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JP Morgan Picks David Lau to Head Hong Kong Global Investment Banking
Mr. Lau replaces Catherine Leung, who also served as vice chairwoman of Asia investment banking. Ms. Leung worked closely with another executive who left J.P. Morgan as a result of the probe, Todd Marin, formerly vice chairman of Asia Pacific ...
Chinese step up investment in European finance
The main battleground is in Portugal, where China has become the biggest source of foreign direct investment. By the end of June, Fosun International and Anbang Insurance are expected to submit the highest final bids for Novo Banco, the country's ...
Jack Ma Fund's Investment Drives Record 152% Surge for Reorient
Shares of Hong Kong-based investment bank Reorient Group Ltd. jumped a record 152 percent after a private-equity fund backed by e-commerce billionaire Jack Ma agreed to invest in the company. The stock closed at HK$22.65 in Hong Kong, the highest ...
KKR ready to relinquish $2B investment in Samson Resources
KKR is ready to abandon its roughly $2 billion investment in Samson Resources rather than pump more money into the troubled oil and gas driller, The Post has learned. Tulsa, Okla.-based Samson is working on a restructuring plan that would hand ...
Invest Like A Boss With Leading Investment Advisers' Favorite Mutual Funds
Global fixed income is the biggest investable asset class, yet it seems to be the place U.S. investors are most underinvested. Since yields across countries do not move in lock-step, global bonds afford investors the ability to diversify further. In ...
Meetings are a good investment of time, CEOs agree
Mostly a very good investment of my time, especially when they are very productive toward my business. Richard Behar, founder and president, Capital Clothing Corp. ========== As a president/CEO of a large organization, I attend many meetings weekly ...
An investment advisor reveals the 7 traps that lead to bad financial decisions
1. Giving in to fear and greed. Weber explains, "Emotions cause you to flee a bear market and plunge head first into a bull market, acting directly counter to the investment adage, 'buy low, sell high.'" ...
NJ council wants plan to deal with payday loan investment
The chairman of the New Jersey State Investment Council says the state Treasury Department should prepare a plan by late July to address a controversial private equity investment made by the department's division of investment for the $79.2 billion New ...
TEDCO hoping slight changes translate to big boost in investment for local ...
TEDCO hoping slight changes translate to big boost in investment for local ...
Online investment platform Propel(x) announces $1.5M raise led by Lending Club
Propel(x), an online investment platform that connects “deep technology” startups with investors, announced today it raised $1.5 million in seed funding. The round was led by senior executives at Lending Club. Propel(x) said it plans to use the funds ...
Silver Lake leads $500 mln investment in travel site Qunar
In its second biggest investment in China after its deal with e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, Silver Lake said it would invest $330 million in Qunar in the form of convertible bonds. An undisclosed investor will commit the remaining $170 ...
Alaskans want and need public investment in education and health
Political preferences and debates will continue in our practice of free speech and openness to economic investment as superior to government controlled health care. My goal now is to convince our legislators that Medicaid expansion is a real investment ...
China's LeTV Unveils $4.8M Investment Plan for Hong Kong Video Market
LeTV said the investment would "enrich its Internet entertainment platform, bringing a transformative experience to traditional TV viewers and revolutionizing the local TV industry." Last week, LeTV said it would issue 200 million new shares to raise ...
Feeling adventurous with your money? North Korea wants your investment.
But for Indiana Jones investors out there, never fear. There's still the cash-strapped, heavily-sanctioned pariah state of North Korea. And the North Koreans want your money. As evidence, they've just released a promotional video touting for investment ...
How Investment Professionals Can Access Single-Family Offices
“Family offices rely on a highly-vetted network of professionals to help them with everything from investment strategy to business succession planning to personal security,” explains Grove. “Very few of them have the infrastructure to handle everything ...
South African Deputy President To Earn At Least $200 Million From Sale Of ...
South African Deputy President To Earn At Least $200 Million From Sale Of ...
The 3 principles 'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary used to build his ...
