Best Quotes About Equity

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return. -Gore Vidal

There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity – the law of nature and of nations. -Edmund Burke

Law and equity are two things which God has joined, but which man has put asunder. -Charles Caleb Colton

The basic dream of many Colombians is to have a secure nation, without exclusions, with equity, and without hatred. -Alvaro Uribe

All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things. -Victor Cousin

Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar. -D. H. Lawrence

In any architecture, there is an equity between the pragmatic function and the symbolic function. -Michael Graves

When I hear of an 'equity' in a case like this, I am reminded of a blind man in a dark room – looking for a black hat – which isn't there. -Charles Bowen

And I ask why am I black, they say I was born in sin, and shamed inequity. One of the main songs we used to sing in church makes me sick, 'love wash me and I shall be whiter than snow. -Peter Tosh

Besides a happy policy as to civil government, it is necessary to institute a system of law and jurisprudence founded in justice, equity, and public right. -Ezra Stiles

It cannot be assumed that equity was following common law whenever they agreed, any more than the converse. -Frederick Pollock

The most general law in nature is equity-the principle of balance and symmetry which guides the growth of forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency. -Herbert Read

The principle of equity first came into evidence in Roman jurisprudence and was derived by analogy from the physical meaning of the word. -Herbert Read

Commodities tend to zig when the equity markets zag. -Jim Rogers

I think this is also a great time to invest in private equity, helping companies grow from the ground up. -Jim Rogers

The intense campaigns against domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, and inequity in the schools all too often depend on an image of women as weak and victimized. -Katherine Dunn

The first principle of the market economy is that it is comprised of many small buyers and sellers, which implies a substantial degree of equity. Another fundamental market principle is that costs are internalized in the producer's price. -David Korten

The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare, no matter what happens to the world, that's not equity, it's just creating a society where you can't ask anything of people. -Jacques Delors

This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare, where nobody is responsible for anything. -Jacques Delors

When the Nobel award came my way, it also gave me an opportunity to do something immediate and practical about my old obsessions, including literacy, basic health care and gender equity, aimed specifically at India and Bangladesh. -Amartya Sen

I am very sad for men and women trapped in any relationship where there is cruelty, dominance, inequity. I long for the liberation of all people. -Jasmine Guy

The truth, Prime Minister, is that you have run out of our money. The country as a whole is now in negative equity. Every British child is born owing around 20,000 pounds. Servicing the interest on that debt is going to cost more than educating the child. -Daniel Hannan

We judged that a sudden, disorderly failure of Bear would have brought with it unpredictable but severe consequences for the functioning of the broader financial system and the broader economy, with lower equity prices, further downward pressure on home values, and less access to credit for companies and households. -Timothy Geithner

The most critical factor subduing the demand for housing is that home ownership is no longer seen as the great, long-term buildup in equity value it once was. -Mortimer Zuckerman

Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don't do it. -Mark Cuban

Our combination of great research universities, a pro-risk business culture, deep pools of innovation-seeking equity capital and reliable business and contract law is unprecedented and unparalleled in the world. -Marc Andreessen

I plan to eliminate the equity cap in investment, and I also plan large-scale deregulation to meet global standards. -Lee Myung-bak

My first job when I got my equity card was acting in 14 plays back-to-back. Playing that many roles, you look for ways of differentiating the characters physically, which goes hand in hand with understanding them psychologically. -Andy Serkis

Imagine if the pension funds and endowments that own much of the equity in our financial services companies demanded that those companies revisit the way mortgages were marketed to those without adequate skills to understand the products they were being sold. Management would have to change the way things were done. -Eliot Spitzer

Whether you're gay or straight, with a physical disability, your skin's a different color, it's absurd in this age to not be aware and be concerned of the inequity in rights. -Carson Kressley

Private-equity and hedge-fund guys typically come into a situation of mediocrity, where rapid change may result in a profit. -Austin Ligon

I look at a mentor of mine like Ryan Seacrest and the incredible amount of equity he's been able to bring to the broadcasting arena, and the branding and the world that he's been able to build around himself. -Terrence J

When money gets too far away from actual, physical, real equity and property it gets too abstract and too distantly derived and then suddenly it's not worth anything anymore. And the same is true of language. -Roy Blount, Jr.

