayne Anderson MLP Investment Company today provided a summary unaudited balance sheet and announced its net asset value and asset coverage ratios under
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Brasil Telecom, TOTAL, Orix, Mechel OAO and Market Vectors Russia ETF
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Brasil Telecom, TOTAL, Orix, Mechel OAO and Market Vectors Russia ETF
Horizon Technology Finance Provides Investment Portfolio Update for Fourth Quarter 2011
FARMINGTON, Conn. -- Horizon Technology Finance Corporation (the "Company" or "Horizon"), a leading specialty finance company that provides secured loans to venture capital and private ...
Quanterix Announces Strategic Investment From IQT
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Quanterix Corporation, a company enabling a new generation of molecular diagnostic tests based on its revolutionary Si ngle Mo lecule A rray (SiMoA ™ ) technology, ...
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Brasil Telecom, TOTAL, Orix, Mechel OAO and Market Vectors Russia ETF
CHICAGO , Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights Features: Brasil Telecom (NYSE: BTM ),TOTAL (NYSE: TOT ), Orix Corporation (NYSE: IX ), Mechel OAO (NYSE: MTL ) and ...
Granite Investment Advisors Launches Actively Managed Equity Value Fund (GVFIX)
CONCORD, N.H. -- Granite Investment Advisors, an independently owned investment management firm, today introduced the Granite Value Fund, an actively managed equity fund investing primarily in mid- to ...
Brunner Investment - Holding(s) in Company
Brunner Investment - Holding(s) in Company
U.S. Private Equity Shop, Abu Dhabi Investment Firm Clash Over Default Claim
An investment firm linked to Abu Dhabi’s royal family is embroiled in a nasty fight with a U.S. private equity shop that claims the Abu Dhabi firm defaulted on its capital commitments and forfeited a more than $20 million investment.
Apollo Investment Corporation Schedules Quarterly Earnings Release for the Period Ended December 31, 2011
NEW YORK, NY-- - Apollo Investment Corporation announced today that it will report its third fiscal quarter 2012 earnings results for the period ended December 31, 2011 on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at ...
CreXus Investment Corp. Announces Dismissal of Lawsuit
CreXus Investment Corp. announced today that its motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against CreXus was granted. The lawsuit, brought in relation to CreXus’ rejection of an unsolicited offer it received in March 2011 for the outstanding shares of the company, was heard in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York.
Essex Announces Preferred Equity Investment and 2011 Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call Information
PALO ALTO, CA-- - Essex Property Trust, Inc. announced today that on December 8, 2011, the Company made a preferred equity investment in Parkmerced, a 3,221 unit apartment rental property located in San ...
Pay Jumps 25% for Brazilian Investment Bankers Ready to Defect to Rivals
Brazilian investment bankers defecting to competitors won pay increases of as much as 25 percent in 2011 amid a shortage of experienced executives in Latin America’s largest economy.
Pay Jumps 25% for Brazilian Investment Bankers Ready to Defect
Brazilian investment bankers defecting to competitors won pay increases of as much as 25 percent in 2011 amid a shortage of experienced executives in Latin America’s largest economy.
Pay Jumps 25% for Brazilian Investment Bankers Ready to Defect
Brazilian investment bankers defecting to competitors won pay increases of as much as 25 percent in 2011 amid a shortage of experienced executives in Latin America’s largest economy.
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Plains Exploration & Production, Rosetta Resources and Berry Petroleum
Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: Plains Exploration & Production, Rosetta Resources and Berry Petroleum
PennantPark Investment Corporation Schedules Earnings Release of First Quarter 2012 Results
NEW YORK, NY-- - PennantPark Investment Corporation announced today that it will report its first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2011 results on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 after the close of the financial ...
Apartment Investment and Management Company Fourth Quarter 2011 Earnings to Be Released on February 8, 2012
Apartment Investment and Management Company will release Fourth Quarter 2011 earnings on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, before the market opens. The Fourth Quarter 2011 earnings conference call will be conducted on February 8, 2012, at 1:00 p.m.
Investment Technology Group to Announce Fourth Quarter 2011 Results
NEW YORK, January 6, 2012 - Investment Technology Group, Inc. (NYSE: ITG - News), a leading agency research broker and financial technology firm, plans to announce fourth quarter 2011 financial results on Thursday, ...
Investment adviser to share provocative economic outlook
Peter Schiff, a provocative investment adviser who holds to a dire prediction for the U.S. economy, will discuss economic issues, Federal Reserve policy, the dollar, the investment outlook and other topics during a two-hour talk Monday in Scottsdale.
New Investment Books Aim to Right Your Wrongs - Review
One new investment book lists 77 mistakes to avoid, while another recommends a psychology-savvy approach.
New Investment Books Aim to Right Your Wrongs - Review
One new investment book lists 77 mistakes to avoid, while another recommends a psychology-savvy approach.
Investment in African Renewable Energy $3.6 Billion in 2011
First, the bad news. Although Africa has vast fossil and renewable energy sources, only twenty percent of its population has direct access to electricity and in some rural areas, four out of five people are completely without power.
Pay Jumps 25% for Brazilian Investment Bankers Ready to Defect
Brazilian investment bankers defecting to competitors won pay increases of as much as 25 percent in 2011 amid a shortage of experienced executives in Latin America’s largest economy.
Disruptor Capital Announces Investment in Potomac Research Group
Disruptor Capital CEO Pete Snyder today announced the company's lead investment in Potomac Research Group .
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Trading Halt – SDX
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada Trading Halt – SDX