The 3 principles 'Shark Tank' investor Kevin O'Leary used to build his ...
LaSalle Investment Management moving HQ
Real estate investment manager LaSalle Investment Management said it will move its headquarters to the 36-story office tower at 333 W. Wacker Drive in the West Loop. LaSalle, a unit of Chicago-based real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle, will move late ...
Manhattan investment banker falls 24 stories to death in latest Wall St. suicide
An investment banker jumped 200 feet to his demise in lower Manhattan late last week, according to reports. The death marks yet another apparent suicide among financial industry employees. Thomas J. Hughes, 29, who worked for the investment bank ...
Carbon-Nanotube Chips Spark Investment
A radical way to store data in digital devices from smartwatches to servers got a boost that could help a long-awaited technology reach the market. Nantero, a startup based in Woburn, Mass., on Tuesday announced a $31.5 million infusion to aid its ...
Littleton woman indicted for role in oil investment scheme
A Littleton woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly defrauding at least eight people in an oil investment scheme. Jill M. Evans, 49, was arrested May 27 after a grand jury voted to indict May 21 on charges of wire fraud and money ...
Why I Work: Investment Adviser Gail Perry-Mason Beat The Odds By Meeting ...
Why I Work: Investment Adviser Gail Perry-Mason Beat The Odds By Meeting ...
OECD Cuts Global Growth Outlook as Investment Lags, Greece Looms
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development cut its global growth forecast, saying investment is lagging and risks including a possible Greek default are hurting confidence. The world economy will expand 3.1 percent this year, down from ...
Russia Investment Banking Fees Evaporate as Sanctions Halt Deals
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc. are among securities firms that have seen Russian investment banking commissions evaporate this year as sanctions and the country's economic slump bring business to a halt. Banks collected $70 million ...
Chinese Corporations Show New Patterns of Investment in Australia
SYDNEY—. For the first time, almost half of all Chinese investment in Australia is concentrated in real estate, while spending on infrastructure has also increased significantly. Chinese private sector companies are also investing more than state ...
Columbus Dispatch print products sold to New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group is a holding company that emerged from the bankruptcy of GateHouse Media Inc. in 2013. The company controls 126 dailies among its 550 publications in 32 states. The dailies include The Repository of Canton, Ohio, the Las ...
UK Tech IPO Draws Raft of Investment Bankers
In the U.S. market, tech firms have a history of hiring a glut of investment banks to manage their initial public offerings. The trend may now be spreading to the U.K.. Sophos, a U.K.-based cyber security company, has announced its intention Wednesday ...
Chile Central Bank Cuts Growth and Investment Forecasts for 2015
Chile´s central bank cut its forecast for economic growth and investment this year and warned that a recovery in business confidence was essential for a pick-up in the second half. Gross domestic product will rise 2.25 percent to 3.25 percent, compared ...
Unlocking Investment for Sustainable Growth and Jobs
This year's OECD Ministerial Council Meeting, which we are honoured to chair, will address the issue of investment. The timing could not be better. Growth prospects have improved, but there is still a lot of work to be done. Investment has been hit ...
China ramps up investment in the US
Between the 1980s and 2000s, the U.S. pumped a huge amount of foreign direct investment into China, but that investment moved largely in one direction. It wasn't until recent years that China began returning the favor, as its economy became more ...
Nevada legalizes sports betting investment funds
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed a bill into law Tuesday that will give out-of-state residents access to the Nevada's licensed sportsbooks through sports betting investment funds. Senate Bill 443 allows Nevada business entities to apply for ...
Tendr Is Tinder For Finding Your Next Equity Crowdfunding Investment
Q: What do you get when you combine the swipe-to-like mechanism, popularized by dating app Tinder, with a wealth of potential equity crowdfunding investment opportunities? A: an aggregator-sorter app called Tendr, that's launched in the U.K. today (on ...
