ZOLIO FEATURED NEWS
ZOLIO WOMEN’S COMPETITION
Zolio Women’s Competition Meet and Greet event in Boston, February 22, 2017 [L-R] Pavithra Paravatsu, Competition Winner; Olive Darragh, Zolio President and founder; Shaima Ahmadi, Competition Creativity Winner/Performance Mention.
The Zolio Women’s Investment Competition was created as a vehicle for women of all skill levels in investing and finance to try managing money and learn about the stock market in a risk-free way. The Zolio Women’s Competition awarded over $10,000 in cash and prizes based not only on portfolio performance, but also strength of trading plans, creativity, and level of engagement and resilience of the participants.
STATE STREET ADVISORS
State Street Advisors has installed a statue of a girl in front of the Wall Street bull in downtown Manhattan and has asked over 3,500 companies to take steps to increase the number of women on their boards. [PHOTO: Rachael Levy]
From Business Insider: State Street Global Advisors, the world’s third-largest asset manager, installed a bronze statue of a defiant girl in front of Wall Street’s iconic charging bull statue as part of its new campaign to pressure companies to add more women to their boards. State Street has cited gender diversity as a way to improve company performance and increase shareholder value.
ZOLIO MARKET COMMENTARY
There are three major aspects to finance. The first is looking at data and analyzing it to assess the probability of an outcome in the future: GDP growth, a stock price going up or down, a portfolio of properties losing value, a credit card debt being defaulted on.read more
Basel IV sounds like the sequel to a bad action movie franchise, and in a way, it is. The action is the wild west of bankers trying to skirt rules to pad profits—a move that creates really bad externalities like the Great Recession of 2007-2009.read more
The capital structure dominates much of finance and financial theory. The firm, being a fictional entity used to produce products that will provide profits, needs to be structured in a way that rewards initial investors according to their inputs as well as their appetites for risk. The capital structure is designed to do that.read more
The financial infrastructure in America and, to a certain extent, in Europe, is so complex and sophisticated that its benefits are often lost on people outside of the industry (and, for that matter, plenty within it).read more
A common practice in international finance is hedging currency exposure, and it can be an incredibly important part of both the corporate financial and asset management worlds.read more
Capitalization rates are a rather simple concept in real estate investing that is often ignored by analysts in other sectors and asset classes. Simply put, the capitalization rate is a kind of yield, currently valued, that helps real estate investors understand if a property is reaching its fullest potential in terms of income generation.read more
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