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How Bed Bath & Beyond ended up on the verge of bankruptcy
CNN

Bed Bath & Beyond, America's quintessential home furnishings' chain, is fighting to stay in business. more…

Analysis: Fed feeds Wall Street's soft landing hopes, though ... - Reuters
Reuters

A more dovish-than-expected message from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell stands to further boost hopes of slowing rate hikes and a so-called economic soft landing that have fueled a powerful rebound in U.S. stocks. more…

End of easy-cash era is going to hurt - Reuters
Reuters

The end of the easy-cash era is over and its impact yet to be felt on world markets, hopeful that the pain of aggressive rate hikes and high inflation has passed. more…

Private equity firm in talks to buy collapsed startup Britishvolt
The Guardian

Greybull Capital considering bid as administrators at EY try to push through sale of gigafactory projectThe private equity investor Greybull Capital is considering a bid for the collapsed battery startup Britishvolt, as administrators at EY try to push throug… more…

Nadhim Zahawi: it was the paltry size of his tax bill that should shock us | Arun Advani
The Guardian

Former Conservative chair received a tax break that the poor can only dream ofNadhim Zahawi’s tax row reveals an even bigger scandal: the rich are getting a tax break that those on low incomes can only dream of.While the revelation that the former Tory chair … more…

Transfer market: the biggest deals by Premier League clubs in January
The Guardian

Will Enzo Fernández, Cody Gakpo, Wout Weghorst, Pedro Porro, Anthony Gordon et al prove good signings?By Ben McAleer for WhoScoredEnzo Fernández was Chelsea’s main transfer target for much of January but the deal wasn’t completed until the dying embers of the… more…

‘There’s a curiosity about what’s behind the curtain’: the rise and rise of TV sports reality shows
The Guardian

From surfing and tennis to Formula One and football, TV hopes to lure a younger audience with behind-the-scenes seriesThere’s a moment early in the first episode of Netflix’s behind-the-scenes tennis show Break Point at which 22-year-old Costeen Hatzi, curren… more…

The investment chief behind the AI-driven fund that uses IBM's Watson supercomputer explains how bots like ChatGPT will change markets
Business Insider

The chief investment officer of Equbot speaks with Insider about the bot beating the S&P 500 and how artificial intelligence will shape markets. more…

ChatGPT has gone viral. Now Wall Street is flocking to AI.
Business Insider

Insider's Phil Rosen speaks to the executive behind the AI-driven fund that leverages IBM's Watson supercomputer. more…

A night with Wall Street's stars: Take a look at Insider's celebration of top investors, dealmakers, and traders
Business Insider

Today we get a look inside a special reception of Wall Street's brightest, Nelson Peltz's latest fight, the market's tinderbox timebomb, and PayPal layoffs. more…

I've been a Wall Street economist for 15 years. The deluge of crappy analysis being spouted by so-called 'experts' has never been worse.
Business Insider

If a Wall Street "expert" is warning you that the stock market is about to crash or the economy is going to plunge into recession, check their math. more…

When Cutting Costs, Don’t Lose Sight of Long-Term Organizational Health
Harvard Business Review

After three years of adapting to disrupted business conditions due to the pandemic, the aftermath of inflation and fears of recession have leaders scrambling to get budgets in line with slower revenue growth. Riddled with the anxiety of making the wrong choic… more…

Could blockchain be your next big career choice?
VentureBeat

Despite the crypto crash of 2022, you may be surprised to know that blockchain is alive and well -- outside of crypto. more…

Joe Montana was here
ESPN

He won four Super Bowls and retired as the undisputed greatest. What came next was turning a legacy into a life. more…

China’s ultra-fast economic recovery
The Economist

The country’s reopening will boost global growth, perhaps uncomfortably more…

The Coming AI Hackers
Schneier.com

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US pension funds are on the brink of implosion – and Wall Street is ignoring it | David Sirota
The Guardian

