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Hedge Funds: Shades of LTCM Lurk, Only This Time It Could Be Much Bigger

Regulations hobbled banks’ risk-taking abilities after the last global financial crisis. But risk never really went away, it just switched masks. And hedge funds are the new face of unbridled financial adventurism, according to the IMF and the European Central Bank (ECB).

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ICANN Pauses Sale of PIR to Ethos Capital for 30 days
December 18, 2019

ICANN, the internet registration firm, announced it will pause its sale of the .org domain registry to the private equity firm Ethos Capital. The delay will last 30 days as stakeholders…

Francisco Partners and Evergreen Take LogMeIn Private
December 18, 2019

LogMeIn announced it has sold itself for $4.3 billion. The agreement allows the firm to go private thanks to a deal with Francisco Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital. The all-cash…

Hong Kong Funds See $5 Billion in Outflows
December 17, 2019

Hong Kong capital flight may have hit as much as $5 billion for investment funds in 2019. The figure comes from the Bank of England, which released its Financial Stability…

FinTech: As Investors Revolt, Fintech Lenders Get Picky on Borrower Quality
December 17, 2019

Easy lending to borrowers with sub-prime credit is winding down. Peer-to-peer lenders, or fintech lender platforms, are back-pedaling on their early promise to provide loans to people with sub-par credit…

Goldman Sachs Prepares to Go Big on Alternatives
December 17, 2019

A Goldman Sachs alternative capital team will launch soon, according to a memo seen by Reuters. The firm said that it will form an alternatives capital markets and strategy group under…

Artificial Intelligence: Gecko Robotics Scoops up $ 40 Million in Series B Funding
December 17, 2019

Gecko Robotics Scoops up $ 40 Million in Series B Funding. Gecko will use the money to develop industrial inspection robots. Investors that plugged into Gecko Robotics’ $ 40 million…

Digital Assets: A Bitcoin Video Lands Up On TikTok, Goes Viral
December 17, 2019

The Wolf of Bitcoin posted the bitcoin video on TikTok. The TikTok video zooms in through a door with says, “this is why GPU prices went up,” and then pans…

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners Snaps Up Tallgrass Energy
December 17, 2019

Blackstone Infrastructure Partners has announced it will purchase the remaining shares of Tallgrass Energy that it doesn’t own. The latest offer of $22.45 per Class A share was a 22.7%…

Darden Paper Shows Weak Hedge Fund Performance Post Financial Crisis
December 17, 2019

Hedge fund performance hasn’t lived up to the hype over the last ten years. This, according to the Executive Director of the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management, University…

Digital Assets: Fidelity Digital Assets Could Add Support for Ether in 2020
December 17, 2019

Fidelity’s crypto arm has already done a lot of work on Ethereum. Speaking in an interview with TheBlock, Tom Jessop, who is president of Fidelity Digital Assets, said the firm…