The role of private equity as fiduciaries is certainly to make money. -Thomas G. Stemberg

Hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds have played an important role in providing liquidity to our financial system and improving the efficiency of capital markets. But as their role has grown, so have the risks they pose. -Jack Reed

Most people who are selling their mineral rights, this is a once-in-a-lifetime transaction. The people who are buying, the landmen who are coming in, do it every day. So there's a little inequity there about knowledge. -Mike DeWine was about building personal brand equity. It was a business move. Now, it was totally surrounded by a passion for wine, but I very much gave a lot of thought to doing a sports-video blog instead. -Gary Vaynerchuk

Bordeaux would be naive not to recognize that Robert Parker was driving the brand equity. If the next generation doesn't care about Chateau Pichon-Lalande, then you have a problem. -Gary Vaynerchuk

I delivered lectures, and I was also a consultant for international companies in finance, both private equity and big venture capital funds. -Ehud Barak

Chile has done a lot to rid itself of poverty, especially extreme poverty, since the return to democracy. But we still have a ways to go toward greater equity. This country does not have a neoliberal economic model anymore. We have put in place a lot of policies that will ensure that economic growth goes hand in hand with social justice. -Michelle Bachelet

A good default, like Portugal or Greece, would be very good for the private equity business. -David Bonderman

In fact, I argue that the future of advertising, whatever the technology, will be to associate each brand with one word. This is one word equity. It's the modern equivalent of having the best site on the high street, except the location is in the mind. -Maurice Saatchi

We are all born with an innate understanding of interpersonal equity – the idea that if you lend me your rake today, I'll respond in kind when you come to borrow my shovel tomorrow. Or nearly all of us are born with that. Psychopaths aren't. -Jeffrey Kluger

Bond investors want growth much like equity investors, and to the extent that too much austerity leads to recession or stagnation then credit spreads widen out – even if a country can print its own currency and write its own cheques. -Bill Gross

Whether a tops-down or bottoms-up investor in bonds, stocks, or private equity, the standard analysis tends to judge an investor or his firm on the basis of how the bullish or bearish aspects of the cycle were managed. -Bill Gross

Companies typically borrow money at less than their return on equity and therefore compound their return at the expense of lenders. -Bill Gross

I went to Northwestern in Chicago, in Evanston, and then I ended up trickling down in Chicago theater. I did a bunch of plays, but I was non-equity. For a lot of people, non-equity means you're not yet professional. But for me, if you're in a mainstream theater, you're doing something real. -Denis O'Hare

I think it was 1987 – something like that – or '86, and I thought, 'When you go equity and you're gonna get paid, you'll finally be able to make a living.' But it was not to be so. I always bartended and waited tables so I ended up not doing theater for about a year because nobody would hire me. -Denis O'Hare

Private equity has been the purview of super wealthy individuals and institutions. -Michael Lee-Chin

If private-equity firms are as good at remaking companies as they claim, they don't need tax loopholes to make money. -James Surowiecki

People used to think that private equity was basically just a compensation scheme, but it is much more about making companies more efficient. -David Rubenstein

It's clear to me when you do private equity well, you're making companies more efficient and helping them grow and become more profitable. That success means our investors – such as public pension funds – benefit, which contributes to the economic wealth of society. -David Rubenstein

Private equity firms aren't necessarily evil by definition. There are many stories of successful turnarounds fueled by private equity, often involving multiple floundering businesses that are rolled into a single entity, eliminating duplicative overhead. -Matt Taibbi

One thing I'm so grateful for is sidestepping the usual venture capital, private equity route. My friends who have gone that way are many times beholden to their boards of directors, to 'sell' ideas to a team. -Blake Mycoskie

I am probably the biggest equity investor in the history of modern Russia. -Alexander Lebedev

It's very hard for individual inventors to get paid. For the same reason that private equity is valuable – broadly, that's a good thing – in the case of patents, many that own them aren't in a good position to take the next step. -Nathan Myhrvold

I'm interested in illuminating the enormous disparity between vast poverty and the tiny upper class… This vast inequity is unfair by definition, and I am interested in illuminating that and, where possible, changing that. -Nick McDonell

I see myself as a private-equity investor that helps rebuild companies. Restructuring is a cottage industry in that there aren't that many serious practitioners. -Wilbur Ross

Customers are a great way to finance a business for many reasons. First, customer financing is typically non dilutive. They want something from you other than equity in your business. Customers also help you fit your product to the market. And customers will help debug and improve the quality of the product. -Fred Wilson

