New Poll: Are You Scared?

With the recent rash of bad news, as well as ongoing problems like the European debt crisis, we’re wondering how you feel about the business climate for the second half of the year. Please let us know by taking our quick poll.

Poll Results: Nearly 59% Believe Boston is the King of East Coast VC

So, who’s tops in the East Coast VC debate? Beantown took the hardware this time.

By a pretty sizeable margin, in fact, Boston legged out New York in peHUB’s weekly poll. On Thursday, we asked: Which of the two cities reigns supreme as the capital of East Coast VC?

Nearly 59%, of respondents picked our neighbors to the north while only 41.5% chose New York. The responses, however, foreshadow that the Big Apple could one day…

Poll Results: Nearly Two-Thirds Thankful for Their Health but 11% Glad for the McRib’s Return

What are you thankful for?

That was the question we posed to our readers this Thanksgiving holiday. The poll generated a bigger response than I expected. I really thought everyone would be too busy eating, watching football or resting on their couch to vote.

Anyway, it turns out that 59.1% of voters are most thankful for their or their family’s health. Roughly one-fifth, or 18.2%, is happy they have a job. The surprise vote? Nearly 11% are thankful that the McRib is back. And 4.5% are glad the IPO window has opened up a bit.

Question of the Week RESULTS: Groupon Is a Stinker

Groupon has reduced the size of its IPO, the company disclosed today in its latest regulatory filing, and it might be a good thing, based on peHUB readers’ response to our Question of the Week: Nearly two thirds of you said this stock is going to be a stinker. Another three in 10 thought a […]

Question Of The Week RESULTS: Volatility Makes Fundraising Harder

And the public has spoken. Er, the private. You guys. The problem with stock market volatility is that it makes private equity fundraising harder, according to 60% of peHUB readers who responded to our Question Of The Week, making that by far your greatest concern about today’s tumultuous markets (click on the chart to enlarge it). […]

Question Of The Week RESULTS, UPDATED: Gruebel Out At UBS

UPDATE: We have a winner. One of our perceptive readers wrote in Oswald Gruebel, CEO of UBS, as the most likely next candidate to be shown the door. Indeed, Gruebel resigned on Saturday in the wake of a $2.3 billion trading scandal. The black crepe watch continues for the other candidates on our list. Our earlier post: Most […]

Survey: PE Investors Seeking Performance + Disclosure

A new survey of private equity professionals reveals that the growth and popularity of private equity has been coupled with expectations among investors for better disclosure and accountability. Topping a list of 12 factors investors looked for when choosing a private equity firm was the quality of its management team, followed immediately by the clarity of its investment philosophy. In third place was investment performance, rising in importance from 2009, when an earlier version of the poll ranked performance seventh among the 12 factors. Portfolio transparency and fee structure also ranked highly among investors.

The survey of 411 investors, fund managers and advisers was compiled by SEI, a financial outsourcing solutions provider, and Greenwich Associates, a financial research and strategy firm. Forty-nine percent of respondents were from North America, 30 percent in Europe and 21 percent from Asia, Latin America and other parts of the world.

Poll Results: 64% Think Goldman Execs Will Face Indictments

The verdict is in, dear readers: Y’all do expect criminal charges to come down in the Justice Department’s investigation of Wall Street.

The only question is how severe it will be.

Goldman Sachs, whose CEO Lloyd Blankfein hired criminal defense attorney Reid Weingarten this week, actually fared worse than the Street as a whole in our survey. Roughly three-fifths of you expect at least some indictments at the bank as a result of the industry’s behavior leading up to the financial crisis.

Question of the Week & Talk Back: DOJ vs. Wall Street

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Feeling a little skittish on the investment banking sector?

A lot of people are after sister news service Reuters broke the story Monday that Lloyd Blankfein, CEO at Goldman Sachs, had hired high-profile criminal defense attorney Reid Weingarten amid the ongoing federal investigation of the firm’s role in …

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