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Digital Assets: Ray Dalio – Cash is trash; BTC is Untouchable; Libra Maybe; Stocks are Good; Gold is Best

Ray Dalio, a long time bitcoin sceptic, again panned the cryptocurrency at Davos. Cash is trash; BTC is Untouchable; Libra Maybe; Stocks are good; Gold is Best, he said.

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Hedge Funds: In 2019, More Hedge Funds Were Shuttered Than Launched
January 8, 2020

In 2019, More Hedge Funds Were Shuttered Than Launched. 2019 was the fifth year on the trot that fund closures exceeded openings. According to data from Hedge Fund Research, more…

The Private Equity Dilemma: There’s Simply Too Much Money on the Sidelines
January 7, 2020

The private equity industry has a problem. A big one. Dry powder, or uninvested cash, at private equity firms, totaled $1.45 billion at the end of 2019.

Mercer Outlook 2020: Europe Could Face Problems
January 7, 2020

The Mercer 2020 outlook came out in January. The firm expects growth to pick up somewhat in 2020, both in the United States and the rest of the world.

Hedge Funds: Neil Woodford and Craig Newman Did Just Fine Before Woodford Collapse
January 7, 2020

Neil Woodford and his CEO Craig Newman earned 9 million and 4.8 million pounds in dividends in the year leading up to the collapse of Woodford Investment Management.

Don Steinbrugge: Low Rates to Push Pensions into Hedge Funds
January 7, 2020

Don Steinbrugge of Agecroft Partners released his annual list of hedge fund trends and predictions for 2020. He covers a few common bases: Hedge fund assets will set a new…

Alternative Investments: Battered Marijuana Stocks May Bottom Out in 2020
January 7, 2020

The brutal sell-off in marijuana stocks in 2019 has been likened to “2008 for the cannabis industry.” Others compared it to the blowout in tech stocks in 2000. Apart from…

ESG and Sustainability: HSBC Bandwagons ESG, To Launch Eight ETFs
January 7, 2020

HSBC Gam plans to launch eight new environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ETF’s in the first half of 2020. Also planned are a fixed-income ETF platform and a passive platform…

Hedge Funds: The 2020 Top Picks of Andrew Left’s Citron Capital (First Year Gain 43.3%)
January 7, 2020

Famed short-seller Andrew Left’s Citron Capital published its Annual Investor Letter for 2019 on Monday. “In 2019, our first full year of operation, Citron Capital, LP generated a gross return…

ESG: The SEC’s Scrutiny of ESG Investing Could Be a Blessing, Say Advisers
January 7, 2020

According to the Wall Street Journal, regulators are questioning the methodologies and criteria for the selection of companies by funds that tout ESG portfolios. ESG is an acronym for environmental-social-and…

Artificial Intelligence: Using Augmented Reality (AR) to Record the Skills of Retiring Workers For Posterity
January 7, 2020

Could the skills of retiring workers be lost before the next generation learns from them? That danger no longer exists with developing technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial…