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Alternative reinsurance capital was once again largely responsible for the expansion of global reinsurance capacity in 2017, as insurance-linked capacity grew 17% to $88 billion by the end of the year, outpacing traditional reinsurance capital significantly, according to Willis Re. The result is a ...
Bob Geoghan is 83, he had a stroke in 2015 that affected the left side of his body and his wife won't let him drive anymore after a car accident. He's not letting any of that keep him from keeping the Capital Classic basketball all-star game going. Geoghan, who lives in Gaithersburg, Md., founded ...

Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen's venture capital investing arm is going all in on fintech. On Tuesday, Point72 Ventures will announce it led a $3 million investment in a startup called Extend, which has built mobile technology business owners can use to share their corporate credit cards with ...
Growth in its largest loan categories, coupled with higher interest rates, propelled first-quarter profit higher at Capital One Financial. Net income at the $363 billion-asset company rose 71% to $1.3 billion from a year earlier. Earnings per share of $2.64 was 29 cents better than the mean estimate of ...
Capital One Financial Corporation 2018 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides. Apr.24.18
In 2017, female founders received only 2 percent of venture capital funding, which is often an essential component of startup growth and success. While women's unique perspective can drive innovation in fields men might otherwise ignore (just look at PopSci's coverage on the incredible, inventive ...

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference Call April 24, 2018 5:00 PM ET. Executives. Jeff Norris - Senior Vice President of Global Finance. Richard Fairbank - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Scott Blackley - Chief Financial Officer. Analysts. Moshe Orenbuch - ...
Two federal banking regulators have in recent weeks proposed adjustments that could ease a stringent, no-frills bank capital requirement, much disliked on Wall Street, called the supplementary leverage ratio. The Trump administration's effort to loosen financial regulation is moving forward on ...
As one tech giant after another significantly hikes its capital spending on cloud data centers and the hardware going inside of them, it's worth asking how much of this spending growth isn't just a product of companies choosing to invest for the long haul, but also because they need to spend a lot more ... Google Facebook
Over the past few years, the old language of "customer support" has been supplanted by the new language of "customer success." In the old model, companies would essentially disappear following the conclusion of a sale, merely handling customer problems when they arose. Now, companies are ...
In a major development, the World Bank Group has endorsed an ambitious package of measures that include a USD 13 billion increase in paid-in capital. The decision came late yesterday along with a series of internal reforms, and a set of policy measures that greatly strengthen the global poverty fighting ...
BEIRUT — Fresh off their takeover of Syria's eastern Ghouta enclave earlier this month, loyalist forces were poised Friday to subdue pockets south of Damascus held by Islamic State and rebel groups, Syrian pro-government media and activists said. The move is part of a larger bid to secure the capital, the seat of power of ...
Welcome to Seeking Alpha's Venture Capital Deals of the Week. Follow this account and turn on the e-mail alert to receive VCDeals in your inbox on Saturday mornings. Rural China e-commerce: Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) invested $717M in Huitongda Network Co., an e-commerce platform that could expand ...
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants agreed to give up their last pocket in Damascus on Friday, state media reported, as the government seeks to retake the entire Syrian capital and its surrounding areas for the first time since 2011. The capitulation followed a week of escalations by pro-government forces ...
Working to change this, venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures have gathered a team of lawyers and investors known as the “Venture Capital Working Group” to meet with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to develop what they call a “safe harbor” for ...
Activist Icahn Capital and private investor Darwin Dearson filed a joint disclosure on April 17 continuing to state their case against the proposed $6.1 billion merger of Xerox and FujiFilm, with Fuji to own 50.1% of the combined company. In an open letter to Xerox shareholders, the investors reviewed their ...
BondIt Media Capital has closed an institutional credit facility of $20 million from Texas-based hedge fund Revere Capital. BondIt said on Thursday that the facility will leverage its ability to provide financing solutions to the ever-growing number of films, TV series, and media companies in the sector.

