Money managers and charities are offering joint investment products

IMPACT investing, or investing according to your values, seems a nice idea. But it is hard to turn boutique products into mass-market ones without diluting their virtues. Impact Shares, a non-profit money manager, thinks it has a solution: exchange-traded funds (ETFs) developed with charities and non-profits. “Non-profits, with their long history of fighting for social […]

Talent will determine the world’s next tech investment hubs

GUEST: For years, Silicon Valley wasn’t the main place many venture capitalists looked for deals — it was the only place. But the Bay Area is beginning to lose its once vice-like grip on talented workers, and its startup investment market is looking dangerously overheated. Now VCs are lifting their gaze from California and scouting […]

Uber Gets $500 Million Investment From Toyota

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Andreesson Horowitz leads $20 million investment in Wonderschool to expand marketplace for in-home preschools

Wonderschool, an education technology (edtech) startup that enables any qualified person to launch their own in-home childcare services, has closed a $ 20 million series A round of funding led by Andreesson Horowitz, with participation from Omidyar Network, First Round, Gary Community Investments, Cross Culture Ventures, Uncork Capital, Rethink Educ…Read More

Car dealerships have become targets for cross-border investment

Wheeler dealer DARREN GUIVER started out as a trainee at a Ford dealership in 1986. He moved quickly up through management, buying dealerships until he had created Spire Automotive group, a network of 12 across south-east England. Two years ago Group 1, America’s third-largest dealership network, made him an offer he couldn’t resist. So Mr […]

Why simple rules are best when spreading your investment bets

BENJAMIN GRAHAM is considered the father of value investing, the business of picking stocks that are cheap. He might also fairly be described as the father of not trying to pick stocks at all. In his book “The Intelligent Investor”, Graham distinguished between two archetypes. Enterprising investors are willing to devote time and care to […]

Here’s how ETFs became one of Wall Street’s hottest investment products

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Exchange-traded funds have become wildly popular in the past decade, and account for a quarter of all trading activity on exchanges. We spoke to two experts, a 15-year veteran of the product and a hedge fund founder, about how ETFs can help investors balance their portfolios.  You’ve probably heard the term ETF by […]