Institutional investors are turning into alternative assets. The worldwide trend of opting for investments such as property, infrastructure, private equity and hedge funds has been gathering pace since last year. The shift to alternative assets has also driven up valuations of these illiquid assets – concern over returns is starting to mount up. Alternative assets under management increasing [...]
Private equity firms are making some bold moves on the market. Analyst reporting on the industry say the sector has turned its focus on two trends: investors buying debt to go with equity positions and firms cherry-picking buyers for loans. Raising its bets Private equity firms are not just taking distressed companies private, but are also injecting loans [...]
US President Donald Trump addressed the Congress for the first time on Tuesday. His speech revived many of his campaign themes but offered little new details on policies. There were also a few major omissions during the speech – corporate tax rate cut and relaxation of financial regulation were not mentioned. Trump’s speech had a more conciliatory tone to [...]
Social media is everywhere. From hashtags on television shows to social account details on business cards, it’s impossible to escape the way it dominates our lives today. Yet, it is still a relatively unknown world for many finance professionals. Much of this is because social media takes time; something busy finance professionals often don’t have. Social media use [...]
Urs Haeusler, CEO of DealMarket was quoted by NZZ on how the small investors invest in Start-ups. Read the full article (in German) here.