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US public pensions' investment gains grow in Q2
U.S. public pensions funds earned $129.4 billion on investments in the second quarter, a nearly 77 percent increase over the prior quarter's modest gains, according to U.S. Census data released on Tuesday. The returns helped boost cash and security ...
Letters: Public investment important
On Sept. 27, The Post-Crescent published an article with the headline, “Outagamie airport ramp work underway.” It describes an expansion of the facilities at our airport, and the expansion shows the importance of public investment in infrastructure for ...
Exclusive: Goldman leads investment by Wall Street in new communications ...
Exclusive: Goldman leads investment by Wall Street in new communications ...
Experts to share outlooks with students at Engage investment conference at Cobo
Experts will share their economic, alternative investment, international market and stock outlooks. There will also be a college student investment portfolio competition with cash prizes. High school student scholarships, details of which are being ...
MIT launches Laboratory for Social Machines with major Twitter investment
"With this investment, Twitter is seizing the opportunity to go deeper into research to understand the role Twitter and other platforms play in the way people communicate, the effect that rapid and fluid communication can have and apply those findings ...
Why Infrastructure Investment Is a No-Brainer Payoff
“For economies with clearly identified infrastructure needs and efficient public investment processes and where there is economic slack and monetary accommodation, there is a strong case for increasing public infrastructure investment,” they write ...
A $6 Billion Investment Firm Is Reportedly Shutting Down
"The firm's executives expect eventually to launch a new fund with the same name, though founders Mr. Whitworth and David Batchelder will cede day-to-day control," according to the WSJ. Relational Investors is an activist investment firm, meaning that ...
5 factors that could impact Chinese property investment in NYC
By any yardstick, China's overseas real estate investment has skyrocketed in the past few years. The numbers tell the tale. According to global real estate services company Colliers International, outbound property investment from the People's Republic ...
Council to Assess 'Bang for the Buck' Efficacy of EDC Investment
In it's latest iteration it works on a contractual basis with the City to provide assistance and financial services to businesses. It's mission is to attract private investment, promote employment opportunities, and manage projects such as community ...
Calpers Isn't Done With High-Fee Investment Gurus
My colleague Neil Irwin declared “the end of the investment guru,” when the Calpers pension fund announced plans to dump its entire portfolio of hedge fund investments and Pimco parted with Bill Gross. The supposed market-beating geniuses (and their ...
Billionaire Buffett Says Tesco Investment Was 'A Huge Mistake'
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said his investment in Tesco Plc (TSCO) was a “huge mistake,” as the U.K. supermarket leader's share price remains close to an 11-year low amid declining sales and an accounting probe. “I made a mistake on that one,” ...
Is Prepaying A Mortgage A Good Retirement Investment Option?
I recently wrote an article, Why Housing Is A Bad Long-Term Investment But You Should Buy Anyways, reviewing the reasons why the purchase of a home as a pure investment option might not always be the best option for long-term financial planning and ...
REFILE-Investment banking fees rise 13 pct as deal volumes surge
(Adds link to data). * Fees reach $68.8 billion by end of Q3. * Best start to a year since 2007. * JPMorgan is top-ranked bank for fees. LONDON, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Increased deal activity in the first nine months of the year has netted investment ...
'Crowdfunding' platform pitches Allendale Township apartments as an ...
'Crowdfunding' platform pitches Allendale Township apartments as an ...
Note to Advisers and Clients: Put Your Investment Plan in Writing
Whether you are a financial adviser or an individual investor, an IPS is the cornerstone of any investment process. I was reminded of this while flipping through a press copy of Charlotte B. Beyer's forthcoming book, Wealth Management Unwrapped. As ...
Is Global Clean Energy Investment At A Tipping Point?
Last week, amidst the U.N. Climate Summit and historic climate march, governments, investors, and financial institutions took the opportunity to make big announcements about their investment in clean energy. Bank of America Bank of America announced a ...