Private equity firms managing millions of Americans’ retirement savings may be inflating their investmentsAs public officials across America prepare to funnel even more of government workers’ savings to private equity moguls, an alarm just sounded for anyone … more…

Workers Keep Dying at This Chinese Nickel Mining Company in Indonesia
Vice News

In the year after the factory opened, workers fell into molten waste, got swept into the sea, and took their own lives. Then, after two employees were burned alive, protests erupted—and turned deadly. more…

Elevate B2B Marketing News: B2B Gets More Customer Focused, Instagram Adds Lead Forms, Personalization Study, & ChatGPT Plus Launches
Toprankblog.com

B2B marketing will be more digital, customer-focused this year [Data] Marketers will spend $6.16 billion on influencer marketing in the U.S. alone during 2023, which would be an increase of 23.4 percent over 2022, while 54 percent of B2B marketers have said t… more…

The Myth of Recession-Proof B2B Marketing & 3 Things To Do Instead
Toprankblog.com

Is recession-proof marketing genuinely possible in the uncertain headwinds of 2023, and — if not — what can B2B marketers do instead to best weather the storm? Recession-proof B2B marketing may sound reassuring, however blindly buying into it could at the ver… more…

10 Weekend Reads
Ritholtz.com

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of  coffee, grab a seat outside, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: • How Stockpickers Finally Beat the Index Funds: With less riding on slumping tech stocks such as Amazon, Tesla and Microsoft, many acti… more…

50 Creative Business Ideas to Start in 2023
Small Business Trends

If you're looking for some creative business ideas, look no further! These businesses are perfect for anyone with an entrepreneurial spirit. more…

Intel is cutting 2023 employee compensation to preserve cash for investment, ranging from 5% of the base pay for mid-level managers to 25% for CEO Pat Gelsinger (Ian King/Bloomberg)
Techmeme.com

Ian King / Bloomberg: Intel is cutting 2023 employee compensation to preserve cash for investment, ranging from 5% of the base pay for mid-level managers to 25% for CEO Pat Gelsinger  —  Intel Corp., struggling with a rapid drop in revenue and earnings, is cu… more…

New research reveals lessons from Black Summer bushfires to avoid future biodiversity devastation
Phys.Org

The Australian Black Summer bushfires caused extraordinary losses of Australian biodiversity. Comparable losses can be avoided in future fire events with enhanced funding, planning and management, a new book reveals. more…

Intel Cuts Pay Across Company to Preserve Cash for Investment
Yahoo Entertainment

(Bloomberg) -- Intel Corp., struggling with a rapid drop in revenue and earnings, is cutting management pay across the company to save cash it needs to... more…

How Stockpickers Finally Beat the Index Funds
Bloomberg

With less riding on slumping tech stocks such as Amazon, Tesla and Microsoft, many active fund managers finally surpassed their benchmarks in 2022. more…

Bloomberg Wealth: Don't Let the Fed Give You FOMO
Bloomberg

The Federal Reserve is slowing down. Don’t let that get your hopes up. more…

London Payments Firm Moves $1 Billion a Month Despite 'Red Flags'
Bloomberg

Transactive Systems holds a UK electronic payments license and became a powerhouse specializing in higher risk customers. But regulators in Lithuania have now suspended many of its operations there. more…

Are You Missing Out on These 2 Double-Digit Dividend Raises?
Motley Fool

One of the most prominent securities brokerages/investment managers on the scene and a top exchange operator both declared significant hikes to kick off 2023. more…

This Is Warren Buffett's No. 1 Stock to Buy (and You Won't Find It in Berkshire Hathaway's Portfolio)
Motley Fool

The Oracle of Omaha has spent over $63 billion since mid-2018 buying a stock that doesn't show up in Berkshire Hathaway's 13F filings or investment portfolio. more…

Want $500 in Passive Income This Year? Invest $10,121 in These 3 Dividend Stocks
Motley Fool

