‘Lipper Fund Awards’ recognizes outstanding fund managers extracted through a proprietary quantitative methodology. This year, Vladimir “Val” de Vassal, CFA, fund manager for Glenmede Large Cap Growth Fund, has won the award. Peter Zuleba, president of Glenmede Investment Management expresses his pride for Mr. Vassal and his team’s achievement for excellence in fund management.
GE has slashed down assets of finance arm from $549 billion to $265 billion while cutting ties with rest of the financial system that led to attain the SIFI status. Now the conglomerate appeals for its declassification since it no longer possesses ability to exert risk for the US economy. However, an FSOC spokesman vows to exercise its legislative authority in protecting the country’s economy from potential threats.
Charles River Associates, CRA, the Boston based global consulting firm is specialized in litigation, regulatory, financial and management consulting. The firm is now expanding the finance practice through appointing James Massey as a vice president. Mr. Massey has 30 years’ experience in advising a wide range of companies covering S&P 500, private equity firms, hedge funds and so on.
Indian finance ministry has issued a new set of guidelines for regulating the online market places. The guidelines also include definition of ‘ecommerce’, ‘inventory based model’ and ‘market place model’ to bring clarity in this sector. However, clarity in segmentation of ecommerce business has been applauded by the analysts.
Ayala Corporation, the largest business group by assets in the Philippines has already acquired certain stake in the automotive industry through IMI. Now, the conglomerate eyes to expand its dominance over the industry in line with a comprehensive program naming CARS. With support from the program, Ayala will go for manufacturing local car brand along with spare parts production facility.
A group of investors led by Macquarie has reached an agreement with utility company Cleco to acquire the latter for $3.4 billion during October 2014. The acquisition proposal has previously been rejected by Louisiana PSC last month due to absence of best interest offerings to the Cleco customers. However, the deal has been approved on Monday following revised commitments from both the parties.
PetroChina has announced its earnings, forecasts and future planning for cutting down production on Wednesday in Hong Kong. Around 67% decrease in net profit and 12-year low oil price has apparently prompted the oil and gas company to reduce output by 2.7%.
Markets of iron ore and gas have been hit hard due to over supply and decreasing demand and Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co. also follow trait. The Japanese trading house is going to embrace loss for the first time since its establishment in current form in 1947.
Google has been witnessed to expand its client service network under the direct leadership of former VMWare co-founder Diane Greene. Google Cloud Platform has announced winning Landing Home Depot as its client. The deal is expected to get formally announced on Wednesday.
Sherwin Williams doesn’t claim to have vast track record in acquisition and possesses experience of getting blocked in deals by the antitrust authorities. Its recently announced acquisition deal has been questioned by the analysts centering accusations of over valuation. Following the announcement, Valspar stock has been witnessed to soar while that of Sherwin Williams to tumble during extended hours trading on Monday.
London Stock Exchange has been considering for holding a consensus poll on its proposed controversial £21 billion merger deal announced on Wednesday. Deutsche Boerse CEO has warned of possible American investment if the proposed deal fails to take place. However, the information of polling has fueled debates while analysts consider those as irrelevant.
TransCanda has announced on Thursday its acquisition of Columbia Pipeline for $13 billion in total, enabling the energy giant to represent itself as a dominant player in the businesses of natural gas across the North America. The deal appears following a series of announcement for merger in the energy sector including $2.3 billion deals in 2016.
3D Systems has disclosed its earning scenario which has off beat analysts’ predictions through several parameters. Following disclosure of the earnings report, prices of the printer manufacturer’s share have been witnessed to gain 26.3%, which is the highest single day gain during the last five years.
Share prices of WPP have been witnessed to rise by 98% between 2011 and 2015. Acknowledging WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell’s efforts, the world’s largest ad firm is going to announce £60 million Pay Package for him. But the ad agency’s move may again face opposition from the shareholders following earlier precedence.
China has been acquiring foreign assets desperately ahead of turbulent economic situations. It has acquired assets for around $84 billion during this year compared to last year’s $108 billion. Anbang has reached an agreement acquiring Strategic Hotels & Resorts for $6.5 billion from Blackstone Group LP which is the latest bout of China’s acquisition spree.
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