Investment firm owner sentenced
A federal judge has sentenced an investment firm owner to 10 and a half years in prison for a scheme that cost victims more than $6 million. "This scheme defrauded people throughout the Acadiana area, including residents of St. Landry Parish," said U.S ...
Rauner courts black votes with $1M investment
Rauner came to describe the cash injection as an investment in economic opportunity, though the Democratic campaign of rival Gov. Pat Quinn accused the Republican of trying to buy black votes. Some of those involved in securing the promise from Rauner ...
Details on One Direction's Secret Financial Investment in 5 Seconds of Summer
When One Direction members Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne tweeted at fellow boy banders 5 Seconds of Summer back in February, announcing to their millions of followers that the Aussie pop-rockers had a new single out, casual observers may have ...
Thailand approves $2.74 billion investment in 18 projects
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's investment agency said on Friday it had approved applications for 18 projects worth 89.7 billion baht ($2.74 billion), many of them involving the automobile sector and renewable energy. The meeting was chaired by junta ...
Global Clean Energy Investment Continues Year-Long Recovery
New figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance covering the first three quarters of global clean energy investment for 2014 show that the industry is sustaining its year-long recovery after two years of decline, with a 16% lead over the same three ...
Hinsdale's investment snapshot: The divergence between large cap stocks and ...
Hinsdale's investment snapshot: The divergence between large cap stocks and ...
Bill Gross to release first investment outlook with Janus on October 9
Sometimes called the bond king for his long track record in fixed income, Gross's departure last Friday from his post as chief investment officer at Pimco shocked markets, even affecting the prices of some U.S. Treasuries. Pimco has since seen money ...
NFL, Providence Equity Complete First Joint Investment
The NFL and the Rhode Island-based private-equity firm that manages funds with $40 billion in commitments closed their first joint investment in January, said Kevin LaForce, the league's vice president of corporate development. He didn't disclose the ...
Yahoo Nears Investment in Snapchat
By investing in Snapchat, Yahoo may be looking to repeat its success investing in Alibaba, though at a much smaller scale. Yahoo paid $1 billion for a 40% stake in the Chinese e-commerce company in 2005, an investment that has yielded a stake worth ...
RadioShack gets $120M investment from hedge funds, restructures debt
The investment is expected to be converted into equity in the coming months, RadioShack reported. "We recognize that we will need to address constraints under our existing term loan in order to undertake a store base consolidation program and pursue ...
Real Estate World Wide Investment Experts Give Free Training Events in Colorado
These special real estate investment training events are a chance for experienced, and inexperienced, real estate investors alike to learn from the best in the business. Kent Clothier, President and CEO of Real Estate World Wide (REWW) is widely known ...
Tips on buying investment properties
My home buying guide is geared toward those buying a principal residence, but a good portion of our business are buyers who wish to buy an additional home or an investment property. Here are some considerations unique to that scenario. First, it's ...
The Goldilocks Investment That Few Investors Even Know About
The huge gains in the stock market over the past five years have investors nervous about the potential for a correction or bear market in the future. Yet with traditional conservative investments like bank CDs, investors have to accept rock-bottom ...
Suburban Chicago investment adviser sentenced
CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago investment adviser to a three-and-a-half year prison term for a scheme that cost more than 30 investors around $3 million. The U.S. attorney's office said in a Friday statement that Oscar ...
KC iFund Launches Innovative Investment Tool That Makes Private Real Estate ...
KC iFund Launches Innovative Investment Tool That Makes Private Real Estate ...
Bill Gross says happy to get back to investment roots
Bill Gross, in his first interview since quitting asset manager Pimco, told Barron's magazine he was "uniquely exuberant" about giving up management responsibilities and was excited to get back to his investment roots. "Managing money is in my blood ...
Evaluating investment mix an important tool
It's more of a hope or a desire. This is a great time to consider evaluating your investment mix. The markets are at or near all-time highs. Consider realizing or capturing those investment gains from the past several years. Who knows how long this ...
Golden ticket: Visa program for foreign investors spurs investment in Alabama
Campbell says his company has brought in $30 million in new investment over the past several years. Some of that was through work with CP Homes. Campbell said he's also brought investors to a company with operations in Russellville and Andalusia that ...
