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Wealth Management

Shareholder activism gained momentum and geographic breadth in 2016

According to FTI Consulting, nearly 350 activist campaigns occurred outside the United States in 2016, compared to 70 in 2010 February 16, 2017: FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) published an update to its interactive Global Shareholder Activism Map, which shows that shareholder activism gained momentum and geographic breadth in 2016. To measure the potential risk in...

Saudi Arabia cuts back its solar target

No concrete reason given; wants to concentrate on gas Suparna Goswami Bhattacharya June 28, 2016: In a move that has surprised many, Saudi Arabia has scaled back its renewable power targets as the world’s largest producer of oil plans to use more natural gas, backing away from goals set when crude prices were about triple...
Business Leaders

Alternative financing to hit $34 billion mark in 2015

Could surpass venture capital and angel investing David Drake November 18, 2015: Alternative financing emerged following the 2008 global financial crisis. Two of these alternative financing mechanisms are peer-to-peer or P2P lending and crowdfunding where funds are raised online. The growth of alternative financing has been consistent since its introduction, raising $2.7 billion in 2012...

Efficiency: the Power of Energy Thrift

Demand-side energy efficiency is highly cost-effective and has the potential to be a main driver for enhancing energy security in Asia and the Pacific. Asia is on track to becoming the world’s largest energy-consuming region by 2025. This means that the region will increasingly be exposed to energy security and climate change risks unless measures...