- Forbes | Say Yes to the Yen | 08-17-2010
Shawn Baldwin outlines his outlook for the Japanese Yen and its role as a safe haven currency during our turbulent times.
- Forbes | Japan, Land of the Rising Sum | 07-22-2010
Shawn Baldwin gives a global macro outlook for Japan and explains why investors shouldn't worry about the county's sovereign debt crisis.
- Wall Street Journal | Reality Check: Most Stock Markets Still Below '07 Highs | 07-06-2010
See Chairman Shawn Baldwin's quote in the Wall Street Journal on the tremendous outperformance of the Tunisia stock market since global market peaks in late 2007.
- Fortune CNN Global Forum
Shawn Baldwin speaks on international investment opportunities, Will the Returns Justify the Risks? Private equity has been booming in Africa (up to US $2.2 billion in 2008). Investment is still growing and it is becoming increasingly diverse. Where is the money going? What sectors stand to benefit and what risks stand in the way? How will more local competition change the playing field? A conversation featuring global investors.
- 2010 Milken Global Conference
Shawn Baldwin monitors a panel discussion on Native American Sovereign Wealth that takes an in-depth look at their sources of wealth, from gaming operations to lucrative land rights, and examine how these income streams can be used to improve infrastructure and educational opportunities. When significant wealth comes to a particular tribe, how does it alter the fabric of the community? The discussion will also explore how tribes are preparing for the future as they attempt to diversify and invest to create independence.
- 2010 36th Annual Wharton Memorial Conference
Shawn Baldwin joins Robert Kapito (President, BlackRock), Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY, Chairman Subcommittee for International Monetary Policy and Trade, Wendell Motley (Senior Adviser, Credit Suisse) and Ali Velshi (Chief Business Correspondent, CNN) to discuss new opportunities for innovation as the global economy begins to emerge from the financial crisis.
- 2009 Milken Global Conference
Shawn Baldwin discusses the evolving nature of Islamic finance.
With "net capital exportation at par with China," the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have seen strong growth in Shariah-compliant financing, or Islamic financing, according to panel moderator Shawn Baldwin. As structural elements and best practices have begun to formalize, and as the GCC continues to acquire more than $1 trillion of foreign capital over the next decade, the focus on Shariah financing will continue to increase.
A full video of the conversation can be viewed on the Milken Global website.
- CMG Hosts Major Alternative Investments Conference in Qatar
Excerpt from AMEinfo.com story:
Top representative from fund management and pension fund firms from the US and Europe gather in Doha on 14 May for a conference to discuss the potential of Qatar as a regional hub for private equity and hedge funds.
Those attending the conference in Doha included Lord Jacob Rothschild, who has established many highly successful companies in insurance, banking and investment; Jarvis Hollingsworth, of the Texas Teachers Retirement fund which manages some $109 billion in assets; Harry Alverson, Managing Director of the Carlyle Group; Steve Gilbert, Chairman of Sun Capital; Dan Loeb, Chairman of Third Point, and Quintin Primo, Chairman of Capri Capital Advisors.
In his keynote speech at the conference, HE Yousef Hussain Kamal said: "This is an exceptional event for finance in the Middle East. There has rarely been a gathering of such influential financial people in one place in this part of the world.
- CBS News Civil Rights Frontline
Excerpt from CBSNews.com feature:
In 1999, during a boom economy, Shapiro said, black middle-class families on average had one-fourth of the wealth of similarly educated, similarly employed white middle-class families.
The disparity was even starker across all income groups — black families as a whole had only 10 cents in wealth for every dollar white families had, according to government figures.
There are historical reasons — generations of poverty, a legacy of slavery and laws that kept them from education, housing and good jobs. But advocates say there also is persistent discrimination in mortgages and other loans
"The biggest problem is that we've been choked off to a large degree from capital," said Shawn Baldwin, 38, who recently started his own brokerage and asset management firm with the help of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who introduced him to executives at Citibank.
- 75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street
Shawn D. Baldwin, Chairman & CEO, Capital Management Group, Chicago, Age: 40
Bottom Line: Baldwin is a Wall Street fast- tracker who has built his asset management and investment banking firm one acquisition at a time. The first possession was MuniDirect, an Atlanta-based domestic broker-dealer. Next, he acquired KCM Capital Management, an Anguilla-based off-shore broker-dealer. A BE 100s company, CMG has been involved in the General Electric spinoff of GenWorth Financial and Google’s IPO. Baldwin has participated in more than 72 transactions totaling more than $63 billion in value.
- Eurozone Crisis Solutions: Markets & Mechanisms | 12-02-2011
Although everyone is clamoring for an elegant solution–the construction of a viable plan to address the issues in the Eurozone will be mired in complexity, as I alluded to in ECB, EFSF and Eurobonds: Equation of Entropy.
- ECB, EFSF and Eurobonds: Equation of Entropy | 11-30-2011
The term entropy is used in information theory as a “measure of the uncertainty associated with a random variable” and refers to an axiom called the Shannon Entropy.
- IMF: Past and Present Protocol | 11-28-2011
Due to the recent market gyrations and capital market consternation in Europe, it seems as though the International Monetary Fund (lMF) will loom quite large in the future finance plans of many European countries.
- Incredible: S&P Ratings downgrade of the U.S Sovereign Debt
Incredible is the only word to adequately describe financial phenomenon we have just witnessed. This week will be forever etched in history as the week the Standard & Poor's credit ratings agency downgraded the United States sovereign credit rating to a AA rating from its previously untarnished AAA rating.