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DoubleLine hires Pimco exec as Gundlach seeks expansion
DoubleLine Capital hired Pacific Investment Management Co.'s Ignacio Sosa as director for a newly created product solutions group as chief executive Jeffrey Gundlach looks to expand outside the U.S.
No longer able to blame winter weather, economists see real weakness in housing
Breakfast with Benjamin: The truth of the housing market is about to hit. Plus: A fresh batch of market data to start your week; the rich have gotten richer since the financial crisis; stocks are being called overpriced; and why working for a hedge fund is better than working at your company.
Four top executives of private-placement syndicator DBSI head to jail for fraud
Four top executives of DBSI Inc., one of the leading syndicators of private-placement investments, were convicted by a federal jury on multiple counts of fraud.
Consumers left in the loan lurch as big banks still hold off
Friday's menu: Consumers still left in the loan lurch. Plus: Which manager just jumped into the liquid alts pool? Some stocks for a rising-rate cycle; commodities are hot again; European banks ride the wave; and Merrill trims its housing outlook.
Time to jump on the M&A bandwagon
This week's announced $6.25 billion acquisition of Nuveen Investments Inc. by TIAA-CREF stands out as the latest evidence that the math continues to make sense for consolidation, and that the M&A space is alive and well. And the good news is, it's not too late to gain some exposure to the deal
REITS continue to be hot as first quarter flows top $4B
Sputtering equity market, lackluster bond returns continue to drive investors.
Stocks search for direction on a data-rich day
Breakfast with Benjamin: Which way for stocks on big data day? Plus: The downside of low rates; GM gets some love; Earth Day and earthy companies; the surging price of shrimp makes cheap food, well, less so; and reflection and hope in Boston.
Investors warming up to equities a little late in the game
After watching the stock market climb from peak to peak last year, investors are finally starting to warm up to equities. More than 85% of investors are feeling optimistic about the investment landscape, and 74% think stocks have the greatest potential of any major asset class, according to a
Environmental services draws investor attention
Progress, the needs of an expanding population and globalization bode well for the environmental services sector, which is a $55 billion industry, spanning everything from protecting the water supply to the disposal of nuclear waste.
S&P 500 caps worst two-day drop since June
Stocks dropped amid disappointing results at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and signs hedge funds were dumping the bull market's best performers.
Pimco's Toloui nominated for Treasury Department role
President Barack Obama has nominated Ramin Toloui, who co-heads Pacific Investment Management Co.'s emerging-market portfolio, for a role in the Treasury Department, according to the White House.
The power of purpose: Benefits of goals-based investing
Consider the followings ways in which having deeper conversations about client goals might make your job easier and improve your clients' behavior.
Advisers warming to real assets as stock market volatility picks up
Real estate, REITS and MLPs are increasingly on advisers' radar screen, but a new study finds allocations in just one of five portfolios. Jeff Benjamin explains.
Markets are bracing for a rough start to the week
Breakfast with Benjamin: Why investors are bracing for a rough start to the week. Plus: The SEC hones in on hedge funds, rethinking stock buyback programs, trading stocks on your phone, and using your phone to break bad habits
Look before you leap into liquid alts
Just as the time to buy homeowner's insurance isn't when the once-in-a-lifetime floodwaters crest the threshold of the front door, the time to insure client portfolios against declining stock prices or rising interest rates isn't when stocks are falling and rates are rising. With stocks continuing
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February 27, 2014