We've got to move beyond the idea that the public and private sectors are at odds. Government has to lay the groundwork for private equity to productively invest in things like education. It's a partnership, not a battle. -Sebastian Pinera

The role of inequity in society is grossly underestimated. Inequity is not good for your health, basically. -Frans de Waal

Without equity, pandemic battles will fail. Viruses will simply recirculate, and perhaps undergo mutations or changes that render vaccines useless, passing through the unprotected populations of the planet. -Laurie Garrett

Generally, an indie film in the U.K. is put together much like in the states. We got a tax credit. You sell the domestic rights, which can be quite low, but it's enough to push you over the line. And you get a tax credit on top of that, and then you cobble it together with private equity or gap financing and things like that. -Noel Clarke

Most of India's 300 odd news channels are making losses and are dependent on dubious cross holding, black money and dodgy private equity investors, both foreign and Indian. -Mohammad Hamid Ansari

I got my equity card, found my agent, and then I got a part on 'Gilmore Girls.' That turned into a job that kept giving – they wrote more for me. -Todd Lowe

The developing world is full of entrepreneurs and visionaries, who with access to education, equity and credit would play a key role in developing the economic situations in their countries. -Muhammad Yunus

The essence of global health equity is the idea that something so precious as health might be viewed as a right. -Paul Farmer

Yes, your kids should go to school. No, you shouldn't bankroll their degree whatever the cost. You've spent your life creating a sound financial plan; don't upend it by suspending your retirement savings or taking out a home equity line of credit to pay for a pricey college. -Suze Orman

If you can't afford the upkeep of your home, it makes no sense to do a reverse mortgage. You will just end up having to sell eventually when you realize you can't afford the home, and whether you have any equity left after the sale depends on the size of the reverse loan that must be settled. -Suze Orman

We need love, and to ensure love, we need to have full employment, and we need social justice. We need gender equity. We need freedom from hunger. These are our most fundamental needs as social creatures. -David Suzuki

I have a lot of interests in global issues, as you know, humanity, inequity, arms control, and I continue to be active on all these issues. -Mohamed ElBaradei

I'm a lawyer. I go for due process; I go for fairness and equity – these values mean a lot to me. -Mohamed ElBaradei

Social equity is based on justice; politics change on the opinion of the time. The black man's skin will be a mark of social inferiority so long as white men are conceited, ignorant, unjust, and prejudiced. You cannot legislate these qualities out of the white – you must steal them out by teaching, illustration, and example. -John Boyle O'Reilly

I wouldn't mind doing a film revolving around horses, but I wouldn't dilute my equity just sitting on one. -Randeep Hooda

In our equities business, 49 of the 50 most important Lehman clients are back doing business with us. The flows are 75 to 80 per cent of what they were prior to the bankruptcy. The issues which damaged Lehman were around commercial mortgages and illiquid private equity assets. -Bob Diamond

The more you look into health and health inequalities, you realize that a lot of it is not due to a particular disease – it's really linked to underlying societal issues such as poverty, inequity, lack of access to safe drinking water and housing. And these are all the things we focus on at CARE. -Helene D. Gayle

The overwhelming message of the Atonement is the perfect love the Savior has for each and all of us. It is a love which is full of mercy, patience, grace, equity, long-suffering, and, above all, forgiving. -James E. Faust

I've been very lucky, and therefore I owe it to try and reduce the inequity in the world. And that's kind of a religious belief. I mean, it's at least a moral belief. -Bill Gates

In the '70s and '80s, what private equity did is it changed corporate America. It started holding companies accountable, and for the first time managers started thinking like owners. -Henry Kravis

I was in the equity-trading department at Merrill Lynch. I was there in 1987 when the market crashed. -Terence Winter

The Millennium Development Goals were a pledge to uphold the principles of human dignity, equality and equity, and free the world from extreme poverty. The MDGs, with eight goals and a set of measurable time-bound targets, established a blueprint for tackling the most pressing development challenges of our time. -Ban Ki-moon

Cities can be the engine of social equity and economic opportunity. They can help us reduce our carbon footprint and protect the global environment. That is why it is so important that we work together to build the capacity of mayors and all those concerned in planning and running sustainable cities. -Ban Ki-moon

