Browse Month: June 2016

Madison Street Capital Releases Its Annual M&A Overview

The recent release of Madison Street Capital’s 4th edition M&A overview of the hedge fund industry has given analysts an outlook of how the industry is expected to perform in 2016. The report was released in the first week of February this year. It covers global M&A opportunities, and transaction activities. In summary, the report shows that the transaction volumes in the sector increased by 27% while the performance in the industry went down. The report was released by Karl D’Cunha, the senior managing director at the international investment bank.

Madison Street Capital’s report is valued in the industry as it is detailed, non-biased and global. This year’s report showed that a total of 42 deals were closed in 2015, as opposed to only 32 deals closed in 2014. The increase in the number of closed deals, as measured by AUM, represents an increase of 27% in transaction volumes. However, it is important to note that most of these deals were closed in the last three months of 2015. This indicates that the deal momentum is expected to be stronger in 2016. This information was originally reported on as posited in the following link

From the report, analysts have been able to come up with two conclusions. First, institutional investors have noticed that traditional areas of investment in the hedge fund industry are not generating adequate returns. This way, they are allocating resources to alternative asset management sectors. This move is aimed at ensuring the firms can generate enough returns needed to keep them operational. These allocations have been made possible by the high value of assets in the industry, which are currently at an all time high.

Secondly, most hedge funds managers are operating below optimal portfolio levels due to the inability of hedge fund managers, especially smaller firms, to attract new capital. This situation has been worsened by the high pressure for lower fees currently facing the hedge fund industry. These two factors are forcing all hedge fund managers to look for strategic investment alternatives.

About Madison Street Capital

Madison Street Capital is an investment-banking firm having a global presence. The firm’s headquarters are in Chicago, Illinois. The institution provides its clients with strategic and financial advisory solutions. Unlike other investment banks, Madison Street Capital mainly deals with corporate clients. Its services include capital introduction, portfolio valuation, M&A advisory, financial sponsor coverage and financial restructuring. This information was originally published on LinkedIn as highlighted in this link

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Beneful; One Brand for all Your Dog’s Needs

Shopping on Wal-mart for your dog should not be stressful. With countless brands and choices, it can be intimidating to pick the correct one for your beloved pet. Luckily Nestle Purinastore makes Beneful, it has options for even the pickiest eaters.

When shopping for my dog, my first concern is dry food. Beneful’s Originals With Real Salmon is my dogs personal favorite. This fine product has an ingredient list boasting real salmon, sweet potatoes, green beans, and carrots.
Pairing the dry food with a wet food creates a meal that your dog will enjoy even more. Beneful knocks it out of the park with Beneful’s Chopped Blends with salmon, sweet potatoes, brown rice, and spinach. Beneful has no problem proudly displaying what goes in to their products, unlike some brands that simply hope you dare not read the fine print.
Beneful‘s Baked Delights Heartfuls with apple flavored filling and real bacon is my go to choice when my dog deserves a little something extra. Bite sized morsels in tasty flavors like bacon and apple are sure to brighten your dog’s day. These treats are great for positive reinforcement training as well as delicious. See,
Beneful’s Healthy Smile Dental Ridges line is perfect for keeping your dog’s teeth and gums protected between check ups. For pet parents that want only the best for their dogs, these products are a must.



Helane Morrison Forging Financial History

A recent article in the Mississippi Business Journal discussed the growing importance of the position of compliance officer within three pivotal and heavily regulated industries in Mississippi and the rest of the United States. Simply stated a compliance officer advises the company he or she works for about possible infractions and violations of state and federal rules and how to avoid being in violation. Knowledge of these laws governing these highly controlled businesses is essential. Read the full article here: Compliance Officer can fix fraud. Those three industries described in the article that have an urgent need for watchdogs are insurance, investment, and legalized gambling. Now that legalized gambling has become popular, the state must tightly control its operation to make sure it is run honestly and does not become a tool of organized crime, which controls the illegal gambling in America. The insurance industry by its enormous size and the large payouts it must distribute when disaster strikes must be backed up by state and federal agencies that must also regulate its operations. The investment industry has for decades been suspected of insider trading and unscrupulous dealings and has the greatest need for compliance regulation. The Securities and Exchange Commission was founded in 1934 shortly after the collapse of Wall Street that ushered in the Great Depression. The SEC is the federal government agency controlling all firms working in the financial arena in the United States of America.
Trained as an attorney, she began work for the SEC and rapidly rose through the ranks and became in charge of the San Francisco branch of the organization. After her many years of service for the SEC, Helane was appointed as an officer of Hall Capital Partners, LLC. There, she was named as Chief Compliance Officer, and it is her duty to keep Hall Capital operating within the bounds that she is so fully aware of having served in the SEC.
Helane Morrison is proving by her commitment to honesty and to her work as a compliance officer that great changes are truly possible in this world.