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Tag Archives: investment management
#thanksobama US unemployment has dropped from 10% in late 2009 to 5.5% in February 2015, and the US Dollar is on a record growth streak. While that is good news for US firms and US investors looking to acquire ex-US, … Continue reading
“A number of good things happened at Berkshire last year (including $24 billion in net gains), but let’s first get the bad news out of the way.” That’s how Buffett starts his 2012 annual letter to shareholders. His top three … Continue reading
The picture is simple. Sovereign funds, in Asia-Pacific and the world at large, act as a leading indicators for the investment management industry. They have long-term capital to play with and are willing to take calculated risks in alignment (hopefully) … Continue reading
The era of multi-convergence. We have seen KKR/Schwab, GCS/ICBC/Dexia, Franklin Templeton/K2, Principal/Liongate, and many more examples of traditional and alternative convergence. This week BlackRock bought private equity real estate firm MGPA to boost its Asia and Europe presence, doubling its … Continue reading
Leaving aside that Goldman got in trouble for preparing for trouble in the aftermath of Sandy, the firm reported strong quarterly results. 850+ billion in investment management assets, over $8 billion in net revenues, with over $4 billion in institutional … Continue reading