NEW YORK CITY—Kamber Management Company has signed approximately 15,000 square feet of office space at Tower 45, located in Times Square at 120 W. 45th St. between Broadway and Sixth Avenue. Asking rent was $78 per square foot. Opti Capital Management, a startup hedge fund, has signed ...
Stellex Capital Management has acquired auto parts distributor Fenix Parts. The PE firm partnered with industry veterans Bill Stevens and Paul Delaney on the deal. Fenix is a recycler and reseller of orginal equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts that were recovered from damaged or low-valued cars. "This is ...
Commercialsolarfinancier Wunder Capital announced Wednesday the close of its Series B financing, with a $112 million equity and debt raise led by New York investment firm Cyrus Capital Partners. Cyrus Partner John Rapaport will join Wunder's board of directors. John Witchel, co-founder of ...
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian troops and allied Palestinian fighters are massing around the last Islamic State bastion in the capital, preparing for an all-out offensive if talks on an evacuation deal fall through. The extremists seized most of the Yarmouk refugee camp in 2015 after months of heavy fighting ...
Everybody's favorite NHL commissioner was in the house for Game Two between the Capitals and Blue Jackets: Gary Bettman. And instead of sitting in Ted Leonsis's Owner's Box, Gary sat with the Capital One Arena crowd. For whatever reason, I find this super cool. It's fearless in a way. Bettman is one of ...
The bank has several catalysts in place, but the opportunity that it will have to return capital to shareholders is on the top of the list. Citigroup is a long-term buy at today's price. Citigroup (C) reported better-than-expected Q1 2018 EPS ($1.68 vs. $1.61) on revenue that was in line with estimates ($18.8B).
NEW YORK CITY—MHP Real Estate Services, a New York City-based real estate investment, management and brokerage firm, and Banyan Street Capital, a Miami, FL-based real estate investment and management firm, have formed a commercial real estate joint venture. Their combined owned and ...
Rather than attracting more and more capital to take advantage of the potential for rapid economic growth, the region continues to be a net exporter of capital, notably to such ever-more-indebted nations as the US, UK and Australia. This unnatural can only be blamed on a mix of fears or political or monetary ...
United Capital is opening up its white-label advisor technology tools to let it work with any legacy client relationship management service that an advisor may be using, removing a significant hurdle for those considering the suite. The registered investment advisor, which is one of the largest in the United ...
Battery production continues to climb as automakers bring new options to market; new energy vehicle sales figures continue to rise. Barriers to mass technology deployment have rapidly been falling over the past three years. A review of strategic capital entering the lithium chemicals market; why this could ...
Global asset management firm Kiddar Capital will relocate its headquarters within the city of Falls Church to a new mixed-use project it is co-developing with Insight Property Group, the company announced Monday. Kiddar, currently headquartered in a 22,000-square-foot building at 100 N. Washington St., ...
The value of the Patriots' stock ranks the team among the top of the league: Only five other franchises are entering the draft with more capital and only one of them – the Buffalo Bills, who are holding selections worth a total of 957.22 points – is coming off a berth in the playoffs. Safe to say, New England is in ...
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve Board and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency proposed changes to the way they apply a capital backstop to the largest systemically important firms, replacing a static leverage ratio with a more dynamic ratio that takes each bank's risk profile into account.
Cases in the capital, Lilongwe, rose to 352 from 305 and deaths from 14 to 18 during the period of March 26 to April 11, said Joshua Malango, a spokesman for the ministry. In March, the ministry had declared that it was winning the war against cholera, arguing that no new cases were registered and that ...
Videos published on social media showed clouds of smoke in the sky above the capital. Sharaf Lokman, a spokesman for the Houthis, said the attack came after Saleh al-Samad - president of the Supreme Political Council that runs Yemen's capital, Sanaa, and other rebel-held areas - declared the start of ...
