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Investors in the highest tax bracket would earn 4.40% after tax on these instruments

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His advice echoes the thoughts of another legendary investor, Warren Buffett.

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In the third round of lockdown, our challenge has been to restart the economy.

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Industry trackers say many PE funds have reached out to independent valuers to determine the percentage of write downs and how much they must provide for that.

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The latest inflow comes after two consecutive months of huge withdrawals.

08 May, 2020, 04.41 PM IST

Vista Equity Partners will invest Rs 11,367 crore in Jio Platforms for a 2.32% stake.

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A weakened liquidity profile will be leading to a ratings downgrade.

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From ‘negative’ screening, it has evolved to ‘positive’ screening.

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As per the press release Silver Lake paid a premium over and above the investment made by Facebook.

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Being hedged against all kinds of risks, all the time will adversely impact returns.

02 May, 2020, 06.56 PM IST

Investors should be in wait-and-watch mode and can can selectively look at booking profits.

02 May, 2020, 11.59 AM IST

Shah said one can predict the rationality of value, but can’t predict the irrationality of fear.


Morning Consult raises $31m investment | News

Morning Consult raises $31m investment | News

US – Data intelligence company Morning Consult has secured $31m in Series A funding, in a round led by Lupa Systems and Advance Venture Partners.

Morning Consult’s survey research platform has access to 100 million people globally and collects 15,000 daily interviews.

Launched in 2014, the company is headquartered in Washington, DC and has offices in New York, Chicago and San Francisco.

Morning Consult offers brand tracking, an economic intelligence tool that provides data on consumer confidence, and polling service Morning Consult Political Intelligence.

Michael Ramlet, co-founder and chief executive, Morning Consult said in a blog post: “This investment will expand our international data collection to more than 10 million survey interviews collected annually and accelerate the development of industry leading artificial intelligence and machine learning applications for communications, marketing, insights, and strategy executives.”


Author: Liam Kay

News Archives

News Archives

May 14, 2020

Hybrid Ambassador Advisors used 12b-1 funds instead of less costly versions

May 14, 2020

Stan Druckenmiller, Paul Singer and Paul Tudor Jones are among the heavyweights voicing doubts about the markets or the economy

May 13, 2020

The regulator often includes the fees among its annual examination priorities, however they were not on the list this year

May 13, 2020

Strong relative performance during the latest test of market turmoil is moving ESG closer to the mainstream

May 13, 2020

State and local government pension plans lost about 13% during the first quarter

May 13, 2020

Firm is looking to hire now before site is completed

May 13, 2020

Investors are still worried about the market, but trading in 401(k) plans favored equities on most days in April

May 13, 2020

Sales of nontraded REITs crashed in April, falling to just $310 million

May 13, 2020

In-person sessions, suspended during the pandemic, allow for better presentation of evidence and arguments, they say

May 13, 2020

‘Through-retirement’ target-date funds for those near retirement saw bigger losses this year than ‘to-retirement’ products of the same vintage


Port of Esbjerg Getting EUR 134 Million Investment for Offshore Wind Facilities

Port of Esbjerg Getting EUR 134 Million Investment for Offshore Wind Facilities

Nordic infrastructure fund Infranode is preparing an investment of up to DKK 1 billion (circa EUR 134 million) for new infrastructure facilities at the Danish port of Esbjerg which will be used for the offshore wind industry.

The investment will go into port facilities for storage, preassembly and manufacturing of components for offshore wind turbines.

“This investment is part of our strategy of being a long-term partner to the public sector in the green transition currently unfolding in Denmark and throughout the Nordic region, and we look forward to investing in more Danish infrastructure projects,” said Joel Löfroth, who is in charge of Infranode’s activities in Denmark.

According to the port of Esbjerg, investment will be made available gradually and are expected to create as many as 2,000 new jobs.

“We have a really strong platform in Esbjerg and in all of Denmark in terms of the green energy potential. The physical settings are in place at the port of Esbjerg, and this agreement will set the base for the necessary financial capabilities for unlocking the huge potential so we can establish the necessary production capacity,” said Port Esbjerg CEO Dennis Jul Pedersen.

Header photo: Port of Esbjerg


Author: Nadja Skopljak

After White House pressure, US fund halts China stock investments

After White House pressure, US fund halts China stock investments

In the wake of White House pressure, an independent board charged with overseeing billions in federal retirement dollars announced on Wednesday that it would indefinitely delay plans to invest in some Chinese companies.

In a statement, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) cited a “meaningfully different economic environment” due to the coronavirus pandemic and the nomination of new board members to explain the deferral.

The FRTIB oversees the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), a retirement savings fund for federal employees and members of the military, which includes a $40bn international fund. This year the fund was slated to begin tracking an index that includes Chinese companies under scrutiny in Washington.

The administrators froze the plan days after the Trump administration told it to “halt all steps” tied to shifting its $40bn international fund to track the MSCI All Country World ex-U.S.A. Investable Market Index.
Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who had co-sponsored unsuccessful legislation to prevent the investment change, hailed the decision.

“It’s reckless to prop up companies that threaten United States interests and values, and it would be particularly egregious to do so with the hard-earned savings of federal workers,” she said. “Today’s reversal sends a clear message to China that there are consequences for its malign behaviour.”

The decision marks a win for China hawks in Washington, who have taken advantage of deteriorating relations with Beijing over the origins of the coronavirus to push measures that are tough on China.

The Trump administration recently released rules to make it tougher to export certain types of advanced technology to China and is accelerating efforts to remove global industrial supply chains from China.

President Donald Trump has accused Beijing of failing to alert the world about the severity and scope of the virus, which has killed more than 80,0000 people in the US and originated in the city of Wuhan, China, late last year. China has denied the accusations.

The FRTIB decided in 2017 to make the investment shift in the second half of 2020 to boost returns, a decision hailed by unions arguing federal workers should have the same rights as other employees to invest in emerging market indexes that include China.

But China hard-liners in Washington pushed back, arguing that US federal employee pension dollars should not fund firms such as aircraft and avionics company Aviation Industry Corp of China, which supplies China’s military, as well as surveillance company Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co Ltd, which was sanctioned by Washington for human rights abuses.

They also pointed to a heightened risk for investors, since Chinese companies do not have to comply with strict US financial disclosure rules.

After legislation to prevent the investment shift languished in Congress last year, China hawks made a successful last-ditch effort to convince the White House to halt the investment plans earlier this year.

It culminated in the nomination by Trump this month of three individuals to the five-member board, and a letter from Labor Department Secretary Eugene Scalia. The secretary oversees the board, exhorting it to halt the investment preparations. Scalia has no authority to stop the investments under US rules.

Trillions of dollars worldwide passively track benchmarks which are compiled by third-party index providers based on a range of criteria, including companies’ market capitalisation, as opposed to fund managers picking the stocks themselves.


Author: 13 May 2020 19:19 GMT

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