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$100 Billion ATP Fund Refines Risk With New Investment Model
ATP, which oversees about $100 billion in assets, wants to do away with the five risk classes it has used in its investment portfolio since 2006 and replace them with a factor-based strategy. The plan, which still needs to be approved by ATP's board ...
Afrikan Black Coalition denounces UC investment in private corrections companies
On Monday, a universitywide group of black student organizations denounced the University of California's investment in private corrections companies, calling for divestment and investment strategy reforms. The Afrikan Black Coalition, or ABC ...
Yale investment model difficult to imitate
Economists and financial commentators are fond of using Swensen's successful investment strategies as a model for private investment, recommending that individuals imitate Yale to grow their own wealth. A Nov. 20 article titled “Three Lessons from Yale ...
Platt's BlueCrest to Return All Outside Client Money: Will Become Private ...
Platt's BlueCrest to Return All Outside Client Money: Will Become Private ...
How to Extend Your Investment Portfolio's Life Span
"Retirement and retirement planning look very different today than just 10 years ago," says Stephanie Mackara, principal wealth advisor at Charleston Investment Advisors in Charleston, South Carolina. Today's retirees must be more self-reliant. "The ...
CEOs' Economic Outlook Dims as More Plan to Pull Back Investment
Chief executives' view of the U.S. economy dimmed in recent months, a factor causing business leaders to pull back on plans to invest in their companies. CEOs' outlook on the economy declined for the third straight quarter, according to a Business ...
Corporate Investment Is Down: But So What, As Apple Proves
One of the things that people like to worry about at the moment is that corporate investment, even corporate reinvestment, is down. This is held to a signal of a very serious problem to come. Larry Summers likes to talk about secular stagnation ...
SEC alleges bitcoin investment was Ponzi scheme
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged two bitcoin mining companies and their founder on Tuesday with defrauding investors. The SEC's complaint accuses Homero Joshua Garza and his firms of running a Ponzi scheme that used “mining” for ...
Why Business Investment Is Slumping in Five Charts
U.S. business investment advanced just 2.2% from a year earlier in the third quarter, a slowdown that marks one of the worse performances of the six-year-old economic expansion. The trend seems at odds with ultralow interest rates, consistent hiring ...
Opinion: Hillary Clinton's investment plan boosts economy, creates jobs
She is copying Sanders assiduously with policies that are a bit more modest, considerably more detailed, but on balance much better than anything the amateurs who are contesting the Republican nomination can offer. Infrastructure investment is not ...
JPMorgan's 10 emerging market investing themes for 2016
The good news: A turbulent year for emerging markets (EM) that saw assets from Jakarta to Johannesburg get walloped is coming to an end. The bad news: Prospects for 2016 do not look very appealing either, according to JPMorgan. In its 2016 emerging ...
Fitch Affirms Beijing Infrastructure Investment at 'A+'/Stable
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) HONG KONG, December 02 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co Ltd's (BII) Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'A+' and ...
Business Investment Blues
Business investment is critical to the economy. Our economy consists of about 70% consumer spending, 20% government spending, and 10% investment spending. But that 10% is the basis for future economic growth. This is how companies make ...
Africa: Chinese Investment - Why the Buck Stops With African Governments
Chinese firms have invested in natural resources in low- and middle-income countries on a global scale. These include mining operations and large hydropower dams. Often these projects have environmental and social implications. There are a range of ...
LeBron James' Uninterrupted gets $15.8M investment from Warner Bros., Turner ...
LeBron James' Uninterrupted gets $15.8M investment from Warner Bros., Turner ...
CityFunders Unveils Investment in New York City's Crown Heights Neighborhood
On Wednesday, real estate crowdfunding platform CityFunders announced the debut of an investment property located in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. The new property will be launched with the website's new investment program, ...
For Jeb Bush, little return on investment in TV ads
DUBUQUE, Iowa -- Jeb Bush and his allies are spending circles around his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination. Yet for all the money they've invested - $26 million on television ads alone - they've yet to see a substantial return. Having ...
