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SIG in Pikesville among 24 firms to create Alera Group

SIG, an employee benefits firm in Pikesville, is among 24 insurance firms joining under one name, Alera Group. Through the deal, SIG will maintain its local independence while gaining access to a national network of resources and expertise for clients, Founder and President Richard Silberstein...

  • Laureate looks for almost $500 million from IPO

    Laureate looks for almost $500 million from IPO

    Laureate Education, a Baltimore-based company that owns and operates universities around the world, said Wednesday it hopes to raise almost $500 million in its previously announced public offering of its stock. The firm is selling 29 million shares in the initial public offering, with pricing expected...

  • Lutherville's AgriMetis eyes growth after raising $23.5 million

    Lutherville's AgriMetis eyes growth after raising $23.5 million

    When John Draper heads out to seed his fields this spring, he'll rotate where the corn and soybeans grow. Plant the crops in exactly the same spot too many years in a row, and he'd end up with weeds that aren't bothered one bit by the herbicides he sprays on his 300 acres in Queen Anne's County....

  • Baltimore-area investors and wealth managers talk strategy for 2017

    Baltimore-area investors and wealth managers talk strategy for 2017

    Boeing's stock tumbled in December after President-elect Donald J. Trump questioned the cost of Air Force One. Markets plummeted overnight on news of his upset election win, then rallied to record-setting levels by the end of the year as investors took stock of his promises to cut regulation and...

  • T. Rowe Price Group CFO to retire

    T. Rowe Price Group CFO to retire

    T. Rowe Price Group's chief financial officer, Kenneth V. Moreland, will retire this year after more than a decade with the Baltimore money manager. Moreland, 60, of Howard County, has not yet set a date for his retirement. He will help with the transition to a new chief financial officer before...

  • Maryland issues new property assessments, with average growth for homes of 6.4 percent

    Maryland issues new property assessments, with average growth for homes of 6.4 percent

    Property values in Maryland rose for the fourth year in a row in the new assessments released Wednesday by the state but remain below those recorded before the housing crash. Home values in Maryland rose an average of 6.4 percent over the last three years, according to the most recent evaluations,...

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