Tag archive for ‘Financial Services’
Jewish Business News On Sunday, October 18th, 2015

First time: SEC Publishes Private Funds Statistics Report

  The Securities and Exchange Commission staff today published a report that provides private fund industry statistics and trends, reflecting aggregated data reported by private fund advisers on Form More...

Ilan Shavit On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Renaissance Technologies to Close $1 Billion Hedge Fund

  Renaissance Technologies LLC, one of the world’s most successful and secretive hedge fund groups, with roughly $27 billion in assets, is closing an eight-year old, $1 billion portfolio, at the end More...

Niva Goldberg On Monday, October 12th, 2015

Former Bank Leumi execs to return millions in bonuses

  The independent committee appointed by Bank Leumi Le-Israel Ltd. to examine former bank officials’ responsibility for the bank’s entanglement with the US authorities recommended that top mangers More...

News Brief On Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Bill Ackman’s hedge fund had a brutal month

Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital, got pounded in September. The hedge fund was the best-performing last year, returning 40.4%. Last month the fund’s publicly traded vehicle, fell 12.5% for the More...

News On Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Norwegian bank offended Jews with ‘anti-Semitic’ credit card

One of the biggest Norwegian banks DNB has issued a credit card with a picture of “a hook-nosed Jew, laughing gleefully against a backdrop of gold coins, ” according to The Jerusalem Post. The card More...

Ilan Shavit On Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Larry Fink’s BlackRock buys robo-adviser firm FutureAdvisor for estimated $200 million

  BlackRock the world’s biggest fund manager, is buying FutureAdvisor, a company that develops robo-adviser technology, for between $150-$200 million. FutureAdvisor is reported to have $600 More...

News Brief On Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Bloomberg View: Matt Levine – Ten good things about stock market Crashes

The S&P 500 closed down 3.9 percent today, which is not great. But there seems to be a lot of very cheery news coverage of it? “Three cheers, ” says Felix Salmon. “A feature not a bug, ” says More...

Lucy P. Marcus On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Lucy P. Marcus: The Better Corporation

Around the world, the corporate governance landscape is shifting, as efforts to improve business practices and policies gain support and momentum. The wave of reform has become visible everywhere – from More...

Bloomberg On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Sons of Indicted Swiss Financial Adviser Keep Business in the Family

  For more than two decades, prosecutors allege, Swiss financial adviser Josef Beck practiced the dark art of handling dirty money. He conspired with Switzerland’s biggest bank, UBS Group AG,  More...

Jewish Business News On Monday, August 10th, 2015

Fourteen bidders were approved for the Israeli Small and Medium Business Agency’s tender

The Small and Medium Business Agency at the Ministry of Economy, together with the Budget Department in the Ministry of Finance, are leading a process for the establishment of two funds specializing in More...

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