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Cybercrime: an increasing danger for funds

By   /  March 5, 2014  /  Features, Comment, Markets, Analysis, Hedge Funds, Private Equity  /  No Comments

Financial firms have reported that fraudulent activity is becoming more and more prevalent from a cyber attack perspective. It now ranks second in terms of crime against the financial sector, according to a new report. PricewaterhouseCoopers have recently published a study confirming that cybercrime is still a pertinent problem in the financial market. According to […]

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Why private equity firms are eyeing up PayPal

By   /  February 12, 2014  /  Features, Comment, Blog, Analysis, Private Equity  /  No Comments

Ebay_and_Paypal_European_HQ.

A worldwide brand like PayPal Inc is always likely to attract investors but those in the private equity game are seeing very serious competition, from other investment vehicles, for the company’s attention. It is thought this attention could well push the asset over $35 billion and therefore out of the range of most private equity […]

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Is crowdfunding just private equity for the general public?

By   /  February 6, 2014  /  Features, Comment, Analysis, Private Equity  /  No Comments

PrintrBot, a project funded by Kickstarter

Crowdfunding has really been making a name for itself in the past couple of years, with websites such as Kickstarter making the headlines as the trend picks up the pace. Indiegogo, Kickstarter and Quirky are just three examples of this new type of equity fund, which came into public consciousness in about 2006. Parallels have […]

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Italy Struggles On, For Now

By   /  July 13, 2012  /  Blog, Markets, Analysis  /  No Comments

The Colosseum in Rome

Moody’s recent downgrade of Italy’s credit rating, to just two levels above the dreaded ‘junk’ status, has put the jitters back into Italy’s bond market. Economists are divided as to what bond-yields are unsustainable in the long term, but most put the level at around 6-7% for 10 year paper. Italy’s 10 year bond yields […]

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Is Apple the New Gold?

By   /  June 14, 2012  /  Features, Analysis  /  No Comments

Is Apple the new Gold? It is an era of financial uncertainty, and investors are desperate for their holy grail – ‘supernormal returns.’ Central bank interest rates are rock bottom, and the Federal Reserve is intent on continuing to lubricate the cogs of the global financial machine with more quantitative easing. A particular asset emerges […]

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