Specifically, Pichette, a native of Montreal, has joined the Canadian venture firm iNovia Capital as a general partner, alongside another former CFO of a notable company: Dennis Kavelman, who left RIM in 2010 after a 15-year stint. For iNovia, the hires would seem to be a no-brainer, particularly as it looks ...
Ether Capital is positioning itself to be the first Ethereum-focused publicly traded company. Having already raised $45 million through a private placement, the Toronto-based firm is now close to finalizing the reverse takeover (RTO) of a Vancouver shell company by mid-April. “Ether Capital is a technology ...
The Federal Reserve on Tuesday took the first step in its goal to makes its rules for banks more efficient by putting forward a plan to simplify its capital rules for large banks. The proposal would introduce a “stress capital buffer” that would replace an existing fixed capital buffer applicable to all banks with an ...
Abuja, Nigeria - Nigeria's capital Abuja is a planned city with expansive roads lined with trees. Unlike Lagos - the commercial centre - traffic jams are rare. Nigerian politicians are proud of Abuja and tout it as an example of what a modern African city should be. It was not always the capital of Africa's most ...
Fresh off moving into new Shockoe Bottom digs, a local startup is looking to raise some extra cash. Dippy, a marketing company that sends personalized food and entertainment text message deals to users, has opened its first fundraising round. Evan Rallis, who co-founded Dippy in 2016 with Mike ...
“It “may become appropriate” for the Federal Reserve to ask the nation's largest banks to boost their capital levels to protect against financial stability risks, Fed Governor Lael Brainard said on Tuesday. “If cyclical pressures continue to build and financial vulnerabilities broaden, it may become appropriate to ...
Anbang's former Chairman Wu Xiaohui is accused of masterminding a massive fraud, using unauthorized sales of investment-type policies to prop up the acquisitive company's capital. The case against him is one of the most striking illustrations of China's war against financial risk; in court last week ...
Initial coin offerings (ICOs) — a funding mechanism based on the technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin — are a hot new way to launch a startup, and they're forcing investors to look at the startup process anew. Venture firms like mine understand that ICOs can reinvent how entrepreneurs bring ...
Columbus plans to earmark more than $1 billion in 2018 to resurface streets, rebuild recreation centers, buy gunfire-detection technology to aid police, and address other capital projects. The 2018 capital budget is larger than last year's $861 million spending plan and includes more new money.
For 2018-19, city staff recommends using a mix of revenue sources to fund capital improvements to the tune of just over $2 million. Of that, over $1.3 million would go to resurfacing city streets ranked most in-need, with $203,000 going to public works vehicle replacements, $192,000 to sewer improvements, ...
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(RTTNews.com) - Triangle Capital Corp. ( TCAP ) announced an asset purchase agreement with an affiliate of Benefit Street Partners, under which the company will sell its December 31, 2017 investment portfolio to funds advised by BSP for $981.2 million in cash. The company also entered into a stock ...
To remain robust contributors of intellectual capital to the regional economy, Boston's higher ed institutions need real adaptation and innovation. Here are some critical steps that local college and university officials must take now. Collaborate more. Boston's higher education institutions, public and private, ...
Many entrepreneurs of color struggle to gain access to the capital and mentors necessary to succeed in business. But a growing number of nonprofits are working to develop a support system to change that. One example is a group called the Runway Project, which partners with community-based ...
Ohio capital Budget bill allocates more than $12 million for local projects in Lake County. This photo shows the progress made on phase 1 of the Unionville Tavern restoration project which began last March. After completing some initial stabilization on the structure, this first phase focused on refurbishing ...
The Rye City Council will have a work session to discuss capital projects this Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 6:30pm in city hall. The Council will convene and may adjourn into Executive Session to discuss attorney-client privileged matters, labor negotiations and personnel matters - so it is unclear if and how ...
In March of 1990, Capital Regional Medical Center started offering labor-and-delivery services, and now 28 years later, is offering photography by Dimples Family Photography. On Monday, April 2, Capital Regional Medical Center will be working with the company on the Labor and Delivery floor within the ...
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