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Investment News 04/2017



City reaps $1.2M from Conrad hotel investment
The investment group—a partnership of Kite Realty Group Trust veterans Al Kite, John Kite and Tom McGowan—have made payments to the city since 2010 totaling nearly $1.2 million. The city's ownership in the newer JW Marriott, which opened in 2011, has ...
Tallying Hogan's $3 billion investment in the Chesapeake Bay
The state Senate passed a resolution last week calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to publicly oppose President Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate a $73 million federal program to oversee the Chesapeake Bay cleanup. In a letter responding to the lawmakers, ...
Video: Lebanon's Hariri to ask for '$10-12 billion' in international investment
He said he plans on asking for 10 to 12 billion dollars of investment to meet his country's needs. “We say to Europe, to the United States, to the international community: there is a country that is willing to help these refugees. What are you doing to ...
New Logan library an investment in future
Those who wish to be educated have no excuse when there is a library available to them, especially such a good library as ours (which would be much improved by a building built for the purpose). Think of this new library as an investment in the future ...
Learning from Investment History
Perhaps the most important lesson I have learned from studying investment history is not to trust what I learn from investment history. Some recent research I just completed with Rob Arnott and Vitali Kalesnik of Research Affiliates underscores this ...
BRIEF-Kuwait Finance and Investment FY profit falls
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Investment fund, irked over Trump representation, fires Morgan Lewis
A prominent, left-leaning investment fund has fired the Center City law firm of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP for its defense of President Trump's refusal to fully disengage from his business empire. H. Scott Wallace, cochair of the Wallace Global Fund ...
Is your house an investment or a lottery ticket?
People often believe homes are a better investment than they actually are. On average, home prices nationally have barely kept up with inflation since 1900, Blitzer says. Most of the nation's housing wealth is concentrated in just a few states, notably ...
How N.J.'s Israeli boycott, Iran investment bans are affecting public pensions
TRENTON -- The state Legislature passed and Gov. Chris Christie signed over the summer a law requiring New Jersey's $71.6 billion public worker pension fund divest from companies that boycott Israeli goods and businesses. As of this month, that law has ...
6 Investment Strategies For Founders Raising Funding
Marketing is evolving, and the content that's produced by you and your marketing team is no longer restricted to one department. You probably know that content can boost sales, and it plays an important role in attracting, hiring, and training the ...
In epic letter, investment fund fires law firm for enabling the Trump kleptocracy
The Wallace Global Fund is sick of pretending. In a scathing letter, the investment fund fired its elite law firm, Morgan Lewis, for its role in enabling Donald Trump to use the presidency to line his pockets. In January, Morgan Lewis partner Sheri ...
New Oregon Investment Council chairwoman wants to focus on the big picture
Rukaiyah Adams, the new chairwoman of the Oregon Investment Council, Tigard, would like the panel to focus on the big picture, including the complexity and illiquidity in its portfolios. “Are we getting what we need from the complexity of the model and ...
Bill Staton makes wise investment in recovering addicts
Bill Staton, right, a financial advisor who owns a business in SouthPark, talks with staff members at the Charlotte Rescue Mission about an online version of his book “The $50 a Month Millionaire.” Staton regular holds investment seminars at Charlotte ...
Why China Is a Healthy Investment
Over the last several months, some economists and investors have questioned the health of the Chinese economy. Although China has been a driving economic force for the last decade with significant annual increases in GDP, growth has slowed. Last year ...
Jefferies named joint broker to FTSE 100 investment trust
Jefferies has been named corporate broker to two major London-listed investment trusts, including one that entered the FTSE 100 last month. The US-based investment bank, which acquired UK broker Hoare Govett from Royal Bank of Scotland in 2012, has ...
Understanding The Amazon Investment Thesis
The following is an overview of our recently updated Amazon, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) investment thesis. (Note: the complete Amazon profile, including our Investment Thesis, Index ratings, Competitive Landscape, and Financial Analysis, is available through ...
Striking Gold: Investment platform helps maple syrup flow
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - When the ground starts to soften and the sap runs freely, Vermont's sugar houses come alive with glowing yellow windows and maple-scented steam billowing out over the road as that sap is boiled down into our favorite springtime ...
