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How to make the leap from CFO to CEO

10/1/2014

  • Crain's Chicago Business (tiered subscription model)
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The position of CFO is no longer considered the pinnacle of a finance executive's career. CEO is the natural next step as CFOs add duties and board members work with them more closely. A carefully cal… Read More

Retail REITs could find opportunity in class B retail

10/1/2014

  • Bloomberg

Class B retail centers, which are trading at discounts, offer attractive acquisition opportunities for retail REITs, as Washington Prime Group's recent acquisition of Glimcher Realty Trust shows, anal… Read More

Suit brought by Fannie, Freddie investors against U.S. dismissed

10/1/2014

  • Examiner (Washington, D.C.), The
  • Bloomberg

Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit brought by a group of investors in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The investors sought to reverse an Obama… Read More

FSI active on many regulatory fronts

10/1/2014

  • Financial-Planning.com

FSI has been working actively on several regulatory proceedings. "The Department of Labor fiduciary issue continues to be our top priority," Robert Lewis, vice president of legislative affairs, said a… Read More

Europe surpasses U.S. in M&A activity among insurers, report says

10/1/2014

  • RiskAndInsurance.com

Mergers-and-acquisitions activity among U.S. insurers decreased to 97 transactions from July 2013 through June, while such transactions among European insurers rose to 139, according to a Clyde & Co. … Read More

AmEx exec to lead PayPal as it separates from eBay

10/1/2014

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

American Express' Dan Schulman, who helped lead the company's development of online and mobile banking and products for the underbanked, will be president and CEO of PayPal as it breaks away from pare… Read More