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SEC Removes Advertising Prohibitions for Hedge & Private Equity Funds

By Ray Ruga Funds face a new marketing frontier requiring sophisticated strategies and professional expertise Hedge and private equity funds have traditionally been low-profile investment vehicles catering to sophisticated investors. The posture has not been out of choice, but attributable to an 80 year SEC rule prohibiting the general solicitation and general advertising of funds, particularly [&hellip + More

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2012 Americas Venture Capital Conference to Help Entrepreneurs Gain Funding

I n 2005, Venezuelan Andrés Moreno left his offline English language training company with an idea for an online version of the same that he thought could teach English faster and more effectively. The next year, he co-founded OpenEnglish (www.openenglish.com) in Caracas to reinvent the English language learning experience for Spanish and Portuguese students by [&hellip + More

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De Minimis: Una Herramienta Poco Conocida pero con un gran Potencial para Fomentar el Crecimiento Económico en América Latina

México, Chile y Perú, tres de los países más dinámicos de América Latina en el área del comercio internacional, podrían ahorrar millones de dólares al año y fomentar su crecimiento económico si tomaran medidas relativamente sencillas para facilitar las importaciones de bajo valor monetario, según un estudio realizado por una consultora australiana. Deminimis- CLADEC WhitePaper + More

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How to Avoid Three Pitfalls Latin American Entrepreneurs Face

  H ard to believe that an aspiring startup can suffer too much innovation, even too much funding. But recent experience has shown it’s true, especially in Latin America. Worse yet, entrepreneurs face a third pitfall that can needlessly burn cash faster than a Tesla roadster. Three Pitfalls Facing Latin American Enterpreneurs + More

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How to Avoid Three Pitfalls Latin American Entrepreneurs Face

Hard to believe that an aspiring startup can suffer too much innovation, even too much funding. But recent experience has shown it’s true, especially in Latin America. Worse yet, entrepreneurs face a third pitfall that can needlessly burn cash faster than a Tesla roadster. White Paper English + More

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Crowd-­‐Funding: Tool for Economic Democracy & Job-­‐Growth?

Crowdfunding, simply put is the intersection between social media and seed funding. Crowdfunding utilizes the social networks to have a social impact. Crowdfunding Whitepaper + More

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Impact Investing’s Momentum Today: A Positive Inflection Point?

While conservative investors may consider passively investing in a large cap company and hoping for management to provide capital returns to be sound financial bet, a growing class of investors is waking up to the fact that that positive investment returns and constructive social and financial impact can go hand-in-hand. Impact Investing momentum + More

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Unfunded Pension Liabilities: Could Less Risk Be More Risk?

In the fall of 2008, as the global financial crisis turned acute, fear ruled. Commercial paper vanished. LIBOR blew up. Markets crashed. Fortunately central banks came to liquidity’s rescue, helping recapitalize banking, rescuing too-big-to-fail companies and, for many nations, keeping people employed. Minerva Pension Investing Dilemma-English + More

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Fostering Financial Inclusion in Latin America

Latin American economies are experiencing the kind of growth that their European and US counterparts can only dream of.  Once plagued by currency devaluations, debt defaults and the need for bailouts, Latin America is now seeing its strongest economic cycle in nearly 30 years. In addition, the region has taken great steps towards the consolidation [&hellip + More

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How To Feed 1.4 Billion People?

China’s breakneck growth has resulted in rapid urbanization and an insatiable appetite for everything. Consequently, food security concerns abound, and the Chinese government is implementing initiatives to assure a food supply for its 1.4 billion people. China’s limited arable land and scarce water supply puts pressure on the country to search outside its borders for [&hellip + More