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Reuters (February 8)

2019/ 02/ 10 by jd in Global News

“With his ratings down and state funds needed to hedge against new Western sanctions and raise living standards, Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot afford to get sucked into a costly nuclear arms race with the United States.” The tell could be seen after Donald Trump pulled out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). Putin indicated Russia would do the same thing, but he “did not up the ante.”

 

 

Institutional Investor (March 22)

2018/ 03/ 25 by jd in Global News

“In 2017, private equity and private debt funds raised $560 billion, 10 percent above what was raised the year before. Real estate investors, however, got the message that valuations may be stretched. Fund raising for property declined to a level last seen in 2013.”

 

Institutional Investor (February 23)

2017/ 02/ 25 by jd in Global News

As private capital firms accumulate extra funds, the growth in “dry-powder” has caused considerable alarm. Uninvested capital expanded 26.8% in 2015 alone. According to McKinsey & Co., there really isn’t that much to worry about. Though “uninvested capital in the private markets has reached $1.6 trillion,” it “hasn’t outpaced growth in deal volumes.”

 

New York Times (July 6)

2016/ 07/ 07 by jd in Global News

“The financial strains from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union are starting to show, as worries ripple through the country’s real estate market” causing three real estate funds to suspend withdrawals. Ultimately, “the reverberations could test whether, since the global financial crisis, officials have put in place the necessary measures to protect the broader system from a shock.”

 

Investment Week (November 10)

2014/ 11/ 12 by jd in Global News

“Investors and fund buyers are increasingly backing Japanese equities as the country boosts its QE programme, and rotates its national pension fund towards domestic equities.”

 

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