Executives are worried about what’s in frontpage news these days.  McKinsey’s Economic Conditions Snapshot for September shows that a record number of business executives are concerned about the impact that geopolitical instability could have on economic growth. More than 80% of respondents said that geopolitical crises in North Africa and the Middle East are “likely […]

Closely-followed hedge fund manager John Paulson spoke to a room of MBA grads and students on Tuesday evening about hedge fund compensation among other topics.  Paulson, who shot to fame after making billions betting against subprime during the housing crisis, was part of a panel at NYU Stern called the “Future of Finance” with Citigroup CEO Michael […]

Pool/Getty Images Hello! Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday. 1.  As pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong enter their fourth day, Hong Kong’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying has demanded that the Occupy Central founders “stop this campaign immediately.” The Occupy Central movement issued an ultimatum to Chun-ying: Meet their Oct. 1 deadline for greater democracy or […]

REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Following Bill Gross’ unexpected departure from PIMCO, Wall Street appointed Jeffrey Gundlach as the new Bond King. But apparently not everyone agrees. The superstar bond manager Gundlach and the mutual-fund rating service, Morningstar, are feuding, according to a Barron’s report. Back in July, Morningstar classified Gundlach’s $ 35 billion bond fund, DoubleLine Total Return, […]

In a bid to promote direct industry-academia discussion, the Malaysia Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC) set up a University Pavilion at the recent Malaysian Oil and Gas Services Exhibition and Conference (MOGSEC 2014). MPRC is an agency formed under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) and reporting to the Prime Minister’s Department. MPRC executive director […]