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hbr.org December 07, 2017

Can Index Funds Be A Force For Sustainable Capitalism?

The investment industry is changing. Among other things, there is growing demand from both retail and institutional investors to align their capital with better environmental and social outcomes, and more resources going into index fund or quasi-indexing products.
Read by 58% of LPs

nitinmangalblog.wordpress.com August 23, 2017

GST - A Bull In China's Shop - Nitin Mangal's Blog

Goods and Service Tax (GST), one the biggest indirect tax reform for which India has waited for more than a decade and most of the Indian corporate as well as global conglomerate, Institutional Inves...
Read by 59% of LPs

therealdeal.com August 01, 2017

This Hedge Funder Wants Luxury Condos In Saks Fifth Avenue

Part of Saks Fifth Avenue’s Manhattan flagship store could be turned into luxury condominiums if one activist investor has his way. Jonathan Litt, who runs the hedge fund Land and Buildings, wrote a letter to Canadian retail giant Hudson’s Bay Company’s board Monday urging it to consider new directors, taking the public company private and selling off its subsidiary Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomberg reported. A Saks sale could also allow the company to turn the […]
Read by 70% of LPs

famcap.com July 17, 2017

The Digital Next Generation Approach Gets A Big Convert

Mercadona, the huge Spanish supermarket group owned by the Roig family, has launched a digital platform and employed a next gen of the family to run it.
Read by 53% of LPs

bloomberg.com July 11, 2017

Hedge-Fund Danger Alert As Canada Prepares For Retail Investors

Depending on where you stand, hedge funds either expose investors to unnecessarily high risks and costs or they give people the opportunity to diversify and profit from volatility. That’s the basis of a tussle in Canada, where the leading investment-industry watchdog opposes rules that would allow man-in-the-street investors to move into hedge funds and other alternative products such as commodities and derivatives, perhaps as soon as next year. Financial institutions say retail participation is a no-brainer. “A move from a regulatory perspective to allow retail investors access is a good thing and we’re keen to see that happen,” said Paul Taylor,...
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bloomberg.com July 11, 2017

Crispin Odey: It's Now More Likely The Market Will Crash

Crispin Odey, who made money for a second straight month by sticking to bearish equity bets, said the chance of a market crash is rising as growth slows and the Federal Reserve normalizes interest rates.
Read by 33% of LPs

nypost.com June 29, 2017

Staples Is Going Private In $6.9B Deal

Sycamore Partners said on Wednesday it would acquire office supplies chain Staples for $6.9 billion, a rare bet by a private equity firm this year in the US retail sector, which has been roiled by the popularity of internet shopping.
Read by 48% of LPs

therealdeal.com June 19, 2017

Amazon To Buy Whole Foods Can Impact RE Markets

Amazon agreed to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion in a blockbuster deal that could have a big impact on South Florida and New York’s retail real estate markets. Here's why. 
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realestate.ipe.com June 08, 2017

Palmer Capital Invests In UK Logistics For Middle Eastern Investor

<p>Palmer Capital has invested in a&nbsp;regional UK retail warehouse on behalf of a Middle Eastern investor.</p> <p>The 736,708sqft asset is fully let to UK retailer Debenhams, with 12 years remaining on the property&rsquo;s lease.</p>
Read by 58% of LPs

pulsenews.co.kr May 30, 2017

NPS To Review Investment In Social Infrastructure Projects

National Pension Service (NPS), South Korea's largest institutional investor, will be studying feasibility of backing the new administration's plan to increase spending on public welfare infrastructure such as child and senior care centers and rental homes for the low-income class as promised by new President Moon Jae-in through purchase of public debt created for the purpose.
Read by 32% of LPs