Make money while you sleep with these high-yielding dividend stocks. more…

1 Indicator Showing Why These Beaten-Down Dividend Stocks Are Great Buys
Motley Fool

Institutional investors expect to continue allocating capital toward alternatives. more…

4 High-Yield Dividend Stocks Billionaires Can't Stop Buying
Motley Fool

These high-octane income stocks, with yields ranging from 4.3% to 15.4%, have been bought hand over fist by billionaire investors. more…

Blackstone's REIT Continues to Face Massive Redemption Requests. Should Investors Worry?
Motley Fool

The alternative asset manager continues to see investors asking to pull money from its enormous REIT. more…

Google to Defend Its Business From Microsoft and ChatGPT With Home-Grown AI Software Bard
Motley Fool

Conversational AI is also coming to Google search in the near future. more…

Markel (MKL) Q4 2022 Earnings Call Transcript
Motley Fool

MKL earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2022. more…

Atlassian (TEAM) Q2 2023 Earnings Call Transcript
Motley Fool

TEAM earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2022. more…

Yum China (YUMC) Q4 2022 Earnings Call Transcript
Motley Fool

YUMC earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2022. more…

Investing Like Warren Buffett
Motley Fool

How investors can use the Oracle of Omaha's framework. more…

Howard Marks on China, Risk, and Interest Rates
Motley Fool

Warren Buffett pays attention to this investor and so do we. more…

McDonald's and ExxonMobil Have News for Investors
Motley Fool

Plus we look at reasons to be both depressed and uplifted about the economy, debt, and pandas. more…

Dynatrace (DT) Q3 2023 Earnings Call Transcript
Motley Fool

DT earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2022. more…

ZoomInfo Technologies (ZI) Q4 2022 Earnings Call Transcript
Motley Fool

ZI earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2022. more…

Ford Motor Company (F) Q4 2022 Earnings Call Transcript
Motley Fool

F earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2022. more…

MicroStrategy (MSTR) Q4 2022 Earnings Call Transcript
Motley Fool

MSTR earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2022. more…

Camden Property Trust (CPT) Q4 2022 Earnings Call Transcript
Motley Fool

CPT earnings call for the period ending December 31, 2022. more…

Digital and AI-enabled wealth management: The big potential in Asia
Mckinsey.com

The region’s mass-affluent and affluent segments are growing fast, and their demand for wealth management is evolving. Successful strategies will use digital and AI to access—and win—this market opportunity. more…

Strategies for building US semiconductor fabs: Finding skilled labor
Mckinsey.com

Competing for skilled labor could delay semiconductor fab construction in the United States, but some new strategies may help accelerate progress. more…

Performance through people: Transforming human capital into competitive advantage
Mckinsey.com

A dual focus on developing people and managing them well gives a select group of companies a long-term performance edge. more…

Refurbishing Europe: Igniting opportunities in the built environment
Mckinsey.com

The built environment in Europe will need to transform to achieve the EU’s goals for net-zero emissions. This is challenging but will unlock societal benefits and business opportunities. more…

Forward Thinking on how to get remote working right with Nicholas Bloom
Mckinsey.com

“There’s a lot of scare stories in the media saying hybrid doesn’t work,” says a leading economist. “My one piece of advice is just be intentional, be organized. Basically, get folks in on two, three days a week … and be really tough about having them come in… more…

The power of goodbye: How carve-outs can unleash value
Mckinsey.com

Separations can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create value for the remaining and separated companies. The secret? Get granular about support costs and personal about talent. more…

The power of goodbye: How separations can unleash value
Mckinsey.com

Separations can be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create value for the remaining and separated companies. The secret? Get granular about support costs and personal about talent. more…

Relegate Manchester City
The New Republic

On Monday, the English Premier League charged Manchester City Football Club—the most successful English soccer team of the last decade— with more than one hundred violations of its economic regulations. The charges are unprecedented in their breadth: They ess… more…

