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How Jeff Immelt’s Courtship Of An Activist Investor Backfired For GE Shareholders – Antoine Gara

When hedge fund Trian Partners in October 2015 disclosed a $2.5 billion investment in General Electric GE -1.85% in support of Jeff Immelt’s efforts to reshape the conglomerate, it was the culmination of a multiyear effort by GE’s then-CEO. Two years prior, Immelt had invited Trian’s billionaire cofounder Nelson Peltz to speak at a corporate offsite … Continue reading How Jeff Immelt’s Courtship Of An Activist Investor Backfired For GE Shareholders – Antoine Gara

Dubai Emerging Market Maverick Abraaj Gets A Lifeline – Kenneth Rapoza

The past 12 months weren’t great for emerging markets—but it’s been far worse for Dubai-based private equity firm Abraaj Group and its founder Arif Naqvi. Bad fortune of being in the wrong place with the wrong people at the wrong time, including a scandal at a key lender, is what did them in. Its fall from being a … Continue reading Dubai Emerging Market Maverick Abraaj Gets A Lifeline – Kenneth Rapoza

Investor: Value of Crypto Dropped, But Ecosystem and Industry are Growing Rapidly – Joseph Young

In the past seven days, the valuation of the crypto market dropped from $184 billion to $138 billion, by more than $46 billion. The cryptocurrency market experienced one of the worst weekly sell-offs in all of 2018, and the prices of major digital assets like Bitcoin have dropped by around 75 percent to 85 percent … Continue reading Investor: Value of Crypto Dropped, But Ecosystem and Industry are Growing Rapidly – Joseph Young

The Nigerian Serial Entrepreneur Who Built A $14 Million Mobile VAS Content Business – Mfonobong Nsehe

Nigerian-born serial entrepreneur John Orajiaka, 43, is the founder of Adnol Multimedia a $14 million (annual revenues) Pan-African value-added telecommunication service provider. Active in more than ten African countries including Nigeria, South Africa, Liberia, Cameroon, Rwanda and Swaziland, Adnol Multimedia provides everything from basic messaging and voice applications to digital lifestyle solutions using short codes … Continue reading The Nigerian Serial Entrepreneur Who Built A $14 Million Mobile VAS Content Business – Mfonobong Nsehe

Forex Dollar on Track for Weekly Gain on Upbeat U.S. Data, Sterling Slump – Investing Guru

The dollar rose against its competitors Thursday as largely bullish financial statistics reaffirmed investor expectations that the U.S. economy stays on solid foundation, even though a slump in the pound also lifted sentiment. The, which steps the greenback against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, climbed by 0.26percent to 96.91. A deluge of financial … Continue reading Forex Dollar on Track for Weekly Gain on Upbeat U.S. Data, Sterling Slump – Investing Guru

Billionaire’s Secret Buyout Formula: 110 Instructions and an Intelligence Test – Miriam Gottfried & Laura Cooper

Billionaire investor Robert Smith believes corporate buyouts can be reduced to a formula. His private-equity firm, Vista Equity Partners, has codified that notion into 110 acronym-heavy directives known as Vista Best Practices. They are secret—stored on a company server that makes a record every time anyone downloads or prints them. Target companies must have “critical … Continue reading Billionaire’s Secret Buyout Formula: 110 Instructions and an Intelligence Test – Miriam Gottfried & Laura Cooper

Midas List Europe: Meet The Best VC Investors In European Tech For 2018 – Alex Konrad

With Europe’s tech scene on the rise, a select group of venture capital investors are proving that you don’t need to be in Silicon Valley to build a golden startup portfolio. The 25 investors of the second-ever Midas Europe List have produced returns that stand up worldwide. They’ve backed public-company success stories like payments company … Continue reading Midas List Europe: Meet The Best VC Investors In European Tech For 2018 – Alex Konrad

Here’s How Stocks Perform After Every Midterm Election Since World War II – Stephen McBride

As you likely know from the lawn signs dotting American neighborhoods, midterm elections take place this Tuesday. If the polls are correct, President Trump and Republicans are in big trouble. There’s an 85% chance Democrats will seize control of the House of Representatives from Republicans, according to statistical analysis firm FiveThirtyEight. This is causing bigtime … Continue reading Here’s How Stocks Perform After Every Midterm Election Since World War II – Stephen McBride

Bridgewater’s New Brain: A Millennial Woman Is Blazing To The Top Of The World’s Largest Hedge Fund – Nathan Vardi

In August, Karen Karniol-Tambour warned that the U.S. stock market was priced for perfection, making it vulnerable to the sort of sell-off that took place in October. While convinced that in the long term investors need more exposure to Chinese markets, as of late October she wasn’t bullish about China for the short term, either. … Continue reading Bridgewater’s New Brain: A Millennial Woman Is Blazing To The Top Of The World’s Largest Hedge Fund – Nathan Vardi

3 Things To Watch Following McDonald’s Q3 Earnings – Alicia Kelso

With global comp sales up 4.2% and U.S. comp sales up 2.4%, McDonald’s turned in a strong third quarter, and investors are happy for now. But we all know that running a restaurant chain is about more than just making investors happy, right? Beyond the financials, a number of narratives emerged during the company’s earnings … Continue reading 3 Things To Watch Following McDonald’s Q3 Earnings – Alicia Kelso

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