Exel: Banker Turned Caftan-Wearing Philanthropist

Aug. 1 (Bloomberg) -- New Zealand-born Audette Exel lives a double life. In New York, London, Bermuda and Sydney, she's a company director and the owner and head of Isis, advising companies on mergers and raising money for fund managers like Aquiline Capital Partners. In the dirt-poor Himalayan foothills and civil war-ravaged East African bush, Exel is better known as the caftan-wearing founder and chief fundraiser of the Isis Foundation, which she says provides life-saving health care and education for 20,000 people a year in two of the world's most impoverished nations: Nepal and Uganda. Rosalind Chin has more. (Source: Bloomberg)
Bond Yields Rise to 2015 High as Index Futures Climb
01:26 - Global bond yields climbed to the highest levels this year as the selloff in sovereign debt spread to Asia. European stock-index futures rose, while Australia’s currency strengthened after the nation’s economic growth beat estimates. Laurence Mutkin, Global Head of G10 Interest Rate Strategy at BNP Paribas expands on this story with Mark Barton on “Countdown.”
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