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Innovation: The Competitive Edge
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Innovation: The Competitive Edge

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Jonathan Zafrani

Jonathan Zafrani is a Managing Director advising on European buyout opportunities. He is based in Paris. Mr. Zafrani joined Carlyle in 1999 and has been a Managing Director since 2013. Currently, Mr. Zafrani serves on the boards of Sagemcom, Innovista Sensors (formerly known as CST), Homair and Saverglass.

Mr. Zafrani previously served on other portfolio companies’ boards, including Numericable,…

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Jonathan Zafrani

Jonathan Zafrani is a Managing Director advising on European buyout opportunities. He is based in…

Learn more about the participants of this podcast

Jonathan Zafrani

Jonathan Zafrani is a Managing…

Search For Yield
Economic Outlook
The "Search for Yield" and Business Investment

Despite record low interest rates, business investment has been weaker this expansion than any other in the past 50 years. This puzzle may be explained, in part, by investors’ tendency to respond to low rates by diversifying into dividend-paying stocks and other “yield products” to boost portfolio income. Over the past forty years, every 1% decline in real rates has boosted the monthly return of high-yield stocks by 1.4% relative to low-yield stocks, with evidence of larger effects since…

Despite record low interest rates, business investment has been weaker this expansion than any other in the past 50 years. This puzzle may be explained, in part, by investors’ tendency…

Despite record low interest rates, business investment has been weaker this expansion than any other in the past 50…

"Why Aren’t Low Rates Working? Blame Dividends"
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"Why Aren’t Low Rates Working? Blame Dividends"
Power of STEM ValuCast Podcast
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The Power of STEM: Georgette Kiser and Jackie Roberts Discuss How to Get More Women to Reach for the Brass STEM