The recent release of details about the performance of several impact investment portfolios and funds is another step toward answering the question more and more investors are asking: Is impact a boost -- or a bust -- in terms of financial returns?
All taxpayers, regardless of their political persuasion, should be incensed that their monies that have been siphoned off by fraudsters are not being recovered, despite the fact that the IRS and other agencies have been given the tools to do it.
That was pretty scary. We almost lost him. One day he was riding along just as happy as a Ho Ho, and the next the cruel forces of capitalism almost strangled the legendary confection of sponge cake with cream filling, known as the Twinkie, with its own lasso.
In the late 1990s, there were no "women's circles" or "diversity groups" or "power lunches with other women" like there are now. Never once it entered my mind "I cannot do this because I am a woman" and no one at my bank said, "Well, as a woman you should think about changing careers."
In the course of its first year any startup will confront issues it had not anticipated. Decisions will be made that are wrong. Every new business is different, and every one will encounter its own unique problems. Here are the lessons we learned from our mistakes at CircleUp in our first year.
Hedge funds allocated funds to Africa significantly last decade and continue to do so. However, capital markets, with one or two exceptions, are as yet undeveloped in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), so the ability of companies to raise capital by means of public offerings is limited.
In between the analysis and absorption of the impact of both these government actions, Warren Buffett, the sage of Omaha, announced his intentions to buy the H.J. Heinz, the beloved ketchup brand of most Americans, for $23 billion.
These days more middle market companies are utilizing a new type of supertemp without adding to overhead. While interim management is not yet a household phrase, some companies are already getting the best of both worlds: temporary and expert.
Instead of taking this opportunity to reform, the industry's big players appear to be digging in, and continuing to use their revenues -- about 86 percent of which come from taxpayers -- to engage in lobbying and propaganda aimed at convincing the public that everything is fine.