Adani Enterprises cancels FPO, to refund investors
The Times of India

"Given the unprecedented situation and the current market volatility the company aims to protect the interest of its investing community by returning the FPO proceeds and withdraws the completed transaction," the company told exchanges after a board meeting W… more…

A Big Reckoning Starting for Private Equity and Its Public Pension Fund Enthusiasts
Nakedcapitalism.com

Private equity returns are finally going pear-shaped, but for the most part, investors are re-upping their bets. more…

Brazilian President Lula da Silva Locks Horns with Brazil’s Richest Man, Jorge Paulo Lemann
Nakedcapitalism.com

In a rare turn up for the books, the head of state of Latin America's largest economy just accused three of the country's four richest men of engaging in blatant accounting fraud. more…

2:00PM Water Cooler 2/7/2023
Nakedcapitalism.com

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2:00PM Water Cooler 2/1/2023
Nakedcapitalism.com

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Who Decides How Woke Corporations Should Be?
Forbes

Most investors are passive bystanders in boardroom battles. Tumelo wants to get them involved—and take fund managers out of the ideological crossfire. more…

Empowering Shareholders Will Help Reduce Proxy Advisory Firm’s Undue Influence
Forbes

The proxy advisory duopoly's bias toward ESG programs creates additional risks for investors. Instead of relying on proxy advisory firms, large asset managers should empower shareholders — the actual investors — to vote their own shares. more…

What Is Fat-Free ESG?
Forbes

From polarisation in the US to confusion over SFDR Articles in Europe, the investment industry risks forgetting what matters most in the ESG conversation – the client. more…

Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Trends And Startups To Watch
Forbes

This is something Mark Zuckerberg talked about yesterday on the Meta earnings call. more…

ChatGPT - Hot Or Not - Wealth Management Marketing
Forbes

The number of people checking out the capabilities of generative AI with bots has even flooded the system. more…

What’s An Activist Investor–And How Do They Exercise So Much Control?
Forbes

A surge of activist investors are gunning for big companies, the Wall Street Journal reports. more…

When Making Financial Predictions, Proceed With Caution
Forbes

Even highly credentialed financial experts, employing sophisticated methodologies, struggle to predict the future. more…

CEOs Of Apple, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan And Other Top Companies Are Taking Pay Cuts
Forbes

The tides are turning as shareholders, activist hedge funds and corporate boards are taking action by cutting the pay of some of the top chief executives. more…

Part-Time Work Can Help People Back Into The Labor Market
Forbes

Research from Cranfield University shows the power of part-time work to help people back into the labor market again. more…

The Case For Change Management In The Hospitality Industry
Forbes

Addressing guest and employee needs while still operating within a budget is challenging without a change management system in place. more…

40%, 5x, And The End of Free Money
Forbes

While IT professionals have continued to be paid at the high-end of the wage scale, something that has particularly intensified over the decade-and-a-half, some important realities are setting in that are fundamental truths. more…

What To Do When Your Muni Bond Rating Is Withdrawn
Forbes

Publicly traded corporations that fail to file audited financial statements as prescribed by the SEC risk their stock tanking and being delisted from the exchange. Yet there is no consequence to those municipal bond issuers for the same failure to file. Until… more…

What It Takes To Build A Disruptive Fintech Company In 2023
Forbes

The Fintech industry is one of the fastest growing sectors for businesses, but breaking into it isn't without challenges. more…

Does Your Firm Have A Strong Bench?
Forbes

It’s no secret that people are leaving the tax and accounting industry. They are either retiring or simply choosing another field. It’s also no secret that bringing new talent into the industry is not easy. This week I’ve been thinking about why this might be… more…

In Between Jobs? Be Prepared For Well-Meaning, Bad Career Advice
Forbes

If you’ve lost your job, you’ll likely receive career advice from your family, friends, co-workers and online gurus. While some of the guidance means well, be cautious and take it with a grain of salt. It's harmful to offer sweeping generalizations as every j… more…

