Tag: business

Why are young African entrepreneurs optimistic?

In spite of the continent’s slowing economic growth, African entrepreneurs remain largely hopeful. The realities of young African entrepreneurs were revealed in the Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016, a collaboration between the Anzisha Prize, along with the African Leadership Academy and MasterCard Foundation. The survey posited questions to 101 respondents living and conducting businesses in… Read More

Award-winning Global Connections for Women unveils successful 2015 annual report

GC4W's Global Commitment in 2015. Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) 2015 Annual Report

Earlier today, Global Connections for Women (GC4W), a charitable organization with global reach of 3.5 million people and a three-pronged goal to connect, educate and empower women worldwide, released its 2015 annual report on ISSUU.   “The pages of this annual report are filled with inspiring journey and evidence of why there is a great… Read More

Michigan makes a big bet on hedge funds, but is it worth it?

University of Michigan stadium

The University of Michigan has changed the investments strategy used in its long term endowment pool, reallocating approximately $345 million to alternative investment managers. $100 million of that will be put into the hands of hedge fund Alyeska Investment Group.   Michigan currently has an endowment of approximately $10 billion. It is the ninth largest… Read More