There are only a few investors today who can legitimately be classified as living legends, and Mario Gabelli, CFA, is one of them. In this wide ranging conversation, we talk about investing, research, and the hunt for investment opportunities.
Robert Stammers, CFA, is director of Investor Engagement for CFA Institute and is responsible for increasing the use and distribution of Future of Finance and CFA Institute content by various audiences. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Stammers was the principal for his founded company where he consulted for real estate owners, lenders, and syndicators to develop and analyze structured real estate investments. There he devised strategy for obtaining debt and preferred equity capital and created finance-related marketing materials and research papers for various clients. Stammers has authored over 100 articles on various financial and investment topics for such investment periodicals as Forbes and Investopedia. He served as a senior equity analyst, where he was responsible for the creation of new investment tools and instructional products to provide the revenues for two new investment education companies. As a senior executive for several institutional fund managers, Stammers was the portfolio manager for a $1 billion enhanced real estate fund, a $1.2 billion private timber fund, and several pension fund separate accounts.
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Defiance ETFs has brought to NYSE Arca an exchange-traded fund that gives exposure to companies involved in food technology. The Defiance Next Gen Food and Agriculture ETF is linked to the BlueStar Food and Agriculture Sustainability Index. ETF (14 Nov.)
The US Supreme Court has agreed to take up a lawsuit in which Oracle says Google owes almost $9 billion for using Oracle code in Android. Microsoft had urged the court to hear the dispute, although the Trump administration had said the court should refrain. The Associated Press (15 Nov.)
EU banks are having little success convincing regulators that raising capital requirements is bad for the economy and could trigger a downturn. Andrea Enria, head of banking supervision at the European Central Bank, says banks with higher capital ratios "generate the same level of profits with lower risk." MLex (subscription required) (13 Nov.)
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