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Goldman’s Private Equity Clients All Fear a Recession

Goldman Sachs clients are hunkering down for a recession, but are still looking for multi-billion dollar investment opportunities. Speaking on a Bloomberg interview, Alison Mass, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s chairman of investment banking, said: “Our clients are looking to put large amounts of capital to work.” She added that 30 billion dollar deals were doable – even as high as $80 billion if a strategic partner came in alongside the PE firm. But what about the risk of a recession?

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Hedge Fund Firefly Demands Board Seat at Gulfport Energy
November 22, 2019

Firefly Value Partners is taking the activist approach with Gulfport Energy. The hedge fund has demanded a seat on the board of directors at the energy firm.

ZecOps Raises $10.2 Million Seed To Exploit Cyber-Attackers’ Mistakes
November 22, 2019

ZecOps received $10.2 million in seed funding from CEAS Investments, Evolution Equity Partners, KPN Ventures, Plug and Play Ventures, Stormbreaker Venture Group, and some angel investors.

SS&C GlobeOp’s Forward Redemption Indicator was 4.81% for November 2019
November 22, 2019

The SS&C GlobeOp Hedge Fund Performance Index for November arrived today. Here is a recap from the group’s press release from November 21, 2019. 

Investors Concerned About Executive Compensation: Report From Farient Advisors
November 22, 2019

Engaged investors continue to be concerned about climate change, gender adversity, and pay equality, says a report from Farient Advisors and the Global Governance and Executive Compensation Group. Investors are…

September Hedge Fund Redemptions Continue into Fourth Straight Month
November 22, 2019

Hedge fund redemptions continued for the fourth straight month in September. BarclayHedge says that investors’ redemptions hit net $14.7 billion in September. The figure comprised 0.5% of total hedge fund…

Ray Dalio Calls Next Economic Downturn the “Great Sag”
November 21, 2019

Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio has warned about the next economic downturn on more than one occasion.

Louis Bacon to Shutter Hedge Fund Moore Capital
November 21, 2019

Louis Bacon will close his New York hedge fund Moore Capital and return money to investors. The Financial Times first reported the story on Thursday morning. The decision comes after…

Lawmakers Trash Private Equity Report by Ernst & Young
November 21, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and other lawmakers call a report by Ernst & Young a result of “sham research.” In a hard-hitting letter to Ernst & Young, the…

AWS Killer? Blockchain-Based Cloud Storage in a P2P Architecture
November 21, 2019

Storj Labs’ beta storage service announced its Beta2 launch and the pricing thereof. The Tardigrade Decentralized Cloud Storage Service claims it costs less than half of legacy cloud storage providers.

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust to Add SEC Legitimacy: Files Form 10 (It’s Not an ETF)
November 21, 2019

In another first, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust files a Registration Statement on Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). If the SEC accepts the application, Grayscale Bitcoin Trust…