Stan Choe, Ap Business Writer Updated 6:38 am PDT, Wednesday, October 2, 2019 NEW YORK (AP) — Investors should be used to all this dizziness — they're certainly getting enough practice. Investments around the world veered sharply up, down and back again last quarter amid worries President Donald Trump's trade war and the slowing global economy could sink the United States into recession. The fury didn't amount to much in the end, though, at least for investors who resisted the temptation to sell during the tumult. The largest funds mostly ended the July-September quarter with modest gains or losses. It's the latest test of patience for fund investors, who've been thrown into the spin cycle after years of relatively placid and strong returns. MBA BY THE BAY: Find out how an MBA could change your life with SFGATE's interactive directory of Bay Area MBA programs. Consider the largest mutual fund by assets, Vanguard's Total Stock Market Index fund, … [Read more...] about When the spin cycle is the status quo: 3Q fund review
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0 Have your say Barring a meteoric gaffe from Boris which causes his own campaign to veer off the rails it looks like he is set to be our next Prime Minister. His leadership rivals have been keen to point out how he once said “**** business” as a sign that he is not a true Conservative and a threat to the free market system. What people often forget is that there is a big difference between being pro-business and pro-free market. Many of the chattering classes often forget this. There is also a big difference between an entrepreneur who risks everything to be a success and a career manager promoted into a top role. Most people will rightly sympathise with Boris’s views when they see people like the former Persimmon CEO Jeff Fairburn claiming an eye wateringly greedy £75m bonus while many of my generation struggle to get on the housing ladder or when they see workers at Amazon fulfilment centres not being allowed to take bathroom … [Read more...] about Yorkshire needs Boris as PM to disrupt the stagnant status quo
To ignore or fear change is folly for your business. Ivan Misner Published 10:30 am CDT, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Photo: 10'000 Hours | Getty Images Photo: 10'000 Hours | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: 10'000 Hours | Getty Images Manage the Status Quo or Lead the Disruption 1 / 1 Back to Gallery I hate change. I really do. I like the comfort and contentment that comes with a successful status quo. The problem is that a successful status quo is the present, built upon a strong past. Unfortunately, the present is not etched in stone for the future. Whether I like it or not -- the future involves change, and the change is, by nature, disruptive. The only … [Read more...] about Manage the Status Quo or Lead the Disruption
Tech companies have changed the way we chat, bank, travel and date. Are they about to disrupt capital markets too? “In [Silicon] Valley there’s always been that mentality: how do we hack Wall Street?” says Rob Kniaz, a founder of tech-focused venture capital firm Hoxton Ventures. Two weeks ago reports broke that Slack, the workplace messaging app, was planning to go public, potentially firing the starting gun on a slew of major tech company flotations in 2019. Ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft, home-sharing giant Airbnb and office space provider WeWork are among those pondering an initial public offering (IPO) in 2019. Uber’s IPO, if it happens, could see it valued in the region of $100bn (£77.6bn). But if the tech giants are to expose themselves to the scrutiny and regulation that comes with a public listing they will want to do so on their own terms. Early indications are that Slack may follow the lead of Swedish music streaming service Spotify, which … [Read more...] about Hacking Wall Street: Are tech unicorns about to disrupt stock market flotations?
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore’s CapitaLand (CATL.SI) is forking out S$6 billion ($4.4 billion) to scoop up logistics and industrial assets from state investor Temasek, in a deal the developer said would create Asia’s largest real estate investment manager. FILE PHOTO: A man passes a Capitaland logo outside an office building in the central business district in Singapore January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Edgar Su CapitaLand will buy the holding companies of the business of the Ascendas-Singbridge Group, which manages Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust (AEMN.SI), Ascendas India Trust (AINT.SI) and Ascendas Hospitality Trust (ASHP.SI), for cash and stock. Ascendas-Singbridge also manages private funds. The transaction, which will give CapitaLand exposure to high-growth technology and e-commerce sectors, marks the biggest consolidation in Singapore’s fragmented real estate investment trust sector. Temasek’s stake in CapitaLand will rise to about 51 percent … [Read more...] about CapitaLand bets on new markets with $4.4 billion Temasek real…