Asking financial market pros: When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates? Jim Osman, CEO of The Edge gives his view…

Asking financial market pros: When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates? Jim Osman, CEO of The Edge gives his view… By Doug Whiteman, Senior Writer, Bankrate.com: The nation’s central bankers say they want to raise interest rates soon, but they keep waiting and waiting. No rate hike came out of the most recent monetary policy meeting; Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen said the time wasn’t right because of “heightened uncertainties abroad.” As part of our 4th-quarter 2015 Bankrate Market Mavens survey of leading financial market analysts, we asked: When do you expect the Fed will raise interest rates? One of whom being Jim Osman, CEO of The Edge...

The Edge Reveals Value of a Wall Street Rainmaker’s Secret to Trillions Worth of M&A Deals / PJT and Blackstone Spinoff

The Edge Reveals Value of a Wall Street Rainmaker’s Secret to Trillions Worth of M&A Deals / PJT and Blackstone Spinoff By Sonali Basak, Senior Reporter, Bloomberg: PJT Spinoff goes public after merging with Blackstone unit, Schwarzman is the single biggest investor in Taubman’s firm. Taubman has pulled off a long list of deals from Pfizer Inc.’s $64 billion takeover of Wyeth to Verizon Communications Inc.’s $130 billion buyout of Vodafone Group Plc’s wireless stake. The 54-year-old dealmaker is combining his own startup, PJT Partners Inc. (PJT – Get Report), with the mergers and restructuring businesses of Blackstone Group LP, the private-equity giant headed by...

Asking market pros: What will drive stocks?

Asking market pros: What will drive stocks? By Doug Whiteman, Staff Writer, Bankrate.com: In our first Bankrate Market Mavens Survey of leading financial market analysts, we asked: What forces will be the biggest drivers for stocks over the next year? What they said (from the 20 interviewed): “Activism and corporate change, whether forced or by need, will undoubtedly be the main driver for stocks in the next year.” – Jim Osman, founder and CEO, The Edge Consulting Group. Continue reading full...

Spinoff Value Surges to $1.5 Trillion Reveals New Report by The Edge

Spinoff Value Surges to $1.5 Trillion Reveals New Report by The Edge New York, Feb 24: The surge in Activism, Restructuring [Spin-offs] and M&A has brought enormous value. But equally with a degree of risk. With so many value plays ahead like the spinoffs of Baxter International spinning off its valuable Baxalta division, General Electric separating its Synchrony Financial segment or Fiat Chrysler demerging its Ferrari SpA luxury automotive business to investors, the question for most investors is now; how are they planning to cover and analyse the surging space to best process and evaluate the risk, uncovering the most...