In Africa, Booming Populations Attract A Flurry Of Foreign Investment ...
In Africa, Booming Populations Attract A Flurry Of Foreign Investment ...
Canada's Executives Most Optimistic on Investment Since 2010 ...
Canada's Executives Most Optimistic on Investment Since 2010 ...
Steve Mayer founds investment bank
The investment banking firm specializes in transaction advisory services, capital raising and debt restructuring services for privately-held Midwestern manufacturing, industrial and service-based businesses with revenues between $5 million and $250 ...
How Starcom's Amanda Richman Thinks About Investment In A Digital World
Amanda Richman, president of activation and investment at Publicis Groupe's Starcom, used to mostly negotiate rates with TV networks. Today, she helps clients navigate spend on walled gardens, vet ad tech partners and use data to make smarter media ...
2 Anaheim residents face felony charges for investment scheme, documents show
Total Neoteric investor losses were $294,200, which included a $199,200 investment made by a woman in Ohio, according to Hu. Neoteric was described to investors as an "oil and gas company" that was "developing and marketing game-changing" ...
Canada's execs optimistic on investment
Canadian business sentiment continued to show signs of recovery, with executives more optimistic about investment than at any time since 2010, according to a Bank of Canada survey of corporate managers. Measures of investment, employment and sales ...
General Motors: An Undervalued High Yield Investment
Mary Barra has proven herself a competent leader by competing effectively in the present while still investing heavily in the future. Questions linger about the share price's lack-luster performance and the company's considerable debt. Using value ...
Greatest Investment Mistakes: Living in the Bubble
Today's topic is the fourth and final installment of Greatest Investment Mistakes. The first three were: not knowing when to seek professional help, leaving the stock market without returning, and listening to a single source. This column extends that ...
The Power of Humanizing Investment Advice
That's why I think an adviser needs to take the time for a deeper conversation with a client to look for little clues — and sometimes big ones — that might better reveal the best direction for the investment advice we give. For example, if we're ...
NEPC Named among Top-Ranked U.S. Institutional Investment Consultants
NEPC, LLC, one of the industry's largest independent, full-service investment consulting firms, today announced that Greenwich Associates, a global market intelligence and advisory firm, named NEPC among the top institutional investment consulting ...
Weak business investment report pulls down stocks
U.S. stocks are lower again Tuesday morning after the Commerce Department said a measurement of business investment fell in February. Banks and energy companies are taking some of the biggest losses. Stocks also fell Monday after weak car sales ...
Court Finds Intel Alternative Investment Suit Time-Barred
Court Finds Intel Alternative Investment Suit Time-Barred. The lawsuit claimed the defendants breached their fiduciary duties by investing a significant portion of the plans' assets in risky and high-cost hedge fund and private equity investments ...
Trump claims credit for Ford investment plans that predated his election
President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed direct credit for a Ford investment in the United States that was largely planned since 2015. "That was not going to happen, believe me, if I didn't win," Trump said of Ford's investment during a town hall with ...
SEC chair nominee can champion the critical role of investment funds
For more than 75 years, America's registered investment companies — including mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) — have been an essential vehicle for ordinary Americans seeking to participate in and benefit from capital markets. Our funds ...
North American deals drive global investment banking fees to ten-year high
LONDON Global investment banking fees reached a 10-year high in the first quarter of 2017 with more than half of the $24 billion in total takings coming from North America, Thomson Reuters data showed on Tuesday. The rebound in fees to pre-crisis highs ...
Marketplace Radio Laments Uber's Victims: Investment Banks
Instead, investment companies own most medallions, which bought them from retiring cab drivers through the years and saw them as a safe investment. And they were, at least until Uber came along. Most drivers rent a medallion from the investment company ...
Con Hogan: Early childhood investment is prudent
It is beginning to look like a substantial investment, proposed by Gov. Phil Scott, in early childhood education and child care will be hitting the cutting room floor in the Vermont Legislature. This is in spite of the amazing gains that children make ...
