As Amazon’s AWS cloud business grows, so do The Edge’s arguments for spinning off the $100 billion gorilla in the room

As Amazon’s AWS cloud business grows, so do The Edge’s arguments for spinning off the $100 billion gorilla in the room Jeff Bezos and the $100 billion gorilla in the room By Chris Nolter, Senior Writer at The Deal:  The value of Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) cloud services business is increasingly clear following the first quarter earnings season. While not as visible to consumers as its e-commerce business, or as flashy as the Seattle online retailing giant’s video series Mozart in the Jungle (which won a Golden Globe) or Transparent (which won an Emmy), Amazon Web services is as ubiquitous in the technology world as its smiling boxes are on the stoops of homes. Amazon Web...

Bad Blood Is Good for M&A, The Edge Reveals 16-Year Global Study The Big Banks Didn’t Want Released

Bad Blood Is Good for M&A, The Edge Reveals 16-Year Global Study The Big Banks Didn’t Want Released By Brooke Sutherland, Senior Reporter [@blsuth], Bloomberg Gadfly: Hostile takeovers get a bad rap 16-year study by The Edge unlocks how investors can benefit This is “the report the big banks didn’t want released” Sure, the back-and-forth rhetoric can turn, well, hostile and the risks of overpaying or wasting time and energy are high. And yes, oftentimes the deals don’t even happen, as occurred this week when Canadian Pacific Railway dropped its months-long (and unbidden) pursuit of Norfolk Southern. Be that as it may, some bad blood between deal partners...

Harvest Interview Series: Finding an Edge in Catalyst Investing

Harvest Interview Series: Finding an Edge in Catalyst Investing “I believe that in order to act on anything, you need to have a level of trust. Particularly in a sector which unfortunately breeds some unscrupulous people.” Jim Osman, CEO, The Edge Khai Nguyen of Harvest goes further behind the scenes to get an understanding into the very high end world of advising the world’s leading money managers by interviewing Jim Osman, CEO and founder of The Edge Consulting Group. The global independent intelligence provider advising the biggest Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, Family Offices and Activist Funds charged with finding hidden...

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...