Archive for October, 2009

Jumping Ship… The Promise of Private Equity.

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on October 26, 2009 – 10:15 am

So, with the US government cracking down on banking industry income, where might one look to shift their efforts for unrestricted rewards?  My bet is that you will see top talent looking to drop their “capped” posts at the troubling banks and reposition themselves in Private Equity firms abroad.
“Why abroad?” you say.  Well, as anyone [...]

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The Dow reached 10,000… (Yawn.)

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on October 16, 2009 – 3:31 pm

I’m sorry if I can’t jump for joy and pop the champagne bottle corks just yet, but I can’t help shaking the feeling that our building just went through an earthquake that destroyed it’s foundation… and we’re all just piling back into it.
The Dow is understandably a leading indicator of health and stability for our [...]

Neil on Politics: Don’t Hire a Lawyer to do a Plumber’s Job…

Icon Written by Neil Palmquist on October 16, 2009 – 6:13 am

Politics as a discussion topic has historically held little interest in my life, as I have always much preferred the far more fascinating and sensible world of business and numbers. However, the “polite avoidance” of politics as a topic of discussion is no longer possible, the two having become conjoined in ways I don’t imagine [...]