Lies, Damn Lies, Payroll Data
Forbes

The big spike in the Payroll data (+517K) was out of kilter with what has been occurring in the rest of the economy and in other labor market data. It is 100% certain that the President will refer to the Payroll data as a sign of strength in the economy. more…

Building A High-Performing Product Organization Within A Traditional Company
Forbes

A high-performing product organization can deliver outsized impact compared to an average organization. more…

Forbes Daily: Hot Sauce Billionaire ️
Forbes

How one Vietnamese refugee built Sriracha into a billion-dollar business; Bill Gates speaks about AI; the rise of activist investors; and more. more…

Trust Is Eroding: 2 Ways Leaders Can Rebuild It
Forbes

A new study reinforces how critical trust is, but also that it’s eroding. Consider not only power dynamics, but the nature of trust in order to build it and sustain it. more…

How The Outsourcing Industry Can Help In The Push For Sustainable Development
Forbes

Sustainable development involves creating goals relating to humanity's environmental, social and economic challenges. more…

How Mastercard, Goldman Sachs And Other “TradFi” Titans Are Using Blockchain To Rewire Global Finance
Forbes

Crypto is in crisis, but many of the world’s biggest financial institutions are still banking on the underlying tech as the best way to build confidence with customers—and with one another. more…

California Dreamin’: CalPERS And CalSTRS Caught In Climate Crossfire
Forbes

CalPERS and CalStRS are caught in a political crossfire. On the Right, they are being attacked as unfriendly to fossil fuels. On the Left, they are being pressured to divest. These funds have a fiduciary to produce returns for their beneficiaries. Politicians… more…

2023 Layoffs: Okta Slashes 300 Jobs As DraftKings, FedEx Cut Staff
Forbes

Major U.S. companies laid off more than 81,000 employees in January. more…

‘AI First’ To Last: How Google Fell Behind In The AI Boom
Forbes

With Bard, its newly launched "experimental conversational AI service," Google’s scrambling to ship AI products. But past scandals, botched launches and a talent drain have put it in a surprise position: playing catch-up in a field it helped create. more…

2023 Layoffs: Dell Reportedly Cuts 6,650 Jobs
Forbes

Major U.S. companies laid off more than 81,000 employees in January. more…

2023 Layoffs: Rivian Automotive Cuts 6% While FedEx Slashes 10% Of Management Jobs
Forbes

Twenty-nine U.S. companies have conducted major rounds of job cuts so far this month, as recession fears continue in 2023. more…

2023 Layoffs: Zoom Cuts 1,300 Jobs
Forbes

Major U.S. companies laid off more than 81,000 employees in January. more…

Forbes Blockchain 50 2023
Forbes

Despite 2022’s crypto market collapse, dozens of enterprises around the world are still investing in blockchain, the distributed-database technology that underpins the entire sector because it helps their businesses operate better, faster or cheaper. more…

Stealing Russia
Project Syndicate

Owing to Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine and the West’s response, hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of assets are up for grabs in Russia. As ownership changes hands, the country’s shrinking wealth will become even more concentrated among the kleptocrats … more…

2023 Layoffs: FedEx Slashes 10% Of Management Jobs
Forbes

Twenty-nine U.S. companies have conducted major rounds of job cuts so far this month, as recession fears continue in 2023. more…

What next for Gautam Adani’s embattled empire?
The Economist

A scrapped $2.5bn share offering is the first victim of a short-seller’s attack more…

Castle Funds Seeks To Fill Gap in Insurance With Crypto Exposure
Biztoc.com

Castle Funds is seeking to fill a gap in the insurance dedicated funds (IDF) space by launching an index fund for investment advisors and insurance professionals that want to allocate client money to crypto. The California-based digital asset fund manager’s n… more…

