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Al Zeise plans angel investment group for Green Bay area
Zeise's network — called ZyQuest Ventures Angel Investment Group — would join two other active angel investment groups in that part of the state, said Dan Blake, director of the Wisconsin Angel Network. Angels on the Water Fundstarted in 2012 with $1 ...
Indian Business Angel Network Makes First Investment, In UK's SwiftShift
India's largest business angels group has made its first investment in a UK start-up, investing in a London-based company SwiftShift. The amount was not disclosed. The Indian Angel Network (IAN) is Asia's largest angel network of over 250 investors ...
Why is BP ramping up investment in Alaska?
Even as its plans to keep 2014 capital spending flat at roughly $24-$25 billion, BP (BP) plans to significantly increase its capital investment in Alaska this year. Why is the British oil giant suddenly so bullish on a state whose oil production has ...
Wolf of Wall Street or Warren Buffett: Who's your investment guru?
This film image released by Paramount Pictures shows Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in a scene from 'The Wolf of Wall Street.' The film was nominated for an Academy Award for best picture. Between Mr. Belfort and Warren Buffett, who's your ...
Berkshire's Renewable Energy Investment to Hit $15 Billion
Warren Buffett, head of Berkshire Hathaway, disclosed the renewable investment figure in his annual letter to shareholders released on Saturday. "We relish making such commitments as long as they promise reasonable returns. And, on that front, we put a ...
Cash is king in terms of investment flexibility
Franklin Resources Inc. (BEN, $53.25), of San Mateo, Calif., is an investment management firm that oversees mutual funds and separate accounts. Franklin has no inventory to worry about, and easily collects fees by transferring the money from customer ...
BMW's Big Investment in China
In this video, Fool contributor John Rosevear looks at two indicators: a leading ultra-luxury brand's prediction that sales growth will fall in 2014 and a big investment by BMW (NASDAQOTH: BAMXF ) as it moves to surpass rival Audi. Special free report ...
Warren Buffett's advice to his wife is investment gold
The Oracle's encyclical has arrived, 21 pages of investment advice hot off the presses from Omaha, USA. As usual, the Wall Street must-read is chock full of insights about the investment horizon. Among the highlights of Warren Buffett's annual letter ...
India's BJP may allow more foreign investment in insurance
NEW DELHI, March 2 (Reuters) - India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party will consider raising the cap on foreign investment in the insurance sector from the current level of 26 percent if it comes to power after elections due by May, a senior party ...
The big investment opportunity…in autism?
Private equity and venture capital firms TPG Biotech, Shore Capital Partners, Bay City Capital, Great Point Partners and Google Ventures, plus hedge fund Scopia Capital Management are among the investors slated to attend the 2014 Autism Investment ...
The Three Components of a Great Investment Process
As Managing Director and Head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse, Michael Mauboussin advises clients on valuation and portfolio positioning, capital markets theory, and competitive strategy analysis. He has also authored three books ...
It Is Time For 401(k) Default Investment Options To Provide Lifetime Income
A key provision of the PPA and subsequent regulations was to designate certain types of investment funds as “Qualified Default Investment Alternatives,” or QDIAs. This legal clarity helped solve plan sponsors' dilemma of what to do with the ...
Money Minute: Buffett's Latest Investment Advice; Modell's CEO Spied on Dick's?
The CEO of Modell's Sporting Goods is accused of going into a suburban New Jersey store of the rival chain Dick's Sporting Goods (DKS), claiming to be a senior vice president of Dick's. A lawsuit filed against him claims Mitchell Modell tried to get ...
Is Marvell Technology Group a Good Investment?
Is Marvell Technology Group a Good Investment? By Mukesh Baghel | More Articles March 3, 2014 | Comments (0). Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ: MRVL ) is a global leader in integrated silicon solutions, providing chips for various applications such as ...
Once-mighty nontraded REIT sponsor Inland Real Estate Investment Corp. plots ...
Once-mighty nontraded REIT sponsor Inland Real Estate Investment Corp. plots ...
The Best Investment Strategy? Getting Out of Our Own Way
That's the investment return. If you put your money in the fund, kept it there for the entire 10 years, and didn't add or take out any money, then your investor return would also be 10 percent. So in this very hypothetical example, the investment ...
