Jane Yu covers finance, education, manufacturing and professional services for the Orange County Business Journal. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ECONOMY: OC execs register slight dip in sentiment to start 2016
Orange County executives are entering the first quarter of the new year with mixed expectations that combine for a slight dip in overall business outlook, according to the latest quarterly index by California State University-Fullerton’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.
Recast Puts Emphasis on Relationships, Convergence of Tech, Entertainment
Pacific Mercantile Bank is a different kind of bank as 2016 approaches.
Orange County banks can expect to see local businesses take a more proactive approach to growth plans next year, according to Ted Tragos, a market manager with Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Tran Tapped as CEO; IPO Under Consideration
The new year will see Khanh Tran go from chief advocate for Aviation Capital Group to chief executive of the aircraft leasing company.
FINANCE: Smaller group of bigger firms claim ground on mortgages
The recent halt to a proposed initial public offering by loanDepot Inc. served as a check on a rally in the mortgage finance industry here.
PIMCO last year named a battery of chief investment officers during internal turmoil and top executive changes that included the departure of co-founder Bill Gross.
ECONOMY: 3.4% hike to 267,243 jobs; Disney keeps No. 1 spot
Orange County’s biggest employers grew their combined work force at the fastest rate in years.
Costa Mesa-based bankruptcy law firm Weiland Golden LLP added William Lobel and Alan Friedman as partners and changed its name to Lobel Weiland Golden Friedman LLP.
The unemployment rate in Orange County moved up slightly in October despite an increase in local jobs.
A new state-chartered bank has been approved to be established in Orange County.