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Opinion: Remembering David Swensen, a giant in the investment world

By   /  Friday, May 28th, 2021  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Personal Finance  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Remembering David Swensen, a giant in the investment world

By David Kreinces In early May, David Swensen, Yale’s legendary endowment chief, died of cancer at age 67. Swensen was famous on Wall Street for successfully diversifying Yale’s portfolio in a wide range of alternative investments, and he was also loved for his 2005 book on exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The book, “Unconventional Success,” showed Swensen’s Read More →

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San Luis Obispo venture firm Relentless targets new software

By   /  Friday, April 12th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Startups, Technology  /  Comments Off on San Luis Obispo venture firm Relentless targets new software

The founders of Relentless say they see a new gold rush in the Irish Hills of San Luis Obispo, and they intend to strike a vein with a new model of venture investing. The gold isn’t coming out of the ground, but out of universities and entrepreneurs in the form of software, they said. The Read More →

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Impact investing a growing sector for capital in Tri-Counties

By   /  Friday, November 23rd, 2018  /  left, Small Business, Startups  /  Comments Off on Impact investing a growing sector for capital in Tri-Counties

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Our view: Santa Barbara investment policy a costly maneuver

By   /  Friday, September 22nd, 2017  /  Banking Industry, Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Santa Barbara investment policy a costly maneuver

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New regulation allows everyone to invest in private companies

By   /  Friday, May 20th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on New regulation allows everyone to invest in private companies

By Daniel S. Fabiano Until now, private businesses were banned from soliciting the public for equity investments. At the same time, individual investors were barred from trying their hand at investing in private businesses unless they were accredited investors (making $200,000 per year or possessing $1 million in personal assets) or had a relationship with Read More →

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Make money, do good with ‘impact investing’

By   /  Friday, May 6th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Make money, do good with ‘impact investing’

By Peter Brill I’m a typical Santa Barbara retiree who came here to enjoy its beauty after having a prosperous and fulfilling career in medicine and as a successful entrepreneur. I was considering how to best use my philanthropic dollars when I came across a concept in investing that captured my interest to the degree Read More →

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Startup investment platform takes root in Westlake Village

By   /  Friday, February 27th, 2015  /  Banking & Finance, Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Startup investment platform takes root in Westlake Village

INVST hopes to stimulate investment activity by allowing giving institutional-grade funds an online presence.

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