Top Ten Franchises for 2012

February 22, 2012 Debbie Jacobs Tops

Entrepreneur 2012 Franchise 500 has released its annual list of top ten franchises for the upcoming year: Hampton Hotels Subway 7-Eleven, Servpro Days Inn McDonalds Denny’s inc. H&R Block Pizza Hut Dunkin’ Donuts Hampton Hotels ranked #1 last year as well, while Subway climbed from its #9 ranking in 2011. McDonald’s was the only franchise […]


business, Economy, Entrepreneur 2012, Franchise 500, Investment,

U.S. Hedge Funds Should Focus on Retail

February 21, 2012 Debbie Jacobs In the News

U.S. hedge funds struggling to promote their businesses are considering developing products for other sectors, like retail. Daniel Celeghin of Casey Quirk said “Globally, institutional capital invested in hedge funds and funds of funds represents about $1.1 trillion. However, in the retail world, the amount in hedge funds is very s small. “Of the $11 […]


Casey Quirk, Daniel Celeghin, Economy, Hedge Fund Industry, Retail,

Quote of the Day: Uncanny Wisdom from the 19th Century

February 19, 2012 James Heinsman Quote of the Day

Financial issues and economic turmoil have been reason for concern for centuries, and the details are often reoccurring. One of the earliest editors for The Economist, Walter Bagehot, was known as the 19th Century Man of Letters. One of his quotes foreshadowed today’s crises: “A central bank is best that governs least, but is prepared […]


Central Bank, Economy, Finance, Quote of the Day, The Economist,

Hedge Fund Investor Gottex Cuts Costs for 2012

January 31, 2012 James Heinsman Company Spotlight

Despite what could be considered a relatively successful year, hedge fund investor Gottex Fund Management Holdings is cutting its costs by 15% in 2012. “Getting money into hedge funds is not an easy task for the moment. Asset raising is difficult, though outflows are within normal parameters,” explained Joachim Gottschalk, Gottex chairman. “Global uncertainty in […]


2012, Economy, Finance, Gottex Fund Management, Hedge Fund Investing Firms,

Chinese Economy Leads to Concern Among Hedge Funds

December 25, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Though the eurozone crisis is far from over, hedge funds and analysts have begun shifting their attention to a different, looming disaster emanating from China as its economy starts to slide. The Emerging Sovereign Group, a $1 billion hedge fund, recently told its clients: “We have a gathering sense that the next act of this […]


China, Debt Crisis, Economy, Emerging Sovereign Group, ESG,

Investing in Precious Metals

December 1, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Gold and other precious metals, such as silver, platinum and palladium, are good investments when there is uncertainty and instability in national and international economic markets. The reasons for this are not that hard to understand: There is a limited amount of these precious metals in circulation, but demand for them is continuously rising. It […]


Economy, Gold, Investment, Market Values, Precious Metals,

Hedge Fund Managers Predict Dip in Global Growth in Survey

November 29, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Hedge fund managers project a slip in global growth next year as a result of likely Eurozone sovereign defaults and the economic slowdown in China. The predictions come as part of a survey which covers more than a third of hedge fund managers around the world, who manage $800 billion between them. When asked about […]


Economy, Eurozone, GDP, Global Growth, Hedge Fund Analysis,

Smaller Hedge Funds Turn to Individuals for Investments

November 15, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Asia-Pacific hedge funds with less than $100 million in assets are turning to millionaires for investments. These funds are having trouble as institutions generally favor funds with more impressive assets and proven track records. The debt crisis in Europe and the worldwide economic issues have boosted volatility on equity markets to a two-year high, increasing […]


Asia Pacific Finance, Economy, Europe Debt Crisis, Hedge Fund Investments, Hedge Funds,

Hedge Funds See Small Gains as Europe Concerns Lift

November 13, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Markets across the globe saw minor improvements last month. The Greenwich Global Hedge Fund Index returned 2.27% last month, while the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index increased 10.93%. The index has stayed down 3.2% this year. Greenwich Alternative Investments tracked three hedge funds, two of which gained ground. Long/short equity funds increased 5.32% in October, […]


Clint Binkley, Debt Crisis, Economy, Europe, Greenwich Alternative Investments,

THEAM to Increase Investments in Asia-Focused Hedge Funds

October 9, 2011 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

According to a senior THEAM executive, the French bank BNP Paribas’ management subsidiary has plans to more than triple its investments into Asia-focused hedge funds to $268 million throughout the coming year. Since 2007, Asian hedge funds manage about $47 billion less than their record. European investors are a primary source of funding throughout the […]


Asia Hedge Funds, Asia Investments, Economy, Eric Debonnet, Hedge Funds,

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