January 2016

Marriott’s strong industry position held off competitors in Starwood deal

Marriott International Inc.’s strong brand reputation and financial position helped the Bethesda-based hotelier ward off competitors in its bid to acquire Starwood […]


BY MICHAEL COLE   And Wang Shi thought that Everest climb was going to be his biggest challenge China Vanke, which […]

Russia and China May Be Creating Their Own Jason Bourne Super Soldiers

By Eric Tegler, The United States’ most powerful geopolitical adversaries are already working on something America is reluctant to: Enhanced Human Operations […]

The Durst Dynasty’s Rise, a Scion’s Descent

The New York Times By CHARLES V. BAGLI © John Orris/The New York Times In 1957, the children of the developer […]

The Topic We Should All Be Paying Attention to (in 3 Charts)

by Rick Reider of BlackRock Investment Management As the December Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting nears, discussions and speculation about the […]

100 Largest Private Companies

By Douglas A. McIntyre A number of America’s largest private companies are big enough in terms of revenue that had they […]

New stamp duty rates are bad news for tenants

Why many landlords are likely to increase rents after higher stamp duty rates for buy-to-let investors come into force in […]

Where Rich Chinese Are Stashing Cash: America’s Hotels, Strip Malls

A small group of wealthy Chinese investors recently poured $10 million into a luxury condominium project in New York’s Westchester […]

Trulioo’s Stephen Ufford: “Missing element to provide financial services for the 2.5 billion unbanked lies in a digital footprint”

Zack Miller  December 1, 2015 Stephen Ufford is CEO & Founder of Trulioo What is Truiloo? What was the inspiration/genesis […]

New ultra high net worth research finds alternatives increasingly popular

By Beverly Chandler, Research from family office Stonehage Fleming, reveals that ultra high net worth investors are increasingly using alternatives […]