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Bank of America: ETF Assets to Go 10X, Hit $50 Trillion in 10 Years

ETF assets could hit $50 trillion by 2030, a figure that is more than ten times current levels, according to Bank of America. The bank also said this week that these assets may hit $5.3 trillion by the end of 2020 (Note: total assets are $4.3 trillion as of this publication date).

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Spotify’s First Backer Northzone Closes $500 Million Venture Capital Fund
November 19, 2019

Northzone, the Swedish venture capital firm that backed Spotify out of the gate, announced its largest fund to date.

Mitsubishi Prepares to Launch U.S-Based REIT
November 19, 2019

Japanese trading giant Mitsubishi Corp. will launch its first U.S.-based real estate investment trust.

Buyout Shop Warburg Pincus Sells Accelya to Vista Equity Partners
November 19, 2019

Warburg Pincus has sold European airline services giant Accelya to private equity giant Vista Equity Partners. Multiple reports valed the deal at €1.5 billion.

Recap of the Brookfield Asset Management Earnings Report
November 19, 2019

The Brookfield Asset Management earnings report emerged last week. The company had another solid quarter. Fee-related earnings before performance fees increased 35% over the prior-year quarter.

Chinese Investors Pump In $120 Million Into Nigerian Fintech OPay
November 19, 2019

Chinese Investors Pump In $120 Million Into Nigerian Fintech OPay. Nigerian fintech OPay is an arm of Opera, which is based in Norway and majority-owned by Chinese. Opera founded OPay…

Workers Trust Artificial Intelligence More Than Their Bosses
November 19, 2019

Industrial automation is a major risk to jobs, according to thought leaders like Elon Musk. Even though robots could replace up to 800 million jobs by 2030, employees are happy…

Your ‘Feel-good’ ESG Fund is on a Tear: But Do You Know Why?
November 19, 2019

Investors should examine the underlying holdings of their ESG-focused funds to determine hidden portfolio risk. CNBC’s Mitch Goldberg warns that a lot of the outperformance in many ESG funds has…

AI Can Now Predict Lightning Strikes
November 19, 2019

An inexpensive tool combines machine learning and AI to forewarn of lightning bolts. A team of researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, has found a way to use…

Private Equity Shop Ethos Capital Buys the .Org Domain Registry
November 19, 2019

Ethos Capital has purchased the Public Internet Registry, the group that maintains the .org registry. The private equity firm purchased the registry from the Internet society, according to a statement…

Casino “Whale” Caesars in Eldorado’s Net: Shareholders Green Light Their Merger
November 18, 2019

Thanks to Carl Icahn’s activism, and an $8.58 billion acquisition kitty, Eldorado is in the driver’s seat in US casino operations. It will soon have Caesars in its fold. After…