Playboy is considering ending its print magazine, report says

LOS ANGELES — Newsstands soon could be stripped of one of the nation’s most iconic publications: Playboy magazine. Playboy Enterprises Inc. reportedly is considering killing the print magazine, which was started more than six decades ago by Hugh Hefner, who died in September. Famous for its racy images of naked women, the magazine launched Hefner’s Beverly… Please follow and like us:

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Your Retirement Cash May Be In The Caymans. Are You Sure You Can Get It Back?

The release of the so-called “Paradise Papers” touched off new scrutiny of how moguls, celebrities and politicians stash their cash in offshore tax havens. The practice, though, is hardly limited to the global elite. In fact, government documents show that local government officials have sent hundreds of billions of dollars of public sector workers’ retirement savings… Please follow and like us:

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Big Data Experts See New Pastures In Private Equity, Unlisted Companies

The value that can be extracted from a growing wealth of data across boundless sectors is only just beginning to be grasped. If you look at search engines, or digital commerce platforms, an almost direct relationship exists between the amount of data users willingly give up and the value this has. There is also the added… Please follow and like us:

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Is the Silicon Valley Bubble About To Pop?

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. As Facebook’s shares hit a record high, CEO Mark Zuckerburg will be patting himself on the back for bucking the trend and outperforming financial projections for eight consecutive quarters. Meanwhile, many of his competitors are worried—and they should be. While Evan Spiegel, 27-year-old CEO… Please follow and like us:

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Publicly Traded Private Equity Underperforms Peers

Analyst Note Ever since private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts tested an Amsterdam-listed fund in 2006 and competitors Fortress Investment Group and Blackstone Group went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2007, much thought has been given to how PE firms might adapt their fund structures and sources of funding, now that the public… Please follow and like us:

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Private Equity Style Returns From Japanese Value Stocks?

Private Equity Style Returns in Japanese Value Stocks? Nick Schmitz and Dan Rasmussen’s Verdad Capital Management is not your typical value fund. The firm uses a leveraged investment strategy based on the research conducted by Dan Rasmussen and his research partner Brian Chingono, which has been described as ‘the key to private equity.’ Amazingly, across the… Please follow and like us:

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Global ETFs/ETPs Now Lead Global Hedge Funds By Close To $850B AUM

ETFGI reports the global ETF/ETP Industry was 847 billion US dollars larger than the global Hedge Fund Industry at the end of Q1 2017 LONDON — May 18, 2017 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reports today that the global ETF/ETP industry with US$3.913 trillion in… Please follow and like us:

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Will Wall Street Money Turn Moderate Democrats Against Dodd-Frank?

In their yearslong quest to rescind bank regulations and oppose the Obama administration’s fiduciary rule, financial executives have at times needed the help of a group of Wall Street-friendly Democratic lawmakers to secure votes necessary to advance their agenda. Now, as those executives and Republican lawmakers seek the votes needed to help Donald Trump dismantle Dodd-Frank… Please follow and like us:

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Private Equity Transactions to Remain Robust in Seller’s Market

Morgan Stanley, Kirkland, Kekst Top Advisers in Q1 NEW YORK, May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Morgan Stanley, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and Kekst and Co. were the top advisers to the private equity industry in the first quarter of 2017, according to The Deal, a business unit of TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST). The report also found… Please follow and like us:

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Wall Street Fights States’ Effort To Tax Billionaires

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump pledged to eliminate tax provisions that allow Wall Street money managers to pay a lower tax rate on their compensation than most middle-class people pay on their income. Financial executives taking advantage of the tax maneuver “are getting away with murder,” he said. Yet since taking office — and subsequently… Please follow and like us:

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State Pension Funds Take On More Risk, Higher Fees For Worse Returns

State and locally run retirement systems are increasingly turning to alternative and complex investments to help boost returns but these decisions may not be the best for all stakeholders involved, that’s according to a new report from The Pew Charitable Trusts. The report, which is the latest in a series of reports from Pew on the… Please follow and like us:

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Deal Flow Set To Improve And IPOs To Make A Comeback

CHICAGO – Feb. 15, 2017—Last year proved to be a challenging year for the private equity (PE) industry as market instability and political uncertainty took hold worldwide. But 2017 has ushered in a more optimistic outlook, according to BDO’s Eighth Annual PErspective Private Equity Study, a survey of more than 200 fund managers across North America… Please follow and like us:

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