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Comcast to form new company with CFO Michael Angelakis

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp, the largest U.S. cable operator, said it would form a new company with its chief financial officer, Michael Angelakis, to invest in and focus on operating growth-oriented companies both in the United States and international markets. Show More Summary

Tory Burch's Ex-Husband Is Now Selling Office Furniture

J. Christopher Burch, whose "revenge retail" operation C. Wonder failed mightily earlier this year, invests in office products. I've never seen a CEO so eager to do manual labor as Randy Nicolau, chief executive of Poppin. Tall and barrel-chested,...Show More Summary

Ellen Pao loses gender discrimination case against Silicon Valley investment firm

The case of Ellen Pao vs. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has reached a conclusion: The jury found KPCB not guilty of sexual discrimination on all counts. Pao, the interim chief executive officer of Reddit, filed a lawsuit for $16 million against her former employee for gender discrimination. Show More Summary

Google's new CFO gets $70 million for defecting from Morgan Stanley

Google's new chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, is being paid more than $70 million for defecting from the same job at investment bank Morgan Stanley.

Masters in Business: Meb Faber of Cambria Investments

This week, the “Masters in Business” radio podcast features Mebane Faber, chief investment officer of Cambria Investments. Faber explains how his investing approach has evolved from his days as a biotech analyst to becoming a quant “lite.”...Show More Summary

Buffett tells foreign investors good profits to be made in U.S

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Warren Buffett said on Monday the U.S. economy and investment climate are a tailwind for his companies' success and encouraged foreign investors to jump in too. Show More Summary

Mexican retailer Walmex to invest 12.4 billion pesos in 2015

(Reuters) - Wal-Mart de Mexico, the country's biggest retailer, will invest 12.4 billion pesos ($809.45 million) this year in maintenance and expansion of its sales floor, its chief finance officer, Rafael Matute, said on Wednesday.Show More Summary

Vikram Pandit, John Mack invest in startup Dataminr

Vikram Pandit and John Mack, the former chief executive officers of Citigroup Inc. and Morgan Stanley, are among investors who provided $130 million in capital to Dataminr, a company that analyzes... To view the full story, click the title link.

Contrarian Steve Palmer's Balancing Act Stretches from Western Canada to the East China Sea

Steve Palmer is a founding partner, president and chief investment officer of AlphaNorth Asset Management and currently manages the award winning AlphaNorth Partners Fund. Prior to founding AlphaNorth in 2007, Palmer was employed as vice president at one of the world's largest financial institutions. read more

American Realty Capital names Glenn Rufrano CEO

American Realty Capital Properties Inc., the real estate investment trust whose senior leadership resigned after an accounting scandal, named Glenn Rufrano as its chief executive officer. Mr.... To view the full story, click the title link.

Seadrill: Rig Rates Have Not Bottomed

The market for oil and gas drilling rigs continues to deteriorate as oil companies cut back on investments, Seadrill Chief Financial Officer Rune Magnus Lundetrae

Why Asset Management Traditionalists Are Missing Out by Not Prioritizing ESG/SRI/Impact Investing

Co-authored by Steve Falci, Chief Investment Officer of Pax World Until recently, sustainable investing has been regarded, at least in North America, as a niche investment strategy. Mainstream asset managers were often skeptical of it, primarily for perceived performance reasons. Show More Summary

‘King of Bonds’ Dives into ETFs

Reuters Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive and chief investment officer of DoubleLine Capital. Jeffrey Gundlach‘s actively managed bond exchange-traded fund hit the market on Tuesday, a closely watched debut in an industry where passive indexes are usually touchstones. Show More Summary

Masters in Business: Cliff Asness, CIO & founder of AQR Capital Management

This week, the “Masters in Business” radio podcast features Cliff Asness, the founder and chief investment officer of AQR Capital Management. Asness and his team manage $120 billion at AQR. They are quants, applying mathematics to market data and making evidence-based investments across a range of asset classes. Show More Summary

Zambia facing fish feed business challenge

Due to the low number of farmers engaging in fish farming, investors are feeling discouraged to further invest in fish feed production, according to Tiger Animal Feeds Zambia chief operating officer Herman Nienaber.

McDonald's needs to shake up board, union fund adviser says

By Lisa Baertlein (Reuters) - Union pension fund adviser CtW Investment Group on Friday demanded in a letter to key McDonald's Corp directors that the struggling fast-food chain follow up its recent chief executive officer replacement with a turnover of its board. Show More Summary

Apple to Invest $850 Million in California Solar Farm

Marcio Jose Sanchez/APApple CEO Tim Cook By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple is investing $850 million to help build a solar farm in California in partnership with solar panel-maker First Solar, Chief Executive Officer Tim CookShow More Summary

Alibaba’s December Quarter Revenue Falls Below Expectations As It Continues To Invest In Mobile

2 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Alibaba Group’s chief financial officer said during its earnings call today that the e-commerce giant’s focus on mobile will result in some “near-term growing pains” but ensure profitability in the future. The company’s revenue for the quarter ending in December rose 40 percent to $4.22 billion, but still missed the $4.45 billion analysts polled by Thomson Reuters… Read More

Human Resource and Accounting Colleagues Make Great Big Data Teams

It seems that while CFOs and chief human resource officers (CHROs) manage two of the most strategic enterprise resources — financial capital and human capital — CEOs focus their technology investments in other directions. According to the Harvard Business Review, this suggests that today’s CFOs and CHROs may want to join forces in the pursuit of big data agendas....

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