Buying A Bitcoin ATM Isn't A Great Investment When You Buy One With Bitcoin
Last month there seemed to be a race on to place the first physical bitcoin ATM in the United States. Just as Robocoin was announcing its plans to power up the first such machine in Austin, a California man stole all the thunder by announcing that his ...
Robo report: Traditional advisers may be biggest market for online investment ...
Robo report: Traditional advisers may be biggest market for online investment ...
What d.light's $11 Million Investment Means for Off Grid Solar
From sub-Saharan Africa to Bangladesh the off grid solar market is posting eye popping growth rates. But despite that impressive performance access to finance has choked the sector's ability to truly scale. That's why a new Series C investment in ...
YOUR MONEY - Will Warren Buffett's investment advice work for you?
"We refer to that as a home bias, and it's very dangerous," says Randy Kurtz, chief investment officer at RK Investment Advisors in Kinnelon, New Jersey. That is exactly why Paul Jacobs of Palisades Hudson Financial Group in Atlanta suggests putting as ...
Will Warren Buffett's investment advice work for you?
"We refer to that as a home bias, and it's very dangerous," says Randy Kurtz, chief investment officer at RK Investment Advisors in Kinnelon, New Jersey. That is exactly why Paul Jacobs of Palisades Hudson Financial Group in Atlanta suggests putting as ...
US Suspends Trade and Investment Talks With Russia
The U.S. said late Monday it will suspend talks with Russia aimed at boosting trade and investment, part of an effort to put pressure on Moscow after its military intervention in Ukraine. President Barack Obama had warned that the U.S. is considering a ...
Anytime Fitness secures 'significant' investment from Atlanta firm
Anytime Fitness secures 'significant' investment from Atlanta firm. Article by: NEAL ST. ANTHONY , Star Tribune; Updated: March 3, 2014 - 7:11 PM. Roark Capital remains a minority investor but Hastings-based company says that it will have a ...
SIA gets major tax break on $422 million investment
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The city of Lafayette agreed Monday to phase in taxes for Subaru of Indiana Automotive's nearly half-billion dollar investment in the community. The Council approved tax abatements totaling $422 million, $354 million on new ...
NCB Capital names first female Saudi investment bank head -sources
Suhaimi, currently head of asset management and chief investment officer at Jadwa Investment in Saudi Arabia, replaces Tariq Linjawi, who has been serving as acting chief executive of the unit, NCB Capital. Linjawi's last day was Feb. 27 but Suhaimi's ...
Chesapeake Investment Group names investment head
Chesapeake Investment Group, a wealth and trust management firm, hired Richard L. Ware as its new chief investment officer. In addition to leading the firm's investment team, Ware will oversee asset management for individual, family and institutional ...
Jefferies First-Quarter Profit Rises 23% on Investment Banking
Investment-banking revenue increased 42 percent to $410 million in the first quarter, based on figures provided in today's statement and 2013 results on the company's website. Total net revenue climbed about 10 percent to $875 million. Jefferies ...
New York Times: An Investment Fit to Sell
Ironwood SMID Cap Value Strategy portfolio is off to a disappointing start in 2014. For the month of January the strategy declined 4.1%. The strategy's energy, financial services and producer durables stocks underperformed on a relative basis. This ...
Jefferies profit rises on higher investment banking income
Jefferies, which kicks off the reporting season for investment banks, is often viewed as an indicator of the performance of Wall Street banks such as Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Morgan Stanley. Citigroup Inc on Monday warned that bond trading will be ...
UPDATE 1-Investment bank Moelis files for IPO
The firm was founded in March 2007, after Kenneth Moelis stepped down from his role as an investment banker at UBS to open his own investment banking shop. CEO Moelis and other employees hold about 85 percent stake in the company, with 10 percent ...
LA investment bank Moelis & Co. files for IPO
Moelis & Co., a boutique Los Angeles investment bank, filed for an initial public offering, seeking to capitalize on the soaring stock market and a recent pickup in corporate mergers. The firm was founded in 2007 by Ken Moelis, a longtime Southern ...
China-Based Bison Capital Makes Investment in Resolution Talent Agency
Beijing-based Bison Capital Holdings has made an investment in talent and literary agency Resolution. With this investment, Resolution will also advise and consult the Chinese company. “This partnership will allow us to fund strategic expansion in the ...
