Hello and welcome back to my website. If you have read some of my previous blogs you would see that I am deeply involved in the finance industry and love to learn about current happenings with the industry. I know the year is not over just yet but 2016 is just around the corner and people need to be prepared for start of the next year. This article is intended for the education of any reader interested in learning more about what financial professionals will be focusing on in 2016. I hope you enjoy the article and feel free to share it. Read more →
Alibaba continues to grow as it strengthens its financial reach in regards to the insurance industry. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. plans to invest 1.2 billion yuan or $188 million into a Chinese unit of Cathay Financial Holding Co. According to an official statement released on Monday Zhejiang Ant Small & Micro Financial Services Group Co. is buying a 60% stake in Cathay Insurance Co. The two companies plan on working together in order to grow and increase cooperation with regards to cloud computing. Read more →
GE continues to grow and extend its finance portfolio. GE has officially agreed to an $8.5 billion deal in the sale of its healthcare finance unit with Capital One. As you already know Capital One is one of the most successful banks in the US as well as one of the fastest growing.
The deal is set to have Capital One pay a 6% premium to the value of the unit’s loans in order to acquire the business. This move will help Capital One become a major contender in the commercial bank space. The healthcare unit provides specialized financing to companies, developers, investors, and many sectors within the industry including hospitals and medical device organizations. Read more →
In regards to bond markets, one thing has been growing in popularity and in the newspapers, that one thing is liquidity. Investors, traders, and regulators are now constantly thinking about the ability to trade fixed-income securities without affecting prices too much. There are however plenty of people that disagree with the liquidity issue in this situation.
According to new regulations that have been enacted, it has become more and more difficult and expensive for banks to hold bolds on their balance sheets. It is also expensive and difficult to facilitate trades for their clients in certain areas, but the major growth of the investors that would and do buy these types of assets is another factor to consider. Read more →
China’s booming stock market is making itself known here in the United States. The Chinese stock market’s recent success is causing so challenges as well. Chinese chief executives are looking toward their home country’s economy and are considering and even making the move to take their U.S.-traded companies private. Read more →