““CEOs go to their vacation homes just after companies report favorable news, and CEOs return to headquarters right before subsequent news is released. More good news is released when CEOs are back at work, and CEOs appear not to leave headquarters at all if a firm has adverse news to disclose. When CEOs are away from the office, stock prices behave quietly with sharply lower volatility. Volatility increases immediately when CEOs return to work.” —David Yermack, a New York University finance professor, whose recently released study shows a correlation between when CEOs take their private jets on vacation and movements in their companies’ stock price ”
NetJets Europe Launches Direct Financing Program
NetJets Europe has introduced the continent’s first direct financing product for fractional-jet-share buyers, providing them with rates that it says are comparable to those offered by major financial institutions. NetJets Europe Direct Finance, which the company said will “bridge the gap between lease and acquisition,” requires customers to provide a 25 percent down payment. Interest rates depend on the share size being purchased. Backed by Berkshire Hathaway, NetJets Europe represents a secure line of credit for the term of the five-year acquisition programs.