Karen McNeill, Ph.D., used to teach history at the University of California, Berkeley. In June, she took a job as head of family history with Ascent Private Capital Management, a new unit of U.S. Bancorp that manages the affairs of ultra-wealthy families.
SoftBank Corp. will let the U.S. government have veto power over one nominee to Sprint Nextel Corp.’s board to ease security concerns if its $20.1 billion takeover bid succeeds, a person familiar with the matter said.
Stephen Wynn stepped off his private jet at Manila airport in June 2010 to be greeted by the Philippines gaming regulator. On the tarmac too, in black wraparound sunglasses and trademark 1950s-style slicked-back hair, was Japanese slot-machine billionaire Kazuo Okada.
Private equity, an investing trade plied by 4,500 firms with $3 trillion in assets, is bracing for a shakeout that’s been brewing since the collapse of credit markets choked off a record leveraged-buyout binge.
Diamond Foods Inc., undergoing an internal probe into whether money paid to walnut growers violated accounting rules, plunged the most ever after the Wall Street Journal reported that farmers questioned payments.