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Activity, Insurance, Investment banking

Global Insurers Favor Private Equity Investments

April 24, 2018

Via: Insurance Journal

Thirty-two percent of insurers plan to maintain or increase their investments in private equity in the next 12 months to boost returns, a survey of 300 executives overseeing more than $10 trillion in insurance assets showed on Tuesday. Insurers have […]


Activity, Trading

Earnings Outlook: Visa and Mastercard earnings: Will the card networks get back on the same path?

April 24, 2018

Via: Market Watch

For years, Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. were viewed as somewhat indistinguishable, both benefiting from the same gradual shift toward card-based payments. Recently, however, they’ve started to move apart. Mastercard MA, +0.81% shares are up 54% over the past 12 […]


Activity, Capital and risk, Macroeconomic, Trading

Chances of a fourth rate hike this year just took a big jump higher

April 23, 2018

Via: CNBC

The market is finally coming around to the idea that the Federal Reserve this year will be raising interest rates a total of four times. Though some big forecasting firms on Wall Street for months have been predicting a more […]


Products, Retail banking

GAFA in Banking. Will They or Won’t They?

April 23, 2018

Via: Finextra

There has been a lot written over the past few years about the so-called impact that GAFA (Google, Apple, Facebook & Amazon) will have on banking world in the future. These large tech companies are so intertwined with our lives […]


Activity, Investment banking, Trading

Embrace these 5 unloved investments, says Morningstar

April 18, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Russian stocks anyone? Or how about the underperforming European telecom sector? Maybe even some U.S. Treasurys? With investors shaken after weeks of geopolitical uncertainty, Morningstar Investment Management has compiled a list of unloved investments, including the ones above, that could […]


Activity, Investment banking, Trading

Six good reasons for investors to consider buying bank stocks

April 17, 2018

Via: Market Watch

Stock market volatility presents opportunities to buy stocks or ETFs on a dip in prices. Many investors have been focused on buying popular technology stocks such as Amazon AMZN, +1.41% Facebook FB, +0.71% and Netflix NFLX, +7.07% In our analysis […]


Activity, Corporate banking

Goldman Sachs Profit Soars 26% on Trading Rebound as Markets Awake

April 17, 2018

Via: TheStreet

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) , the Wall Street firm, said first-quarter profit surged 26% as price swings returned to global markets following an unusually calm 2017, reviving client activity and boosting stock-trading revenue. Net income rose to $2.83 billion […]


Activity, Corporate banking

Peoples Acquires ASB Financial

April 16, 2018

Via: ABF Journal

Peoples Bancorp, parent company of Peoples Bank, completed its previously announced acquisition of ASB Financial and its subsidiary, American Savings Bank. The acquisition became effective as of the close of business on April 13, 2018, in a cash and stock […]


Activity, Corporate banking

Bank of America Profit Rises 30% on Tax Cuts, Interest Rates

April 16, 2018

Via: TheStreet

Bank of America Corp. (BAC) , the giant U.S. bank, said first-quarter profit surged 30% as taxes decreased following President Donald Trump’s cuts in the corporate rate, while higher interest rates boosted lending revenue. Bank of America’s net income rose […]


Activity, Trading

Global trading system is at risk of being ‘torn apart,’ warns IMF’s Lagarde

April 11, 2018

Via: CNBC

The globalized system that has transformed the world over the last generation is at risk of being completely dismantled amid aggressive turns toward protectionism, warned International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde during a speech at the Asia Global […]