Ken Moelis' investment bank files to go public
(Reuters) - Investment banker Ken Moelis' boutique investment firm, Moelis & Co, filed to go public as it looks to take advantage of rising demand for independent advisory services and an improving market for public offerings in the United States. The ...
Regions chief investment officer offers predictions on 2014 economy
s chief investment officer said today. Brian Sullivan, president and CIO at Regions, told an audience of Regions employees and customers at The Club today the economy in 2014 should grow between two and three percent and the stock market still has some ...
China Lures Less Investment Than Southeast Asia, BofA Reports
China lured less foreign direct investment than Southeast Asia's biggest economies combined in 2013 amid faster wage growth and a shrinking labor force in the Communist country, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Total foreign direct ...
China targets 17.5 percent fixed-asset investment growth in 2014: NDRC
BEIJING – China will target 17.5 percent annual growth in fixed-asset investment and 14.5 percent in retail sales growth in 2014, the country's top economic planning agency said on Wednesday. In a report unveiled at the annual parliament meeting, the ...
In Saudi Arabia, a Rarity – a Female Investment Bank CEO
Sarah al Suhaimi, who becomes head of one of the kingdom's leading investment bank that has $12 billion in assets under management, has worked her way up through the ranks at Saudi financial houses. Suhaimi comes to NCB Capital after seven years ...
Auction.com Gets $50M Investment from Google Capital
Google Capital, a growth equity fund backed by internet giant Google, has invested $50 million in Auction.com. The investment values the online real estate marketplace at $1.2 billion. Google Capital joins a list of prominent shareholders in Auction ...
El-Erian: More Corporate Investment Needed to Sustain Global Growth
... the health and stability of the global economy," he writes in an article for Project Syndicate. "Those looking for ways to reduce the risks of inadequate growth agree that, of all possible solutions, increased business investment can make the ...
Southeast Asia Receives More Foreign Investment (FDI) Than China, Which Is ...
Southeast Asia Receives More Foreign Investment (FDI) Than China, Which Is ...
RANKED: The Investment Banks Raking In The Most Fees On Wall Street
Deals like Facebook's acquisition of Whatsapp have investors feeling pretty optimistic about 2014's mergers and acquisitions market, and that means there are Wall Street banks about to rake in some serious fees. This is a list of who is in the best ...
Southeast Asia Receives More Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Than China ...
Southeast Asia Receives More Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Than China ...
Chinese investment in Ukraine could be costly casualty of conflict
“If I was China, I'd be concerned about any investment in an economy that's clearly in bad shape, which the Ukrainian economy clearly is,” said Doug Bandow, senior fellow at the Washington-based Cato Institute. “Obviously, the potential for conflict ...
UK Lacks Understanding of Help-to-Buy Investment, NAO Says
The Department for Communities and Local Government hasn't properly examined the impact of its 3.7 billion-pound ($6.2 billion) Help-to-Buy investment, which may not benefit those most in need, the National Audit Office said. “It is simply unacceptable ...
Downtown Denver's iconic Brown Palace bought by a Dallas-based investment ...
Downtown Denver's iconic Brown Palace bought by a Dallas-based investment ...
Bill to make Treasury investment division a separate state agency advances in ...
Bill to make Treasury investment division a separate state agency advances in ...
Myanmar's Telecom Industry To Get $1B Foreign Investment (FDI) From Telenor ...
Myanmar's Telecom Industry To Get $1B Foreign Investment (FDI) From Telenor ...
Tiger Global leads $77 million investment in OnDeck
It led a $444 million equity investment in online survey company SurveyMonkey, its biggest move into venture-backed companies. Tiger and other late-stage investors are seen as enabling the companies they back to delay initial public offerings. OnDeck ...
Israel's Tech-Investment Edge Over Silicon Valley
Ever since Dan Senor and Saul Singer published “Startup Nation” in 2009, investors have been captivated with the 65-year-old nation of eight million people that has produced 69 Nasdaq-listed companies and the world's highest-per-capita concentration of ...
AFRICA INVESTMENT-Cash-rich African private equity still on a learning curve
Private equity is still a relatively new financial vehicle on Africa's landscape and challenges include offering enough added value to encourage family firms to open up to external financing, finding local managers with the skills to see a project from ...