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Amber Capital Launches Fund Focused on Southern Europe

Hedge fund manager Amber Capital recently revealed its plans for a new fund focused on southern Europe. The $1.5 billion firm has raised $350 for the new project, primarily from U.S. institutional investors, and launched the Amber Southern European Equities Fund on December 1st. Amber Capital’s portfolio manager Jose de la Rosa said: “We are… Continue Reading

Brooke Harlow on the JOBS Act in 2014

Last year, the hedge fund industry anticipated significant change as a result of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s JOBS Act, which was intended to open communication and increase transparency between hedge funds and potential investors. Brooke Harlow, executive vice president and managing director at Managed Funds Association, recently discussed the development and its apparent lack… Continue Reading

Jim Baer on Data-Driven Businesses

Jim Baer, a senior director of Data Science with LinkedIn, recently discussed what he considers the four keys to data-driven business. He explained that data today can and should have a tremendous impact on a company’s success.  Though every business varies, and getting involved in the data world appears a daunting task, companies can benefit… Continue Reading

Interview with Rob DeMartini, CEO of New Balance

Rob DeMartini, CEO of New Balance, recently discussed the company’s American factories, its plans to expand beyond running shoes, and the recent $500 million Brighton Landing project in an interview with the Boston Globe’s Taryn Luna. Luna asked: “You’re pushing the federal government to apply the Berry Amendment, which requires the military to provide soldiers… Continue Reading

Tax Foundation Reveals the Most Tax-Friendly States for Businesses

According to the Tax Foundation, many states are hampering business growth with complicated tax structures. The group’s 2014 State Business Tax Climate Index recently ranked all 50 states to reflect the competitiveness of a state’s policies to businesses both large and small. The report looked at state income, corporate, property, sales and unemployment insurance tax… Continue Reading

6 Pointers from Business Leader James Donovan

James Donovan recently gave a lecture at the University of Virginia School of Law. With more than two decades of experience, Jim Donovan, Goldman Sachs draws on his own career to provide first-hand, practical advice to his students. On October 4th, Mr. Donovan discussed his career and offered six pieces of advice for anyone working… Continue Reading

Digital Tools in the Small Business World

USA Today Money’s Smart Small Business series focuses on expanding small firms and their tactics, challenges and triumphs. Reuben Canada, founder and CEO of Canada Enterprises, explains why digital tools have a significant role in small business growth today. He explains that he uses several social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube to promote… Continue Reading

Hiring an IT Company

Almost every business today requires an IT team or external IT company. Choosing the right company can be a hassle, but it is extremely important. Joanna Sobran of MXOtech, Inc. lists ten things to look out for while searching for the right tech support in an article on the Huffington Post: 1. They own all… Continue Reading