Buffett's Investment Managers Posting More Gains Than Losses in 2015
The two investors Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) hired several years ago to help manage and eventually take over Berkshire Hathaway BRK.B +%'s portfolio had a fantastic start, with returns reminiscent of their boss' virtuosity. But recent results ...
America's Investment Crisis is Getting Worse
During the most recent recession, the decline in business investment was far deeper than any experienced since the Depression. But the ensuing rebound was more tepid than other bounce backs. Capital expenditures, excluding aircraft and defense, grew at ...
Leno: Which futuristic car is the best investment?
Making money in life rests largely on being able to predict the future — at least, it does if you're picking stocks. The same can be said for motor companies, whose concepts are not always a reflection of the present, but of what's to come. In the ...
Investors are grading advisers on investment skill — and advisers might not ...
Investors are grading advisers on investment skill — and advisers might not ...
MAD Greens receives $13M investment from Coors family
The fast-casual MAD Greens concept has received a $13 million second serving from an investment group led by the Coors family that will pave the way for the chain to double in size next year, company executives said Tuesday. The $13 million investment ...
Exclusive: Barclays' boss wants Blythe Masters to run investment bank - source
L) Chief Executive Jes Staley approached his former JPMorgan colleague Blythe Masters about running the British bank's investment bank division, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. But Masters told Reuters she was fully committed to ...
Investors sue state over failed beef plant investment
Sioux Falls attorney Steven Sandven filed the suit in Hughes County circuit court against the state's economic development arm and SD Investment Fund LLC 6, the fund created for the investment. Also named are SDRC Inc., the private company that helped ...
Barclays' new CEO wants 'Queen of Commodities' Blythe Masters to run its ...
Barclays' new CEO wants 'Queen of Commodities' Blythe Masters to run its ...
The foreign investment tax advisers should pay attention to
The foreign investment tax advisers should pay attention to. Taxes levied on foreign stock dividends can be recouped, but it makes most sense for high-net-worth clients with multimillion-dollar positions. Dec 2, 2015 @ 3:35 pm. By Greg Iacurci. Share ...
Middle East investment in US property rises as returns drag at home
Investment from wealthy families and their business holdings is growing, driven in part by rising geopolitical tensions, the plunge in oil prices and the search for better returns abroad. Weaker growth and reduced opportunities at home have also driven ...
Seamless Medical wins $2.5 M venture investment
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Santa Fe-based Seamless Medical Systems has closed on another $2.5 million venture investment to ramp up marketing of its iPad system for patient check-ins and doctor follow-ups at healthcare clinics nationwide. The company ...
Turkmenistan should ease gas investment rules, US official says
Dec 3 Turkmenistan should consider easing its rules on foreign investment in natural gas as it looks to develop the world's fourth largest reserves amid rising competition, according to a senior U.S. official. Ashgabat has long refused to sign ...
Bill Gross is tired of the news (or something like that)
He's also tired of central bank policies that have kept interest rates, in his view, artificially low. These two are somehow related. In his latest investment outlook, Janus Capital's Gross begins with six science facts that he thinks are amazing ...
Chiron Investment Management Launches Chiron Capital Allocation Fund; Bolsters ...
Chiron Investment Management Launches Chiron Capital Allocation Fund; Bolsters ...
The Morning Download: Deutsche Bank Says Big Data Has Been Good Investment
Good morning. The business case for using Big Data is often called into question, but Deutsche Bank AG says it's capturing a return on the technology investment. Reuters reports that Deutsche Bank Chief Data Officer JP Rangaswami said better and ...
North Texas Man Gets 7 Years In Oil, Gas Investment Scam
DALLAS (AP) – A North Texas man who ran an oil and gas investment scam has been sentenced to seven years in prison and must repay nearly $8.8 million. Brian J. Polito of Allen was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Dallas. Polito in May pleaded ...
