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Challenger offers a financial plan for Chicago
The New York Times
After spending months avoiding questions about how he would solve Chicago’s dizzying fiscal problems, Jesus G. Garcia released a plan that he said would right the city’s “listing financial ship.” Garcia, a county commissioner and former alderman who is challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the April 7 runoff, said he would make government more efficient, undertake audits of each city department and improve services to residents.
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African horizons
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An advisory council appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to expand business opportunities in Africa is now in full swing. The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) includes two CFA charterholders with deep knowledge of Africa. Melissa Cook, CFA, is founder and managing director of African Sunrise Partners, a New York-based investment strategy firm focusing on Africa.
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Financial advisers strengthen focus on attracting female clients
Chicago Tribune
They are swarming around women and trying to perfect their pickup lines. Financial advisers want women clients, and consultants are busy suggesting ways to woo them. Firms ranging from Fidelity to BlackRock are researching women's attitudes, and advisers are inviting women to all-female seminars. After refreshments, the advisers frequently imply that someone in a dress will be the most attentive to women's concerns.
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3 factors make European stocks a better value for investors
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A strong dollar, low oil prices and rock-bottom interest rates are creating opportunities beyond domestic stocks, a Racine investment manager says. U.S. stock prices have been rising for more than six years, but these three factors have created "dislocations" elsewhere in terms of valuations, said Kevin K. Tan, chief investment officer at Johnson Bank.
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Expedia makes $270M investment in Latin America's Decolar
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With Expedia Inc. the Priceline Group and, to a lesser extent, TripAdvisor, seemingly trying to acquire almost every attractive and affordable missing piece in sight, investment activity turned to Latin America as Expedia Inc. took a minority stake in Decolar.com.
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Chicago to be named 'model city' for financial education
WGN-TV
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will dub Chicago the first “model city” for financial education. Officials want to develop a program by summer, to teach kids and adults money sense. The courses will aim to teach topics like debt, credit and how to put together a household budget. They’ll also teach investment strategies and saving for retirement.
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Wilson cites Garcia opposition to red light cameras in endorsement
Chicago Tribune
Former mayoral candidate Willie Wilson formally endorsed Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, citing the challenger's pledge to get rid of red light cameras and bring fairness to city contracting. Wilson said he "didn't get any movement" from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the red light cameras or commitments to reopen shuttered Chicago Public Schools before opting to throw his support behind Garcia.
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of CFA Chicago NewsBrief, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of CFA Society Chicago, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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Discover CEO David Nelms' compensation falls
Crain's Chicago Business
After a huge payday in 2013, Discover Financial Services CEO David Nelms saw his 2014 compensation fall back to earth — relatively speaking, of course. Nelms made $8.7 million, nearly all of it in cash and stock, in 2014, according to the company proxy filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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TriLinc Global Impact Fund makes impact investments in Africa and Latin America
Business Wire via MarketWatch
TriLinc Global Impact Fund announced that it has approved a total of $15.5 million in trade finance facilities to companies in South Africa, Zambia and Argentina, bringing total financing commitments as of Feb. 28, to $74.7 million for business expansion and socioeconomic development through its holdings in Africa and Latin America.
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Heineken investing $480M to build brewery in Mexico
Reuters
Dutch brewer Heineken said it will invest $480 million to build a brewery in Mexico to supply U.S. and Mexican markets. The brewery in the northern state of Chihuahua will produce 132 million gallons of beer per year, said Marc Busain, managing director of Heineken's Mexico unit Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma, but that could be expanded.
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