Is Highland Capital’s South Korean Fund Similar to Japan Buying US Treasuries?

You can't judge a book by its cover. Those are words to live by, especially in the financial industry. Some people might run a fine-toothed comb through Highland Capital's creation of a South Korean healthcare fund for the following three reasons:   "1. New Market"   Highland Capital raised $147 million to create a healthcare fund for investing in North America and South Korea. Highland admitted that this was its first foray into healthcare. It would work with the local Korean private equity and venture capital firm Stonebridge Capital to co-manage the fund.   Of course, expanding into new markets can be quite beneficial. It is high-risk and high-reward. As…
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John Holt Speaks at Texas Bankers Association’s Annual Strategic Opportunities Conference

The association of Texas bankers meets every year for their strategic opportunities conference. This year, the conference was held in New Orleans, Louisiana. The meeting was attended by many players in the local banking scene, but the most notable attendee was the CEO of NexBank, John Holt. Normally, the theme of the conference revolves around the concept f community banking, the challenges that it is facing and the innovations that can help the bankers resolve the problem areas. The theme of this year’s meeting was : ‘Reinvent community banking, perspectives on competing by innovation’ . Issues that were brought to the discussion table include how technology is shaping the market…
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