Antony Jones/Getty Images Sir Philip Green, Chloe Green and Tina Green attend the Fashion for Relief event during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Aeroport Cannes Mandelieu on May 21, 2017 in Cannes, France. LONDON — Retail tycoon Sir Philip Green is spending £100 million to boost the online shopping chops of companies like […]

Big money investors have always sought an edge. Everything from star traders to fast computers to unique analysis can give a big hedge fund an advantage over competitors. The latest battleground is data. Investors are vying for new data sets that their competitors don’t have, or haven’t thought of using. These can range from the basic credit-card sales information to […]

Acorns Acorns cofounders Jeff and Walter Cruttenden. Popular micro-investing app Acorns just made a big hire. The firm announced that Christopher Jones, BlackRock’s former cohead of global active equities, will join the company as Chair of the Investment Committee. Jones will advise on long-term strategy and oversee ETF’s, portfolio construction, and risk management. “He is not only a best-in-class investor […]

Chris White Individual investors are human beings, not robots.  As such, not all investment decisions are based solely on rational models or algorithms. In many cases a person’s emotions or life experience can play the biggest role in a person’s investment preferences. Chris White is a financial advice expert who has invested the money of hundreds […]

Carlyle Carlyle’s Sandra Horbach. Everyone makes mistakes – but as the adage goes, it’s often what you learn from them that counts. Business Insider recently sat down with Sandra Horbach, the cohead of US buyouts at the $ 158 billion private equity firm, Carlyle Group. Horbach is one of the industry’s most senior women, and […]

Tandem Ricky Knox, Tandem. LONDON — Eyebrows were raised in December when department store House of Fraser announced it was investing at least £35 million in Tandem, a UK startup that’s building an app-only bank. Since when did department stores get into venture capital investing? And why is House of Fraser investing in a bank? […]

Facebook screenshot. Elizabeth Warren wrote a statement on Facebook backing Betterment’s CEO. Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren is backing the CEO of a hot new finance startup. The senator wrote on her Facebook page Tuesday that she agrees with Betterment CEO Jon Stein, who wrote an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump over keeping the new […]

Tobias Helbig/Getty Images Emerging Sovereign Group is shutting one of its hedge funds after redemptions from investors, according to people familiar with the matter. The Emerging Sovereign Master Fund, a macro strategy, manages about $ 330 million — a figure that includes borrowings – according to hedge-fund database AltX.  It’s one of six funds listed by the New […]