Peter J. Brennan

Executive Editor

Email: brennan@ocbj.com
Phone: 949-833-8373 Extension: 229

Recent Stories

PIMCO’s $300 B Man: King of the Short-Term Portfolio

On any given weekend, Jerome Schneider may dress like a typical surfer dude hanging out in Newport Beach with a scraggly beard and a vintage T-shirt from his high school days.

EXCLUSIVE: The Bond King Retires

FINANCE: Gross pulls plug on 48-year career

Bill Gross is calling it quits and discusses his career in an exclusive interview with the Business Journal.

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Pacific Life Buys Into UCI Literacy Program

GIVING: $2M gift tops for next year

Pacific Life Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Newport Beach-based insurance company Pacific Life Insurance Co., likes to take the long view when it comes to giving.

OC Banks Begin Paying Dividends

FINANCE: Opus surprises investors

Two Irvine-based banks with declining share prices last week announced they would issue dividends in their latest efforts to impress Wall Street.

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Midday Stock Roundup

The S&P 500 was up 0.1% in midday trading to 2,706.48.

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Venture Capital Surges To Record Levels

FUNDING: Companies raises double in a year

Orange County once again wasn’t as attractive to investors as Silicon Valley, New York or even San Diego.

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Boustead Finds Niche With Chinese IPOs

FINANCE: Irvine investment bank could go public, too

Irvine-based Boustead Securities LLC is having quite the month.

OC Unemployment Steady at 2.8%

Orange County’s unadjusted unemployment rate remained 2.8% in December, unchanged from a revised 2.8% in November and down from a year-ago estimate of 2.9%, according to the state Employment Development Department.

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Edwards, Boston Scientific Reach Deal

Shares of Edwards Lifesciences Corp. (NYSE: EW) climbed after the largest publicly traded company based in Orange County reached a settlement with rival Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE: BSX).

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Q&A The Art of Being a CFO

OC Execs Focus on AI, Taxes

The Business Journal’s Peter J. Brennan asked five local chief financial officers about the newest trends in corporate finance, and where their attention is focused.

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