Thursday, 30 March 2017
Twice a year, Jim Bruene puts three dozen of the country's most innovative entrepreneurs on a stage and starts a stopwatch. In seven minutes, they must show how their latest idea could transform the financial industry. The presenters at Finovate, the conference Bruene first organized in 2007, try to wow bankers, venture capitalists and tech execut...
As the S&P 500 stormed to a gain of 16 percent for the first five months of the year, the run was fueled by investors searching for yield.   With central banks driving interest rates lower, slower-growth sectors with big dividends like utilities and telecom were attractive because they offered better returns over government debt along with th...