Besides commercial benefits to the oil companies, equity oil abroad also provides national energy security. -Dinsha Patel

Big banks have long had private equity divisions that put up capital for deals too complex or risky for individual shareholders to finance. -Alex Berenson

Equity is the cushion that protects financial institutions from unexpected changes in the value of their assets. The greater the leverage, the smaller the losses required to wipe out a company's equity, leaving it without enough money to repay the people who hold its debt. -Alex Berenson

I think good private equity investors create a lot more economic value than they destroy. -Bill Ackman

People in private equity complain that they have so much capital and so few places to invest. But you have lots of entrepreneurs trying to raise money at the low end and find that they can't get funding because of this mismatch. I think that there is an opportunity there. -Clayton M. Christensen

As president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, I have seen private equity firms plunder company after company, taking rich fees for themselves and cutting costs until there's nothing left to cut. Time and again I've seen their reckless behavior drive companies to declare bankruptcy. -James P. Hoffa

When you allow racial disparity and institutional inequity to affect one part of the country, eventually it's coming back to get everyone. -Tim Wise

If we don't figure out a way to create equity, real equity, of opportunity and access, to good schools, housing, health care, and decent paying jobs, we're not going to survive as a productive and healthy society. -Tim Wise

Income inequity has to be addressed. -Joe Biden

Having a decent share of the national wealth for the middle class is not bad for growth. It is actually useful both for equity and efficiency reasons. -Thomas Piketty

No nation can answer for the equity of proceedings in all its inferior courts. It suffices to provide a supreme judicature by which error and partiality may be corrected. -Benjamin Robbins Curtis

In the same way that Occupy Wall Street forever elevated that concept of income inequality, the Black Lives Matter protesters have elevated the idea of inequity in policing as it relates to minority communities. -Charles M. Blow

When people talk about people who are optimistic about gold, they call them 'gold bugs.' A bug is an insect. I don't call equity bugs 'cockroaches.' Do you understand? There is already a negative connotation with the expression of 'gold bug.' -Marc Faber

Since Sunrun introduced solar as a service in 2007, it has become the preferred way for consumers to go solar in the nation's top solar markets. Sunrun has deployed more than $2 billion in solar systems and has raised more than $300 million in equity capital. -Lynn Jurich

It's pretty shocking that the guys in Europe who cover traditional media will cover Google, whereas in the U.S., there are five different equity analysts that will cover the internet universe. -Danny Rimer

All equity categories, correctly calculated, create near-identical lifelong returns. They just get there via wildly differing paths. -Kenneth Fisher

The average mutual fund holding period for equity or fixed income is only about three years. It's too short. -Kenneth Fisher

Be incredibly, ruthlessly selfish with your equity. -Douglas Leone

Raise as little as you can to get you to something that you can show – plus maybe a quarter or two so you have a little bit of cushion – and then raise some more money. Raise as little – not as much – as you can because that's the most expensive equity you're going to sell. -Douglas Leone

We really wake up every day trying to build businesses. That is the goal of private equity. It's a misnomer out there that private equity profits by shrinking companies. In fact, it's just the opposite. Private equity creates value by growing great companies. -Stephen Pagliuca

I've probably done more venture capital deals and expansion financings than I have done private equity deals. But both are the same. Private equity companies have also built jobs. -Stephen Pagliuca

Most of the time, economic data is fairly benign. I don't wish to imply it is meaningless, but it is not a driver of stock markets. Indeed, the correlation between economic noise and how equity markets perform has been wildly overemphasized. -Barry Ritholtz

What you pay for an investment is the single biggest determinant for how successful that investment will be. When equity prices are high, your returns will be lower. When they are cheap, your returns will be higher. -Barry Ritholtz

If the goal is to build companies that maximize long-term equity value, then optimizing corporate performance in a way that Wall Street appreciates is obviously critical to that goal. -Bill Gurley

I have either run private equity funded companies or been a partner in a private equity fund since 1982. I've had a front row view of the vital role private equity continues to play in building and keeping American businesses competitive in the global economy. -N. Robert Hammer

Private equity helps produce strong companies, promotes innovation and spurs job growth. -N. Robert Hammer

Private equity funds a substantial amount of new businesses and is the source of capital to rejuvenate failing businesses, which are major drivers of job growth in this economy. -N. Robert Hammer

There is no denying that downsizing can happen when a company receives private equity funding. It is unfortunate and hard on everyone who is affected. -N. Robert Hammer