Breaking Down PacifiCorp's $3.5B Wind Power Investment Plan
PacifiCorp, the multi-state Rocky Mountain utility that's been trying to restrict third-party wind and solar contracts under federal PURPA regulations, is now planning a $3.5 billion investment of its own in a wind-powered future. In a Tuesday filing ...
Regardless of income and age, best investment strategy is to diversify
As Tax Day approaches, many Americans will be making investment decisions for retirement. Conventional wisdom holds that young investors in lower income brackets benefit the most from investing in post-tax retirement vehicles such as Roth IRAs, while ...
Euro-Area Firms Funding Investment With Their Own Cash Over Debt
The UBS analysis is backed up by a separate report from S&P Global Ratings, which points to non-financial corporations' improved balance sheets as a driver of investment growth. That reflects a better global backdrop and consistent economic growth in ...
College appoints Alice Ruth '83 as chief investment officer
Alice Ruth '83, former chief investment officer of Willett Advisors, was appointed as the College's chief investment officer on March 13. She succeeds Pamela Peedin '89 Tu'98, who served as chief investment officer for over six years, and will begin ...
Value of Trump's Golf Clubs Lags Behind Investment Surge
Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., boasts 27 holes, a three-level driving range and, since Jan. 20, a pretty decent chance weekend visitors will run into the president of the United States. Trump-branded golf properties have ...
Dividends & Income Digest: What Is The Biggest Investment Risk You've Taken?
Every issue, SA explores a dividend and income investing question and shares the responses, as well as highlights recent insightful pieces of opinion and analysis. This week, contributors answer the question: "What is the biggest investment risk you've ...
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Huntsville gaming startup lands $1 million investment to boost operations
Chrono.gg, which recently garnered a $1 million investment led by angel network AIM Group, is working to build its team, launch new services and scale operations in Huntsville. "The funding allows us to grow our team in a pretty substantial way," Sacks ...
Fed Is Expected to Pare Investment Holdings, Officials Signal
Janet L. Yellen, the Fed's chairwoman, at a news conference in Washington in March. Credit Susan Walsh/Associated Press. WASHINGTON — Most Federal Reserve officials expect the Fed to begin reducing its huge investment holdings later this year, ...
Toronto Mayor Says Hydro a 'Good Investment' for Reserve Funds
Toronto Mayor John Tory said he's confident a new investment body being set up to manage “billions of dollars" of the city's reserves would view the Toronto Hydro Corp. utility “a good investment” for Canada's biggest city. City Council last week ...
Allentown NIZ now returning state's investment
Developers pulled in nearly $34 million in tax subsidies in 2016 for building in Allentown's Neighborhood Improvement Zone, including $29.2 million that was funneled to the city's largest developer, City Center Investment Corp. For City Center, it ...
As Chinese investment in U.S. grow, so do concerns
Chinese investment in the U.S. sometimes worries some lawmakers. The recent attempt by Chinese investors to purchase Westinghouse Electric's bankrupt nuclear reactor unit is a case in point. One fear is that the Chinese could acquire sensitive ...
Ben Casnocha and Erik Torenberg are raising a $50M investment fund
A member of the founding team of Product Hunt and a LinkedIn veteran are teaming up to invest in early-stage startups. Sources tell us that Erik Torenberg, who was employee No. 1 at Product Hunt, and Ben Casnocha, who served as chief of staff and ...
Jack Ma-Backed Yunfeng's Investment Robo-App Targets the Masses
Yunfeng Financial Group Ltd., the financial services company backed by Alibaba-billionaire Jack Ma, has created a robo-advisor application to manage the wealth of regular Chinese and Hong Kong investors, a segment traditionally neglected by banks and ...
Volkswagen's required $800-million investment in California draws criticism
The controversy centers on $800 million that the company is required to spend in California to support zero-emission vehicles with charging stations and other promotional efforts such as advertising about the benefits of electric cars. The investment ...
Heathrow owner halts future UK investment over Brexit
The Spanish owner of Heathrow airport has said that uncertainty over the UK's exit from the EU has put a halt on future UK investment deals. Although investment in Heathrow is not in doubt, Ferrovial chairman Rafael del Pino said he saw "no ...