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So is it possible the retirement crisis is oversold? “It’s not merely possible, it’s probable,” said Andrew Biggs, a scholar with the American Enterprise Institute in Washington and former deputy commissioner for policy at the Social Security Administration. For one thing, he notes that while many contend low-earning Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, poverty
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Designed by French luxury yacht designers and available only on its Airbus A380-800 aircraft, Singapore Airlines‘ suites are individual cabins with sliding doors, window blinds and a bed that’s separate from the 35-inch-wide leather armchair. Amenity kits are by Ferragamo and meals are served on specially-designed Wedgewood bone china. Through a “book the cook” option,
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Financial advisors can deploy a variety of strategies to decrease the toll that taxes can take on retiree clients’ portfolios. The following are three areas of focus. Income: Sources and timing of income can affect tax liability. Retirees with large taxable investment accounts should utilize qualified dividends, long-term capital gains and tax-free municipal bond income,
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Socially responsible investing is attracting more dollars than ever. In fact, following the recent developments around the Paris Climate Agreement, many investors are likely asking themselves how they can use their money to make a positive impact. The total U.S.-domiciled assets under management using sustainable, responsible and impact strategies grew to $8.72 trillion, up from
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If a new study is an accurate indication of what the investment management industry will look like in a decade, investors are poised to benefit. Released by the CFA Institute, “Future State of the Investment Profession” shows that the trends influencing how money managers and financial advisors run their businesses are pushing them toward a
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China’s Shenzhen exchange falling 1.3 percent overnight highlights how easily the country’s regulators can affect trading in the country’s stocks. It’s an issue for international investors, since MSCI, one of the world’s biggest indexing firms, just agreed to begin including mainland China stocks in its global indexes, which are used in some of the biggest
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Revenue for the quarter rose 3 percent. Subscription software reached more than $1 billion for the first time. Oracle has been pushing hard in public cloud, aiming to compete with market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS). In May, Oracle said AT&T would move thousands of databases to its cloud. However, the second-generation cloud infrastructure that
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The key for investors, as always, is to look forward. And while the recent past has been a great environment for long-only risk assets, hedge funds can provide several unique advantages for investors, including the potential for capital preservation, return enhancement and portfolio diversification. Since World War II, the S&P 500 Index has experienced 10
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It has been a decade since Stephen Schwarzman listed Blackstone, his private equity firm, on the New York Stock Exchange. By most measures, the past 10 years have been good to both Mr Schwarzman and Blackstone. Its asset base quadrupled to nearly $400bn. His name adorns the New York Public Library’s landmark Fifth Avenue building
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The head of Hong Kong-listed China Minsheng Banking said it had lent Anbang Insurance Group only US$100 million, brushing aside speculation about a loan of up to 100 billion yuan (US$15 ­billion) to the insurance and financial giant, mainland ­media reported. The remarks by the bank board chairman, Hong Qi, came after reports that Anbang
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A flood of Chinese bankers is changing the social fabric of Hong Kong, as they rapidly expand their footprint in one of the world’s premier financial centres, even as Beijing struggles to tame the former British colony politically. Twenty years after Hong Kong’s handover to Chinese rule, scores of mainland professionals are filling the elite
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While multilateral development banks (MDBs) can support the infrastructure buildout in Asia, national governments need to be the institutions driving the process, a panel of experts said on Saturday. The panel held during an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) meeting in Jeju, South Korea, focused on the work of governments, commercial banks and multilateral institutions
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