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October 16, 2012
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  • CEOs call on lawmakers: Make a deal to avoid "fiscal cliff"
    Corporate CEOs are urging lawmakers to come to a compromise on government debt and the "fiscal cliff." "There has to be shared pain," said Robert Greifeld, head of Nasdaq OMX Group. "... It's very difficult for politicians to run on a platform where they're getting everybody mad at them. But for us to address this, there's going to have to be revenue increases. There are going to have to be spending cuts." Bloomberg Businessweek (10/15), Reuters (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Capital Markets 
  • Shellpoint Partners moves toward securitizations
    Shellpoint Partners has filed a registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a private securitization program. The move indicates momentum in the private mortgage-bond market. "We remain committed to non-agency securitization because we think the macro trend is intact, which is to reduce the government footprint in the mortgage market," said Bruce Williams, a co-chief executive at Shellpoint, which is partly owned by Lewis Ranieri, a pioneer of mortgage bonds. The Wall Street Journal (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Is Pricing Low Your Strategy to Success? Think again.
Pricing is the heart of a business. It affects everything you do and is affected by everything you do. Economists talk of supply and demand as key factors behind pricing—successful entrepreneurs manipulate demand by making their products more desirable. These six steps will help you determine the right price for your product or service, read the article and learn how to get pricing right.

  Investment News 
  • Mortgage REITs suffer with Fed policies, interest rates
    Investors are leaving mortgage REITs as the interest rate environment continues to work against these investments. Mortgage debt lost about 6% in the past week alone. The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy is also eroding performance. Bloomberg (10/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Real Estate Marketplace 
  • Multifamily fundamentals strong
    The fundamentals behind the multifamily sector are very strong, says Calvin Schnure, vice president of research and industry information with NAREIT. Demand is robust and still working through the existing pipeline. Also, multifamily starts are up 40%. Multi-Housing News (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
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  NAREIT News 
  • Register Today for REITWorld 2012
    REITWorld 2012®: NAREIT's Annual Convention for All Things REIT® brings together REIT and real estate executives, investors, industry leaders, and academic experts in one setting to share their specialized knowledge and experience.

    This year, conference sessions will connect macroeconomic data and views with the meaningful perspectives from four market segments: Health Care, Housing, Business-to-Business real estate, and Consumer-Oriented real estate. Attendees will gain understanding and insight into the opportunities, business models and economic drivers from the experienced leadership participating in the event. For more information, including the schedule and participants, visit LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Policy Watch 
  • CFPB could restrict lawsuits involving high-quality mortgages
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering a rule that would effectively bar lawsuits involving some home mortgages made to borrowers with excellent credit ratings and plenty of resources to make payments, sources said. The rule reportedly would establish a U.S. definition of "qualified mortgage" and give lenders a legal shield against lawsuits involving loans that meet the standard. Slate/Moneybox blog (10/15), The Wall Street Journal (10/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it."
--Amelia Barr,
British novelist

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