16, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — ING Real Estate Finance (USA) LLC announced today that it has reached an agreement to sell 29 of its real estate loans in the U.S. with a total outstanding balance of USD 1.6 billion (EUR 1.19 billion at current exchange rates) to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. The attractive terms reflect the quality of the portfolio, which consists entirely of performing loans and represents approximately 50 percent of ING Real Estate Finance’s total U.S. loan portfolio.
Do Behavioral Finance and Impact Investment Make Good Bedfellows?
Richardson, The Denver Post file) The initiative that would revamp Colorado’s school finance system and implement a $950 million tax increase hit a snag Friday, as the secretary of state’s office announced it will examine the petitions line by line to determine whether the measure makes the November ballot. Colorado Commits to Kids, the organization behind the campaign for the school finance initiative, turned in more than 165,000 signatures Aug. 5 roughly double the number required. But Secretary of State Scott Gessler said that the signature verification of a random 5 percent sample of the petitions fell into a range that triggers a line-by-line examination. Proponents needed the sample to show a verification rate that would project to at least 110 percent of the required 86,105 valid signatures in order for the initiative to move directly to the ballot.
Colorado school finance initiative hits snag on way to the ballot
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NorthStar Realty Finance Announces Pricing of a $531.5 Million Floating Rate CMBS Transaction
Unlike traditional investments, impact investments have both impact goals and financial goals. Unless an investment achieves both goals, it will not be considered successful. How do the two go together? Some impact investors believe that because they have different metrics for evaluating assets, they will be able to find mispriced assets that traditional investors avoid.