Media pundits regularly call the current economic crisis the worst since the Great Depression. One of the few Indianapolis financial experts who’s actually qualified to make such a comparison is Donald C. “Danny” Danielson, the 89-year-old vice chairman of City Securities Corp.
A group of mostly local companies that made big investments to help launch Circle Centre mall soon could be asked to write
off a portion of profits they agreed to redirect into the construction of Conseco Fieldhouse.
If world leaders don’t quickly demonstrate the courage to stop printing money, the long term is shot. And since that courage
isn’t likely to surface anytime soon, investors should rethink traditional strategies now.
Conseco Inc. has won another round in court against former Merchants National Bank CEO James D. Massey this month, ringing
up a $29 million judgment against him in a court in Illinois. But Massey shows no sign of throwing in the towel in the years-long
litigation over millions he borrowed to buy Conseco stock. Massey was a director of Conseco from 1994 to 2000.
Indianapolis entrepreneur Tim Durham has run into trouble with one of his lenders. Evansville-based Old National Bank says
in a Dec. 1 lawsuit that Durham’s Indianapolis-based holding company,Obsidian Enterprises Inc., is in default on $2.6 million
in loans that came due Nov. 1.