LVMH, Catterton & Groupe Arnault Merge, Create World's Largest Consumer-Focused Private Equity Firm

Jan 7, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

This week, L Capital, the private equity business of LVMH, American private equity firm Catterton, and French holding company Groupe Arnault announced that they would be partnering together to create L Catterton.

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Will Credit Suisse's Eleven Group Be the New Facebook for Billionaires?

Dec 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

There may soon be a new invitation-only society for the world’s affluent, which according to Ad Age, sounds a lot like the money-making club seen in HBO’s Silicon Valley. Credit Suisse Securities filed a trademark application in October for a new New-York based company called The Eleven Group, stating that it will be a large on-line social network that will meet a wide range of needs.

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The Treasure Trend and Passion Investing | Signs of the Times?

Jun 27, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

When John Keats wrote these lines in 1818, he did not know how right he was, and just how much that his words anticipated an emerging cultural and fiscal trend 194 years later. In May 2012, Edvard Munch’s The Scream sold for a record USD$120 million at Sotheby’s in New York after a period of bidding lasting just 12 minutes... Read More

Impact Investing | Doing Well By Doing Good

Mar 7, 2012  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

The basic definition of impact investing combines the words well with good: doing well and doing good. Back in the old days, say, a few years ago, if you wanted to invest money in a company or stock or industry, you would look at the single bottom line: the financial return.... Read More

Thought Leader Robert Balentine on the Art and Science of Investing

Dec 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Robert Balentine is Chairman and CEO of Balentine, an independent, employee-owned investment management firm. He is also a visionary, working in a very traditional field. His ideas about investment, intuition, philanthropy, and client contact are cutting edge and unique. Here is my thought leader interview:... Read More

The Price of Silver is on the Rise

Apr 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

The price of silver hit a record high this week, reaching the highest price in 30 years. The new high is making silver look like the best investment in precious metals, maybe even better than gold.

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