These Are the Top Ten Market Neutral Mutual Funds

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A market neutral strategy helps investors and investment managers to make a profit from both a rise and drop in prices in one or more markets. Also, investors and investment managers following this strategy stay away from some specific types of market risk. A portfolio based on a market neutral strategy attempts to maintain low […]

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These Are The Top Ten Convertible Mutual Funds

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Investing in hybrid securities is one of the best ways to earn returns and lower the risk profile of a portfolio. Within hybrid securities, convertible funds are the most popular among investors. Such funds give investors the benefit of investing in stock with the safety of bonds. These convertible funds usually invest in convertible bonds […]

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Can Biden save public transit from the pandemic?

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Ridership—and revenue—are cratering. Will there be anything left once we’re vaccinated? The Biden administration and new Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will have to act fast to give federal help so states and cities can turn things around. Even before the pandemic, mass transit in the U.S. had been struggling: 2018 marked the fourth straight year of ridership decline across the country, and though 2019 offered some hope with two full quarters of ridership growth, the pandemic crushed that progress. For public transit systems, fewer riders means less revenue, compounding longstanding funding issues. But with the Biden administration now in place, transit experts see hope for their industry’s future—one that is inextricably tied to climate goals and social equity—as long as the administration can get them the funding and federal policies they need. Read Full Story

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Why we need to focus on equity to have a sustainable economic recovery after COVID-19

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The female CEO of Bank of the West points out that one issue that could prevent a sustainable economic recovery is the lack of women in positions that are responsible for P&L. “Women’s equality and empowerment are one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, but also integral to all dimensions of inclusive and sustainable development. In short, all the SDGs depend on the achievement of Goal 5 .” —The United Nations Read Full Story

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How corporate venture capital could close the gender gap for entrepreneurs

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Pipeline Equity’s founder and Accenture Venture’s Open Innovation lead say that we need a revolution to shake up the world of funding and entrepreneurship, and CVC could catalyze these efforts. As COVID-19, the ensuing economic crisis, and recent calls for racial justice show, the cost of complacency toward matters of equity is reaching an inflection point. We are ready for a sweeping reset, a new paradigm—one where women receive half of all venture capital (VC) funding, represent half of all decision-makers at VC firms, and make up half of all business owners. Entrepreneurship is ready for an infusion of gender equity. Read Full Story

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How to build a race-conscious equity, diversity, and inclusion strategy

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GV’s first diversity and inclusion partner explains the four not-so-easy steps companies must make to move from recognition to integration. When I joined venture capital firm GV in January as the firm’s first diversity and inclusion partner, I was excited by the opportunity to help with one of the industry’s biggest challenges: ensuring underrepresented and underestimated founders gain access to capital. Currently only 1% of VC funding goes to Black founders and 2% to Latinx founders. Women earn 26 cents for every dollar that men earn in stock assets. Read Full Story

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What is Equity Crowdfunding and How Can You Use it For Your Business?

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Creating a successful startup is hard; it’s even harder without access to startup funds. However, if you’ve got a great business plan and the ability to create a buzz around your brand, equity crowdfunding could be the perfect option for your business. New legislation is opening up this crowdfunding option and making it a more viable method of raising capital for thousands of businesses. An Overview of Equity Crowdfunding Equity crowdfunding enables members of the public to invest in a privately-owned company. An entrepreneur or a business, generally a startup, will use an equity crowdfunding platform to offer securities in return for an investment from members of the public. Most commonly, that security will be in the form of shares, and as the company grows and prospers, the value of those shares increases, offering the investor a return on their investment. Why is this important for businesses? If you’ve ever …

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Digital Strategy Consulting

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Businesses have always enjoyed a comfortable position when it comes to planning and preparation. Sadly, this isn’t the case anymore. Due to the competitive digital landscape , business owners need to chalk out entire outlines, strategies, and implementation within weeks – or even days. So if you can’t keep up with this accelerated pace, somebody else will. The best way to stay ahead in the competition? Having a carefully drafted digital strategy . Think of the whole thing as the guiding light. Without it, companies will be stuck with their old-fashioned efforts and won’t be able to take advantage of moving online. Plus, a result-driven approach serves as the basis of digital strategy, which can be very beneficial for your company. If you think that the ongoing pandemic has changed things, you‘re wrong. On the contrary, experts at DMEXCO predict that 70% of executives expect the pace of digital strategy …

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