We've always been modestly leveraged, and we've never believed in a great deal of leverage on either our private equity business or on our investment banking business. And I think it really goes back to my uncle and dad growing up in the Depression and just seeing what happened to people who were overly levered. -Warren Stephens

I have said many times that it's a mistake to bet against the long-term health of the U.S. equity markets because it's a mistake to bet against the long-term health of the U.S. economy. -Gerry Schwartz

Private equity does pay very well, and my counterparts, guys that I grew up with who are still working at a number of firms, all make a lot of money. -Gerry Schwartz

When the opportunities come, we may not want to buy another nickel asset, but if something comes cheap enough, we're all about return on equity. -Ivan Glasenberg

What are we focused on? Return on equity. We don't need these great big tier one assets. I'm very happy with getting tier two, tier three assets; that's what Glencore has been good at. -Ivan Glasenberg

Market discipline can only limit moral hazard to the extent that debt and equity holders believe that, in the event of distress, they will bear costs. -Ben Bernanke

The decline in home equity makes it more difficult for struggling homeowners to refinance and reduces the financial incentive of stressed borrowers to remain in their homes. -Ben Bernanke

Historically, in India, the strange fact was that the equity owner was not taking as much hit as the lender. Therefore, if we restore the first principle of economics, that first the equity owner needs to take the hit and then the lender, we will get a good solution. -Uday Kotak

I have got nothing against family companies, but there must be real equity, that is all I say. It cannot be based on influence or political friendships. It has to be based on real equity backing their dreams. -Uday Kotak

If companies are able to raise equity from the market, then their problems for financing incomplete projects will come to end. Investment cycle in the capital market can kick-start with the money of savers and investors. -Uday Kotak

If achieving the Hong Kong dream becomes a vanishing hope, then our society will suffer. What would the Hong Kong dream be? It's no different from the American dream, whereby an everyday man on the street who works hard would be able to make good savings and use those savings as equity for their future small business. -Richard Li

Our experience at Teach For America has been that the more people understand educational inequity, the more they want to do something about it. -Wendy Kopp

On average, our corps members stay in the classroom for eight years. But again, given the systemic nature of educational inequity, we know it is vital that some of our alumni take their experience outside the classroom. -Wendy Kopp

All the definitions people want to put on you in terms of what kind of writer you are come with hidden meanings. If you're writing science fiction, you're writing rocket ships. If you write dystopian fiction, it's inequity where The Man must be fought. -Paolo Bacigalupi

Politics is a matter of human transaction. I consider absolutely everything political, because all fiction involves relationships between people, and relationships between people always include matters of power, of equity, of communication. -Deborah Eisenberg

You go public because you want access to capital in the form of debt and equity. -Barry Sternlicht

If your appraisal comes back too low – you don't have at least 10% equity for a conforming loan or 20% for a jumbo loan – you might not be able to refinance at all, at least with a loan that's packaged and sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That means you may have to pay a much higher rate. -Jean Chatzky

I wanted a CFO with public company experience; I needed an HR department, new office space, and a board which could help me grow the business. Insight, the private equity firm I chose, helped me with all that. -Jon Oringer

Whenever we can, we tend to use debt to fund deals, as Aspen is very cash generative, so it doesn't make sense to issue equity. Over time, we can eliminate debt. -Stephen Saad

The MLK Shabbat Suppers focused on the theme of educational inequity, which Dr. King considered inextricably linked to the struggle for equality and justice. -Lynn Schusterman

STG is a combination of a holding company and a private equity model. -Romesh Wadhwani

For most Indians in America, wealth is not inherited. Neither do we make it as heads of large hedge funds and private equity funds. For us to make it to the top, we have to use our knowhow to create great new technology products and build high-tech companies. -Romesh Wadhwani

Our experience is that most entrepreneurs are able to attract debt, even for risky and early stage investments. There are investors who provide debt, but very few who fund through equity. -Jamshyd Godrej

Most startup entrepreneurs unnecessarily spend half their time and give up half their equity in search of funding from angel investors and venture capitalists. Tens of millions of dollars are available to them for free from partners who not only don't want their equity, they don't even want to be paid back. -Jay Samit

On average, it takes as much as $100 million in paid media for a brand to be a household name in America. Marketing partnerships are the best form of off-balance sheet financing one can ever find. Smart startups use this technique to scale their companies and build their brand equity. -Jay Samit

