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Alternative Investments: Activists Will Get Busy Soon, Says Tim Melvin

As companies become more undervalued as the economy slows because of shutdown orders across the United States, I expect that the pace of activist activity to increase. We should see more filings later this week as investors hit the deadline to file on shares purchased during the selloff that started yesterday.

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Dubai residential property is much cheaper than Hong Kong, London, and New York
September 13, 2019

On a global basis, Dubai real estate is relatively quite affordable In an analysis of the city’s real estate market, Knight Frank has drawn an interesting comparison: in Dubai, $1…

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Blackrock to raise $300 million in new realty fund targeting Asia
September 13, 2019

Blackrock Real Estate, an arm of BlackRock, the private equity giant, is raising money for its fifth Asia-focused real estate fund According to sources, BlackRock already has commitments in the…

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RegTech Revenues Climb in Step with Startup Activity, Says CCAF Benchmarking Report
September 12, 2019

RegTech revenues in 2018 top $5 billion following a sharp pickup in startup activity The above statistic is a finding of the “Global RegTech Benchmarking Report,” published by The Cambridge…

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Hedge fund Autonomy Capital Drops $1 Billion on Argentinian Wagers
September 12, 2019

Autonomy Capital lost that much in one month following political turmoil in Argentina Last month we reported on the losses suffered by Brazilian hedge fund Newfoundland Capital Management in Argentinian…

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Softbank Having Second Thoughts About the WeWork IPO
September 12, 2019

SoftBank, a significant investor in WeWork, wants the shared workspace company to postpone its IPO What a comedown. WeWork was last valued at $47 billion earlier this year when SoftBank…

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REIT Industry Shows Growth in Acquisitions
September 12, 2019

The National Association for Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit) has released its report of the performance of the REIT industry in the second quarter of 2019. The association found that…

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ECB announces massive stimulus; Trump cries foul
September 12, 2019

The European Central Bank launched a new bond buying package and cut deposit rates to stimulate the Eurozone economy The central bank said it will purchase assets worth € 20…

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Leon Cooperman: High odds of interest rates going up make private equity risky
September 12, 2019

The legendary hedge fund manager said declining interest rates had propped up returns in PE, but this could change Cooperman was speaking at an event hosted by the New York…

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What does Ken Griffin know about uber-luxe real estate that we don’t?
September 12, 2019

The billionaire, hedge fund manager, paid nearly $100 million for a Palm Beach property next to one he already owned Ken Griffin is the US titleholder for owning the most…

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Real Estate is the Top Long-Term Asset, According to Survey
September 12, 2019

SophisticatedInvestor.com recently took a survey of over 2000 investors between the ages of 35 and 65. Real estate is the top asset class for the long-term, according to a recent…

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