Category: Finance

CNBC: Investor Karen Firestone: How Vanguard could potentially shake up this closed market

Vanguard, the non-profit financial giant that single-handedly revolutionized the investment management world, reportedly wants to join the private equity party train. Is this another market that it intends to overhaul by passively managing and micro-pricing index fund offerings to the masses, or is Vanguard worried about missing a possibly overheated market that its clients find sexier than…

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CNBC: Keep an open mind when companies try new things that seem out there

Equinox is branching out of its expertise, opening its first branded hotel and investing in a real estate project that will include co-workspace and apartments, all in Manhattan’s newest and hippest location, Hudson Yards. Industrious, a venture-backed WeWork-like developer, with an enviable name, will be its partner. I am as amazed by the ambition and…

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When Will We See More Gender Equality in Investing?

In many spheres, such as politics, media and entertainment, women have made considerable progress in reaching executive leadership positions, achieving higher pay, and building new enterprises. But this ascent hasn’t been achieved everywhere. In my own industry, investing, progress has been painfully slow. Read the full article in The Harvard Business Review

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TEN YEARS AFTER THE CRASH – AMAZING – WHO KNEW?

Written by Kari Firestone On the anniversary of the Crash low on March 6, 2009, at 666 for the S&P 500, I want to commemorate that day both for the reverberating trauma it caused, but, more importantly, for what came after.  Honestly, I feel enormous luck and gratitude that our company, Aureus, hung in there,…

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Digital darling stocks are not necessarily riskier than blue chip names despite their reputation

One of the favorite pastimes of market watchers is predicting the next seismic shift in investor preference. The latest trendy forecast goes something like this: We’ve had a major pivot from the digital darling FAANG stocks to the rejuvenated “Blue Chips” of 2018. However, finding evidence of this type of leadership swap in history is far from…

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WSJ: Companies Lure New Workers With College Coaching, Student Debt Repayment

This WSJ article discusses how a tight labor market is forcing employers to offer new forms of benefits to lure prospective workers and retain current ones. While the seeming lack of wage growth has perplexed the market, the growth of traditional and non-traditional employee benefits often understate the extent of wage growth in today’s market….

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