Who’s on the move today? EIP Leading intellectual property law firm EIP has appointed Nora Fowler as an associate in the firm’s trademark team in London. Nora joins from Novagraaf UK, where she managed worldwide trademark portfolios and provided strategic advice to clients from a multitude of sectors. Nora has a wealth of experience working with clients in various stages of the trademark lifecycle; from recommending on the registrability of trademarks, to managing clients’ worldwide portfolios and advising on potential risks posed by third parties. Nora has worked across a range of client sectors from fashion brands to sports, including a Premier League football club. She has a degree in law with German law from the University of East Anglia, and a postgraduate certificate and professional certificate in trademark practice from Queen Mary University of London and Nottingham Law School respectively. She speaks fluent German and in 2017 was recommended in the Legal 500. … [Read more...] about City Moves for 19 March – who’s switching jobs at EIP, Legal & General Investment Management and Oaknorth Analytical Intelligence?
Chicago investment management firms
CHICAGO — A Chicago federal jury has convicted an investment manager of defrauding clients and lenders out of more than $10 million over more than a decade. Federal prosecutors say 53-year-old Shawn Baldwin was convicted Tuesday of seven counts of wire fraud. Authorities say he swindled 15 investors and corporate lenders when he operated investment firms in Chicago. Prosecutors allege he told victims their cash would be placed in the stock market and used in other investments, but that he instead pocketed the money for personal use. Prosecutors say he sent investors bogus account statements. Investigators say Baldwin's deceptive practices included lying about working with compliance officers and professional advisers, and minimizing actions regulators took against him. Prosecutors say the scheme last from 2006 to 2017. Baldwin is to be sentenced in July. He's from Olympia Fields, just south of Chicago. … [Read more...] about Chicago federal jury convicts investment manager of fraud
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | The Hedge Fund Manager Who Just Paid $238 Million for a Manhattan Penthouse Supported by Here’s what else we know about the billionaire Kenneth Griffin and how he spends his money (besides buying New York’s most expensive apartment). ByZach Wichter Jan. 24, 2019 Kenneth Griffin, the billionaire founder of the hedge fund Citadel, broke a real estate record on Wednesday when he closed on his purchase of a penthouse at 220 Central Park South for $238 million. It’s the highest price anyone has paid for a home in the United States, and $100 million above the previous record. He made his money as a trader Mr. Griffin’s financial career began when he was a student at Harvard, where he had a satellite dish installed on the roof of his dorm so he could trade in the relatively … [Read more...] about The Hedge Fund Manager Who Just Paid $238 Million for a Manhattan Penthouse
A Florida wealth-management firm that oversees $US500 million hires brokers who’ve had run-ins with the law or regulators. Some of the brokers reported minor infractions, such as shoplifting as a teenager, while others faced enforcement actions from groups like the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. The midsize firm’s strategy – which industry headhunters say is unique – helps it broaden the talent pool, according to its founder. One would-be broker stole two hot dogs while drunk in college. Another was fined and fired when his firm created and forced him to sell bad products to individual investors. And another racked up a dozen incidents with a financial regulatory group and nearly let his licence expire but couldn’t see what he did wrong. All had black marks on their public records. Who deserves a second chance? Ed Cofrancesco, the president of International Assets Advisory, a wealth-management firm in Orlando, Florida, said his company … [Read more...] about Meet the wealth firm that proudly hires brokers with checkered pasts — from hot-dog thieves to serial email-deleters
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Your Money Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by Wealth Matters ByPaul Sullivan Nov. 9, 2018 Steve Baird runs a Chicago real estate firm that is in its fifth generation. It’s a big operation that serves some of the nicest areas in the city and suburbs with brokerage, mortgage and title insurance services. But in running a family-owned business, Mr. Baird said, he inherited his father’s interest in investing in underserved communities. And a recent clarification of a tax incentive for so-called opportunity zones — which are aimed at encouraging substantial investment in communities that need it — has caused him to step up his efforts in these areas. “You’re going into an area that as a general rule hasn’t had any investment, and people don’t know about it,” said Mr. Baird, chief executive and president of … [Read more...] about A Big Tax Break for Socially Responsible Investing