Texas investment firm eyeing Charlotte for East Coast operation, new building
Dimensional Fund Advisors, an investment firm based in Austin, Texas, is eyeing Charlotte for an East Coast operation, and the company is working with real estate firm Cousins Properties Inc. on a build-to-suit office project that could total more than ...
Two Harbors Investment Corp: Dividends Yields And Leverage (TWO)
Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE:TWO) is an interesting mREIT that regularly leaves me with mixed feelings. Each time I look at it, I see things that are wonderful and things that are not. The result is one of the few mREITs that I have a hard time ...
Investment council shifts portfolio in reaction to PERS decision
After the Oregon Legislature made those cost-saving reductions in 2013, the system was funded at 98 percent, according to Callan, the San Francisco firm that works with the Oregon Investment Council. The court's decision will reduce that funding level ...
Utility investment in energy efficiency increases, but we need more
Investment is somewhat tilted toward residential customers. Electric and natural gas utilities in 2013 split their spending on energy efficiency programs 50/50 between residential and business customers, while residential customers are responsible for ...
Alibaba Expands Into Financial News With China Media Investment
Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. is paying 1.2 billion yuan ($193.5 million) for a stake in one of China's most influential business media companies, as the e-commerce company expands into financial-information services. China Business News, a television ...
New investment fund aims at growing tech business
Next Frontier Capital, founded and managed by Will Price, established the fund with backing from investors in “top technology, investment and venture capital firms,” according to a news release. The goal of the firm is to help grow new companies in ...
N.J. Senate committee holding hearing on public sector pension investment fees ...
N.J. Senate committee holding hearing on public sector pension investment fees ...
Peter Fenton's latest investment is a database startup called Cockroach
Cockroach Labs, the startup behind an open source database called CockroachDB, announced today that Benchmark has led the startup's first round of funding, a series A totaling $6.25 million. Highly regarded Benchmark investor Peter Fenton is joining ...
TRLPC: Record M&A fuels investment grade loan issuance
Leveraged deals are taking a backseat to investment grade deals, however, as corporations with strong balance sheets and huge amounts of cash on their books are beating out sponsors already burdened by the constraint of leveraged lending guidance that ...
Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America
Foreign Direct Investment, Latin America A Venezuelan worker assembles a motorcycle made of Chinese parts at the Empire Keeway factory in Charallave, outside Caracas December 14, 2011. Every time that Beijing turns the gear of their loans to Caracas, ...
Mercer: Limiting climate change would have no negative impact on investment ...
Mercer: Limiting climate change would have no negative impact on investment ...
Lavu expecting big investment
The company has been trying to raise a series A round of investment. No public information about those efforts are yet available, and Lim declined to discuss it with the Journal. But Lim told the AED luncheon that he was dealing with about five lawyers ...
Surging Chinese investment has widespread global impact, especially ...
Surging Chinese investment has widespread global impact, especially ...
SoftBank investment values Clash of Clans maker Supercell at astonishing $5.5B
The venture capital investors sold half their stakes back then, and they've now for the most part exited the investment. Most of the rest of the 28 percent or so ownership that SoftBank doesn't own is held in the hands of Supercell's management and ...
Ron Cook: Lemieux, Burkle never got full return for Penguins' investment on ...
Ron Cook: Lemieux, Burkle never got full return for Penguins' investment on ...
Are Your Investment Advisor's Fees Going to Coal Mining?
If you have an account with one of the large brokerage firms out there, like Morgan Stanley or Chase, you may think, “Oh well, my small amount of assets can't amount to these companies doing harm to the planet.” Think again. Most investment advisors at ...
Baidu Leads $11.5M Investment In Startup That Provides WiFi For China's ...
Baidu Leads $11.5M Investment In Startup That Provides WiFi For China's ...
HSBC Seen Cutting Investment Banking, With Equities at Risk
HSBC Holdings Plc is poised to announce deeper cuts at its investment bank as part of a plan to revive profitability that Chief Executive Officer Stuart Gulliver will present next week. Foreign exchange and rates trading may be prioritized because they ...