City's $14M riverwalk extension planned for $280M hotel investment
With a hand-crafted model of the hotel projects displayed on the table in front of them, the mayor and aldermen praised the two developers after learning their West River Street plans amounted to a private investment of about $280 million. “If this ...
Is This the Most Important Investment You Can Make?
While it's true that your home is an extremely important purchase, I don't like to think of a primary home as an investment. The word "investment" can cause people to buy a bigger house than they actually need, and to sink more money into luxury items ...
Does your investment adviser offer 'low-hanging fruit' to cyber criminals?
Smaller investment companies may not be very concerned about cybersecurity, perhaps thinking that they are too small for crooks to bother with. One industry observer says that portion of the finance industry could amount to so much “low-hanging fruit ...
Column: Managing your investment portfolio and yourself
What to do? Markets are at new highs, interest rates remain low and record amounts of cash still sit on the sidelines earning less than 0 percent after taxes and inflation. For the individual investor, identifying investment opportunities is as ...
RadioShack gets $120M investment from hedge funds, restructures debt
Other investors, including Standard General and New York hedge fund Litespeed Management LLC, will provide the $120 million infusion. The investment is expected to be converted into equity in the coming months, RadioShack reported. "We recognize that ...
Investment fees not immaterial in the grand scheme of things
My IRA is handled by an investment firm in Austin. Recently, they advised me that their management fee was going to 1.35 percent. The amount didn't register with me until I got a couple of prospectuses on my holdings in John Hancock Investments. In one ...
Why exiting gold might not be the best investment move
The past two years have been black swans in the history of gold. The metal gave negative returns in 2013 and this year is not expected to be any different (see graphic). Investors who binged on the yellow metal when prices were making new highs on a ...
How Google Could Easily Become A Dominant Investment Manager
Being able to accurately forecast such a figure could certainly help an investment strategy to time the market on weekly unemployment claims releases and produce excess returns for clients. Certainly, this type of approach could be expanded to ...
Australia Has Slipped Below Algeria, Myanmar In Renewable Energy Investment
Such was the slump in clean energy investment in Australia that the country slipped from the world's 11th largest investor in renewable energy projects to 31st in 2014. During the first three quarters of 2014, Australia invested just $238 million in ...
Tech investment hits new heights in London
London's technology companies have attracted a record amount of investment over the year to date, new research showed, but the city still has some way to go before it takes on its Californian rival Silicon Valley. More than $1 billion in venture ...
First Global Credit Launches Bitcoin Investment Service
invest-square Today First Global Credit will be announcing their professional investment service at the Inside Bitcoin Exhibition, Las Vegas. First Global Credit's trading and investment platform promises to “bridge the gap between cryptocurrencies and ...
public investment really is a free lunch
In its flagship publication, the IMF advocates substantially increased public infrastructure investment, and not just in the US but much of the world. It asserts that when unemployment is high, as it is in much of the industrialised world, the ...
Why Yahoo's Investment In Snapchat Makes Perfect Sense
Their investment is reported to be around $20 million; a tiny part of the $10 billion or so that they made off of that investment in Alibaba. It could well be, though, that this investment is Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's attempt to recreate that 2005 ...
Top Investment Advisory Firms In Denver Announce Merger
DENVER , Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wood Investment Counsel, LLC and Obermeyer Asset Management Company announce their merger today. The combined firm will do business as Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel, LLLP with offices in Denver ...
IRS Applies the §956 Indirect Investment Rule to a Partnership Loan
The IRS recently issued a Chief Counsel Advice (CCA) applying the §956 indirect investment rule to a loan made by a foreign partnership to one of its CFC partners, which used the funds to invest in U.S. property.1 The CCA treats the other CFC partners ...
Investment to improve Milan Readiness Center
Investment to improve Milan Readiness Center: A $404,500 state and federal investment to make needed improvements to the Milan Readiness Center has been announced. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at the armory will be upgraded, ...