Isa millionaires dwindle as stock markets suffer
Telegraph.co.uk

Investors with portfolios worth more than £1m drop 13pc more…

The expensive funds you need to sell – and what you should buy instead
Telegraph.co.uk

Trusted household names are leaving investors' money in ’inexcusable‘ tracker funds more…

Everton have proved me right – they are the worst run club in the country
Telegraph.co.uk

Even if Everton get relegated, Sean Dyche deserves 18 months to rebuild a club in turmoil more…

New Field & Stream Hotel Brand Backed by Starwood Wagers on Outdoor Travel Growth
Skift

Congratulations, Mr. Sternlicht. You just invented motels. Econolodge without the econo. We look at the new brand's pitch deck. -Sean O'Neill more…

CFO.com Survey Indicates CFOs and Business Leaders are ... - CFO Dive
CFO Dive

CFO.com Survey Indicates CFOs and Business Leaders are ...  CFO Dive more…

WorkForce Software Awarded 2023 BIG Innovation Award from ... - PR Newswire
PRNewswire

/PRNewswire/ -- Today, the first global provider of integrated employee experience and workforce management solutions, WorkForce Software, announces it has... more…

Has The ESG Train Left The Station?
Forbes

Regardless of whether you are of the red or blue political stripe, public opinion, private capital, human capital, government capital and consumer interest are all trending towards “green” or “sustainable” products and investments in the long run. more…

The Great Gatsby of Gold Took Their Millions—and Vanished
Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by Erin O’Flynn/The Daily Beast/Stevebidmead/Wikimedia Commons and Courtesy of Chernack From the outside, Tyler Gallagher had it all: a $3.5 million house in the Hollywood Hills, two cars, a gorgeous wife, a flourishing business, and one o… more…

Stock Speculators Were On Amphetamines During January
Seeking Alpha

Despite the onset of a bear market, the allocation of investment portfolios for retail investors and mainstream, dumb-money institutional money managers remains historically high. more…

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Affiliated Managers Group
Franklin Resources
Blackrock
Invesco Plc
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Federated Investors
Legg Mason
Alcentra Capital Corp.
Ares Capital Corporation
BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation
Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc.
Fidus Investment Corporation
Gladstone Investment Corporation
Golub Capital BDC, Inc.
Great Elm Capital Corp.
Hamilton Lane Incorporated
HealthEquity, Inc.
Hennessy Advisors, Inc.
KCAP Financial, Inc.
Oaktree Specialty Lending Corporation
OFS Capital Corporation
PennantPark Floating Rate Capital Ltd.
PennantPark Investment Corporation
Prospect Capital Corporation
SEI Investments Company
TCG BDC, Inc.
The Carlyle Group L.P.
U.S. Global Investors, Inc.
Virtus Investment Partners, Inc.
WisdomTree Investments, Inc.
AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. (AB)
Ares Management L.P. (ARES)
Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. Class A
Altisource Asset Management Corp Com
Associated Capital Group Inc.
Ashford Inc.
Artisan Partners Asset Management Inc. Class A
Apollo Global Management LLC Class A Representing Class A Limitied Liability Company Interests
Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
The Blackstone Group L.P. Representing Limited Partnership Interests
Cohen & Steers Inc
Compass Diversified Holdings Shares of Beneficial Interest
CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust Inc.
Ellington Financial LLC representing Limitied Liability Company Interests no par valu
Eaton Vance Corporation
Gamco Investors Inc.
Janus Henderson Group plc
Jupai Holdings Limited American Depositary Shares each representing six
KKR & Co. L.P. Representing Limited Partnership Interest
Main Street Capital Corporation
Medley Management Inc. Class A
Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation
Manning & Napier Inc. Class A
MVC Capital Inc.
Oaktree Capital Group LLC Class A Units Representing Limited Liability Company Interests
Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC Class A Shares representing Class A limited liability company interests
Pzena Investment Management Inc Class A
TPG Specialty Lending Inc.
BrightSphere Investment Group plc
Oxford Square Capital Corp.