Every company, regardless of size, is competing for the same pool of talent, which is why top recruiters can even command equity for finding key hires. Internships give startups a chance to hire the best and brightest from our universities at a fraction of the cost that these same minds will command when they receive their degrees. -Jay Samit

State funds, private equity, venture capital, and institutional lending all have their role in the lifecycle of a high tech startup, but angel capital is crucial for first-time entrepreneurs. Angel investors provide more than just cash; they bring years of expertise as both founders of businesses and as seasoned investors. -Jay Samit

Some managements do not even think of buybacks as an option. The idea of shrinking their equity base repels them. Their inclination instead is to get bigger, and this often leads them to pay rich prices for acquisitions that never earn their keep. -Carol Loomis

Personal brand equity erodes much faster than corporate brand equity. -John Quelch

I have a son and a daughter; I try to teach them equally about balance, gender, and gender equity. -Christy Turlington

I very, very, very rarely lose my temper. I do get cross sometimes when encountering something that I feel is improper, that I feel is lacking in justice and equity, and this all sounds very pompous and over the top – but these are the things that really upset me: intolerance, prejudice etc. I suppose in more mundane matters, I'm impatient. -Richard Attenborough

The JOBS Act will allow entrepreneurs to utilize 'crowdfunding,' which permits them to raise equity capital from a large pool of small investors. -Sam Graves

In order to help small businesses gain access to the credit and capital they need to run their business successfully, Congress must adopt policies that support functional capital markets without imposing undue restrictions on providers of debt and equity capital. -Sam Graves

Not one criminal charge has ever been brought to any bank executive associated with the 2008 crisis. And in fact, it gets worse. No bonuses and none of their equity was taken. -Steve Bannon

Real estate investing is unique in that it's almost as much a career or a way of life as it is a form of investing. Indeed, the fact that real estate is involves so much sweat equity makes it unique among other investments. -Fabrizio Moreira

Housing wealth – the net equity held by households, consisting of the value of their homes minus their mortgage debt – is the most important source of wealth for all but those at the very top. -Janet Yellen

National parks are the best expression of social equity that there is. It's like paying our rent for living on the planet. -Douglas Tompkins

You have to have a work ethic. It is always 24/7. It is a lot of sweat equity, and it is a little bit of Lady Luck. -Linda McMahon

Sweat equity is the best equity. -Mark Cuban

After serving as a U.S. Navy SEAL, I started a business. In four years, it failed incredibly, but I learned a lot about business, raising equity, and choosing partners. -Brandon Webb

CNN is not and never will abandon our first and fundamental brand equity, which is news and breaking news. -Jeff Zucker

Just because somebody says you are not trustworthy, that doesn't mean it is so… CNN's brand equity is built over 37 years doing hard work in very dangerous places… those who rely on CNN trust CNN more than ever. -Jeff Zucker

My goal is not to overtake Tinder or compete with Tinder. To be fully honest with you, I think Tinder is a great product. It's still my baby at the end of the day. So I wish it continued success. I still have equity in Tinder. -Whitney Wolfe Herd

The restructuring theme can be of various kinds. Some amount of debt gets serviced out of cash flows, some gets back-ended and resolved with sale of non-core assets of the company, and some debt gets converted into equity which might today look like a haircut. -Chanda Kochhar

We don't understand the equity market well, and so we deploy funds in fixed-income securities, and like any other securities, investment in those securities also need to follow the mark-to-market accounting principle. -Chanda Kochhar

You are as good as your product. When you are used and loved by everyone, your brand equity is high. When you are not, you're not. -Mark Pincus

Infrastructure done right can help working people; infrastructure done wrong is just more money for private equity. -Tom Perez

Republicans seem to be gambling that most Americans won't care about a few rich private equity managers if their own taxes go down, their stock portfolio goes up, and economic growth accelerates. -James B. Stewart

Citadel's Capital Market division plays an important role in our nation's financial markets. Our broker-dealer is the largest market maker in options in the United States, executing approximately 30 percent of all equity option trades daily. -Kenneth C. Griffin

It's important that we educate Americans about how hedge funds and private equity play completely different roles. -Stephen A. Schwarzman

