Investment Managers


John C. Bogle, Founder of Financial Giant Vanguard, Is Dead at 89
The New York Times

John C. Bogle in 2017. He built the Vanguard Group on the belief that over the long term, most investment managers cannot outperform the broad market averages. more…

How China is radically reinventing urban architecture to go green

China is a land of contrasts. The rural parts of the country are known for beautiful, green expanses. China’s cities are breathtaking in a more literal sense. It’s common to see people on the streets wearing face masks to avoid breathing dangerously polluted … more…

#6 on the Franchise 500: Culver's Succeeds By Investing In Managers

At the #6 company on our Franchise 500 list, a mentorship program focuses on turning store managers into franchisees -- and it's fueling growth. more…

To Make 1-800-Got-Junk A Success, Its Founder Had To Rethink Everything (Including Himself)

1-800-Got-Junk was a runaway success, so much so that founder Brian Scudamore didn't know how else to grow. So he considered: what other services do my customers need? more…

$5 billion hedge fund Jana Partners is cutting its stock-picking funds to double down on shaking up companies
Business Insider

$5 billion hedge fund manager Jana Partners is cutting two funds focused on traditional stock-picking strategies to focus on activism, according to a letter seen by Business Insider. The firm has a $1.5 billion activist fund, Jana Strategic Investment fund, a… more…

A turbulent market led to one 'big surprise' last quarter that gave the world's biggest asset manager a huge boost (BLK)
Business Insider

The record amount of new money BlackRock absorbed into its exchange-trade-funds platform, iShares, in the fourth quarter was driven in part by market volatility, chief executive officer Larry Fink said on Wednesday's earnings call. Lower returns led investors… more…

3 top crypto investors give their 2019 predictions for cryptocurrency
Business Insider

The cryptocurrency market was in disarray last year, but that doesn't mean the crypto world is all doom and gloom. Business Insider gathered comments from three prominent crypto investors to get a sense of the big developments and trends they expect to see in… more…

Bank of America asked a group of investors overseeing $645 billion how companies should be spending their money — and the responses show just how scared they are of a credit meltdown
Business Insider

Investors are demanding changes to how companies spend their money amid concerns about excessive corporate debt. Two telling responses in Bank of America Merrill Lynch's monthly survey of fund managers help to quantify their concern. A recession is not the on… more…

The world is swimming in $244 trillion of debt
Business Insider

Global debt is hovering near an all-time high at $244 trillion, the Institute of International Finance said in a new report. The corporate sector has accounted for a third of global debt growth since 2016, placing the ratio of corporate debt to gross domestic… more…

Three Mark's, two Rob's, one Rich: Meet the 6 potential successors to replace Larry Fink as head of the world's largest asset manager
Business Insider

Six BlackRock executives are in line to replace chief executive officer Larry Fink – who has made no public plans to retire. One of these potential successors, Mark Wiedman, was promoted to a new role last week. This prompted speculation about who could event… more…

These are the 577 positions SpaceX is cutting at its headquarters in a major round of layoffs
Business Insider

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, is laying off about 10% of its workforce. In a notice required by California law, the company said it's eliminating 577 positions at its headquarters in Los Angeles. Business Insider compiled that layoff data i… more…

Will Stablecoins Solve Entrepreneurs' Biggest Problem?

Maybe you've never heard of them, but pay attention: This cryptocurrency, backed by traditional currency, could solve a lot of your problems. more…

Ford Formally Announces a Partnership With Volkswagen, But Its Stock Price Still Falls

Ford announces it will miss its fourth-quarter earnings estimates. more…

China’s tropical island, Hainan, wants to be the top spot for foreign tech startups

In the face of increased economic pressure from the U.S., China recently launched an initiative to build an innovation community in Hainan. more…

John Bogle, Vanguard Group Inc. Founder, Dies at 89

John Bogle, founder of Vanguard Group Inc., leader in financial planning prowess and popularized low-cost index mutual fund, died at age 89. more…

The real reason why Arsenal can only sign loan players

You can trace Arsenal's financial difficulties back to last year when the club signed expensive players who've yet to live up to their price tags. more…

Extra: Mark Teixeira Full Interview

A conversation with former Major League Baseball player and current ESPN analyst Mark Teixeira, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “The Hidden Side of Sports.” The post Extra: Mark Teixeira Full Interview appeared first on Freakonomics. more…

Why the stock market is headed for a swift recovery
USA Today

Everywhere I look, people seek negatives and ignore positives. When that happens, better times lie ahead for the stock market. more…

Pain spreads from shutdown

![Figure][1]</img> Furloughed from his work on rocket tests, NASA contractor Jack Lyons spends time in his workshop making props for marching bands. PHOTO: AP PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN No paychecks. No experiments. No reviews of grant applications. And no stink … more…

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