You Can’t Taper a Ponzi Scheme: Time to Reboot

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

One thing to be said for the women now heading the Federal Reserve and the IMF: compared to some of their predecessors, they are refreshingly honest. The Wall Street Journal reported on July 2nd: Two of the world’s most powerful women of finance sat down for a lengthy discussion Wednesday on the …

Investing in a Growing, Changing Planet

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News

Dear Friends: Below please find a brief summary of a recent report by TerraVerde capital management outlining investment opportunities arising from population growth, climate change, and resource depletion. Investing in a Growing, Changing Planet: The Fund of Hedge Funds Opportunity   Since the integration of fossil fuels in the early …

Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit

Jay Owen Partner Announcements and News

Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit, New Energy World Network’s  Envirotech & Clean Energy Investor Summit 2013 will take place in London on the 30th and 31st October 2013. The Summit follows on from sold-out events over the past six years and will once again bring together hundreds of the industry’s most active and influential …

What aren’t RBS telling us about their carbon emissions?

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

  What aren’t RBS telling us about their carbon emissions? Today we published some new research that shows that theRoyal Bank of Scotland’s carbon emissions are much higher than they say they are – if you count the emissions from the loans they make to coal, oil and gas companies around the world. …

Hedge funds, insider traders begin dumping Monsanto stock as reality of GMOs sinks in across Wall Street

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News

(NaturalNews) Monsanto executives and insiders are dumping Monsanto stock in record volumes, sending the stock price spiraling downward. CEO Hugh Grant just sold off 40,000 shares at $97.74, and both Janet Holloway and Gerald Steiner — both high-level Monsanto executives — recently ditched more than 10,000 shares each. Tom Hartley …

SEC Votes to Lift General Solicitation Ban for Private Placements

Jay Owen Crowdfunding

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 Top Stories   SEC Votes to Lift General Solicitation Ban — Earlier today, the SEC voted 4-1 to lift the ban on general solicitation for private placements. The ruling creates a new kind of offering, called 506(c), that effectively allows companies (as well as hedge funds and …

Peer-to-peer lending via the internet hits £250m

kristy Crowdfunding

8 June 2012 Last updated at 19:00 ET Peer-to-peer lending via the internet hits £250m By Simon Gompertz Personal finance correspondent, BBC News Lynne Martin’s money is spread among hundreds of borrowers, thus reducing risk Continue reading the main story Savings and InvestmentDo some hedge funds mislead their investors? Will …

Review by Alan F Kay of Dear Mr Buffet What an Investor Learns 1269 Miles from Wall Street

kristy Books and Reviews

Dear Mr. Buffett – What an Investor Learns 1269 Miles from Wall Street by Janet Tavakoli, Wiley 2009 President of a Chicago-based firm that consults to financial institutions, institutional investors and hedge funds, Janet Tavakoli, met with the “Sage of Omaha,” Warren Buffett, when he was 74. Owner of Berkshire …