To address what seems like an endless cycle of gender inequity in media, I believe we need to think beyond what our industry has already tried to do through mentorships and internships. We need to stop talking and start moving the needle, and one solution is to simply give women jobs. -Nancy Dubuc

The more I've been able to learn about gay rights and equal pay and gender equity and racial inequality, the more that it all intersects. You can't really pick it apart. It's all intertwined. -Megan Rapinoe

The bitter might be just an initial reaction of, 'Oh my goodness, it's sold,' but not really understanding fully that I will be chairman emeritus of the new company, which is Ebony Media Operations. It is African-American led and owned, and I have a seat on the board, and I also have an equity position in the company, so I'm still there. -Linda Johnson Rice

The women's national team is a very successful team, and that success has given us a platform to speak on gender equity issues. Millions of young women play soccer in this country, and it's empowering for them to see that our contribution to the game is valued. -Becky Sauerbrunn

I was definitely planning to go to college, but I deferred my admission to Carnegie Mellon to be in a non-equity tour of 'The Sound of Music.' But I made very little money in the tour, and college is really expensive, and I thought I'd never be able to pay off those loans. -Jonathan Groff

I would like there to be gender equity. I would like the Broadway season to reflect sort of the demographic of the country. -Lynn Nottage

There is more equity now in movies and TV, although I think its mostly because of changing demographics. It's not a moral proposition. It's good business. Shows about people of all colors are making money. -Ato Essandoh

Pay equity matters because those dollars add up over time. -Chirlane McCray

We all need to work together, because there are no jobs on a dead planet; there is no equity without rights to decent work and social protection, no social justice without a shift in governance and ambition, and, ultimately, no peace for the peoples of the world without the guarantees of sustainability. -Sharan Burrow

Globalization has much potential. It could be the answer to many of the world's seemingly intractable problems. But this requires strong democratic foundations based on a political will to ensure equity and justice. -Sharan Burrow

To a large extent, equity investors put their hard-earned capital into the hands of management and count on it being employed skilfully and honestly. When that doesn't happen, losses typically follow. -Whitney Tilson

Don't identify yourself with labels and brands and have to buy every cute thing you see. Invest in the things that will grow in equity. -Susan L. Taylor

What is your duty to a country? Do you follow it blindly? Or do you challenge your country to be better and stand up to the ideals that all men are created equal and everyone deserves equity, not just equality? -Winston Duke

Time's Up is really about safety and equity in workplaces, and that's a very multi-layered demand. -Tessa Thompson

We need to really focus on getting this digital equity across the board in all of our public school systems, for both girls and boys. -Kimberly Bryant

Private equity investors are an integral part of the economy and should be celebrated for making our country wealthier. -Joe Lonsdale

Private equity firms working closely with venture capitalists and technologists may be able to unlock assets that others have not leveraged and build technology cultures to iterate on solutions that make these assets more productive. -Joe Lonsdale

The convertible note is a useful and common financing structure in Silicon Valley. It's a form of debt that is really more a type of equity – one where the valuation hasn't been determined yet. -Joe Lonsdale

Wealth plays out in the political sphere in all kinds of ways, often personally. Can Hillary Clinton represent the interests of working people when she and her husband have taken so much money from Wall Street? Was Mitt Romney's private-equity business too ruthless with workers? -Anand Giridharadas

One of the reasons why we can make a lot of money in equity markets is because they're auction-driven, and auction-driven markets are very different from almost any other kind of market. -Mohnish Pabrai

Championing quality improvement and value in the health care system is a passion of mine, and I'm able to bring about change through private equity activities. -Ron Williams

As a CEO, I had significant exposure to private equity, enough that I had in no way bought into the media's caricature: rapacious privateers who destroy companies. -Ron Williams

When I retired from Aetna, I became part of the private equity world. It turned out to be a natural fit. -Ron Williams

When I was a CEO, I thought I understood private equity. I didn't. And what I've learned since my retirement, and since becoming directly involved in the world of private equity, points the way to a new career path for thousands of talented senior executives – and a new engine for value creation. -Ron Williams

Our partnership with Dick's Sports Matter program aligns perfectly with our mission to address inequity in schools nationwide. -Charles Best

Like feminism, I want to create systems and structures for the equity for all people, especially girls and women. -Marley Dias

I am unapologetic about the need for social change, greater inclusion, and equity. -Marley Dias