Alibaba Investment Arm Will Enter The Steel Trading Business
An investment arm of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) inked a new partnership with a major state-backed metals trader to jointly invest in an e-commerce platform for steel products. Alibaba's Hangzhou Ali Venture Capital will invest 317 million ...
Stock tips! Investment Roundtable is (almost) here
Hear from Wall Street's best and brightest: Top strategists and money managers from Goldman Sachs, T. Rowe Price, BlackRock, Wells Fargo and Edward Jones gather Friday for USA TODAY's 20th Investment Roundtable. Go to usatoday.com/money that ...
Crashing Investment, Not Saudi Market Manipulation, Will Drive The Next Oil Spike
Higher oil prices will indeed be in our future, but the cause is more likely to be closer to home: The huge drop-off in investment in big conventional oil projects outside of the Middle East. Less likely is a Saudi-led clampdown on OPEC production ...
Uber Valuation Put at $62.5 Billion After a New Investment Round
Lyft, another ride-hailing start-up, is in talks to raise a further $500 million in funding, according to four people briefed on the round, which could value the company at roughly $4 billion. Didi Kuaidi, to date, has raised more than $4 billion in ...
Streator investment group featured in Better Investing magazine
Four members of the Streator Business and Professional Women Organization later met for dinner and discussed starting an investment group. They carried their idea to friends and members of BPW and Zonta, both service organizations in Streator. The idea ...
Google Ramps Up Investment In Renewables With Its Largest-Ever Clean Energy ...
Google Ramps Up Investment In Renewables With Its Largest-Ever Clean Energy ...
Coca-Cola's Indonesia Investment Slows to a Drip
The investment was earmarked to boost capital expenditure in Indonesia, lifting production capacity, expanding warehouses and adding coolers at retail outlets. Indonesia, a country of 250 million people where the beverages market is still in early ...
Psychonauts 2 Announced, Gives Gamers Investment Opportunities
This arrangement allows ​you to share in the sales of this game on all platforms through​ your investment in our "Series Grasslands Preferred Stock", which is directly tied to the distribution rights for the life of the game," a description on the site ...
COP 21: Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA) Announces INDCs ...
COP 21: Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA) Announces INDCs ...
Supplying demand
A chronic shortfall in investment is part of the secular stagnation thesis, which says a surplus of savings over investment will cause a persistent demand shortfall, keeping growth stagnant and interest rates low. In a recent column in the Financial ...
NY comptroller's new investment strategy favors companies with lower carbon ...
NY comptroller's new investment strategy favors companies with lower carbon ...
Exclusive: Hawkins and Sawiris forge investment partnership, with Adidas in sights
The long-term venture between Sawiris and fellow billionaire Hawkins, founder of the employee-owned global investment firm, combines their personal wealth as well as cash from third-party investors, according to a source familiar with the matter. The ...
Barclays Said to Plan Further 20% Investment Bank Job Cuts
Barclays Plc may cut an additional 20 percent of investment bank staff, with most of the losses in Asia and the global cash equities business, as Chief Executive Officer Jes Staley seeks to shore up profitability, according to people with knowledge of ...
Exploring Charlie Munger's Daily Journal Investment Portfolio
The last bit is quite interesting, given that Munger runs the investment portfolio for the company. It's a rare look into the investment decision making of a great mind. The portfolio began at just under $16 million in 2009, and was executed in typical ...
A public investment in low-income homeowners and renters
“With this new development,” Bowser said in a news release, “we are driving private investment to the St. Elizabeths East campus, boosting the local economy, creating hundreds of jobs, and putting more District residents on their pathways to the middle ...
Investment guidelines still relevant
Before investing in any stock, bond or investment product, you should fully understand the potential risks and returns, the cost to buy and sell, any limitations or penalties to access your money and how the investment will be taxed. If an investment ...
Southwest's Impressive Investment Flight
In the investment world, the airline industry often catches the brunt of playful jokes. Take this quip from Richard Branson as an example: "If you want to be a Millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch an airline." Or this wisecrack from ...