Unless you have fixed costs, you don't need any capital to create a prototype. Ideally, your co-founders, with sweat equity, can create the product themselves. -Brian Chesky

The difference between equity and equality is that equality is everyone get the same thing and equity is everyone get the things they deserve. -DeRay Mckesson

Justice that is not rooted in equity, in social welfare, and in community is not justice at all. -DeRay Mckesson

I'm someone very interested in diversity, equity, social justice, and getting rid of white supremacy. -Michael Tubbs

I would say I'm a fiscal conservative and a social liberal, if that contradiction can make sense, because in Bolivia, we have a great problem, which is the inequity of income distribution. The rich aren't that rich, but the poor are very poor. -Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada

We whites who position ourselves as liberal often opt to protect what we perceive as our moral reputationsrather than recognize or change our participation in systems of inequity and domination. -Robin DiAngelo

Denying that race matters is irrational in the face of segregation and all of the other forms of obvious racial inequity in society… Maintaining this denial of reality takes tremendous emotional and psychic energy. -Robin DiAngelo

'Mr. Robot,' in particular, signals the rise of a fresh post-Occupy portrayal of the wealth gap. No longer is the story of income inequity delivered via a well-meaning, crushingly earnest indie film by John Sayles or in a single laugh line on 'Roseanne.' -Alissa Quart

When you're a writer, there is a selflessness that has to happen; you have to have equity with how you treat each of the characters and the information you bring into the room. -Natasha Rothwell

A lot of fans don't accept me because I became a star in the WWE, but that adds credibility and equity to the TNA title. -Matt Hardy

I am looking at acting in a different way now. I always looked at it as equity to build the other things I was doing; now, I consider it a career. -Kubra Sait

Upon graduating from my acting program at The Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts in Santa Maria, CA, I went to my first tap audition. It was for the 1st national equity tour of '42nd Street.' -Vincent Rodriguez III

When I started out as an equity analyst, we had no securitization data. We relied on company data. -Steve Eisman

Stars work because of familiarity. They fill theatres because audiences know who they are. There is a brand equity. But there are films strong enough to not need stars, or films that should not be made with stars at all, where only fresh faces will do. So I make the decisions accordingly. -Ram Gopal Varma

A lot of times, when you see someone do something, whether it's sports or multimedia or whatever their profession is, you think it just starts when you see them; you don't realize all of the sweat equity that goes into it. -Jalen Rose

Minnesota's diversity should be its greatest strength, but our neglect of nonwhite students has stifled our progress toward growth and equity. -Ilhan Omar

Knowledge is gender neutral, and hence the 21st century offers a great opportunity to level the gender inequity of the last thousand years in India. -Subramanian Swamy

The challenge of leadership in a plural democracy is to construct policies that ensure political stability, social equity, and economic progress on the basis of a widely shared ethical and cultural foundation. -Sanjaya Baru

We believe that either our own teams or teams that we direct are best capable of creating 'Mario' games that will live up to the franchise. The same is true for 'Metroid' and 'Zelda' and all those wonderful properties. For us, we want to control those characters as a key corporate equity. -Reggie Fils-Aime

As a supporter of secularism, I am willing to accept same-sex weddings in a state-sanctioned register office, on grounds of equity. As a believer in Islam, however, I insist that no mosque be forced to hold one against its wishes. -Mehdi Hasan

My father built a small business from scratch with years and years of sweat equity and many, many weeks away from home. He employed about 50 people, and by the end of his working years, the business was highly successful. He became a millionaire. -Stephen Moore

Venus Williams is a multi-millionaire not in spite of the fact that she is a woman, but precisely because she's a woman. She receives much higher pay than an equally skilled man. Isn't that precisely the opposite of what is meant by pay equity? -Stephen Moore

America should be about owning a piece of the rock, about letting every worker have equity and share in the returns to capital. -Stephen Moore

There is one place left in which open racism can be practiced institutionally in the U.S. today, that is through this diversity/equity movement, in which it appears to be that you can be openly anti-white, openly anti-straight, openly anti-male, and this is considered progressive. -Eric Weinstein

When I left Facebook, I left an enormous amount of equity on the table. I thought, 'I don't want to be a slave to money. I want to be a slave to something bigger: an ambition, a goal.' -Chamath Palihapitiya

There are good reasons to push for more Indigenous Labor MPs, not just on equity but also for what they can contribute to Labor. -Bill Shorten

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