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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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AllFunds Reaches New Partnership With BNP Paribas
October 21, 2019

AllFunds has announced a partnership with BNP Paribas. According to terms, BNP is taking a 2.5% stake in the world’s largest fund distribution network.

Cars with Blockchain-Based IDs Will Become Wallets (Maybe Even Cryptos)
October 21, 2019

With a blockchain ID, your electric car could soon become a mobile wallet and pay for tolls, parking, and charging – no cash or cards needed. BMW, General Motors, Honda,…

Bank of America Joins the Zero-Commission Wars
October 21, 2019

Bank of America has joined the chorus of brokerages to slash commissions to zero through its Merrill Edge Self-Directed platform. The company said Monday that it will expand its zero-dollar to…

Deutsche Bank Adds ESG ETF through DWS
October 21, 2019

Deutsche Bank has bolstered its “responsible” investment offerings through its asset management arm, DWS. The money manager will provide exposure to emerging markets with an ETF tied to environmental, social…

The Oldest Tea Company in the World is Going Hi-Tech with AI and Drones
October 21, 2019

Assam Company India Limited (ACIL) is using technology to improve traceability, productivity, and crop spraying safety at its tea gardens. Imagine this. You enjoy a cup of the legendary Assam…

Libra May Change to Many Country-Specific Stablecoins
October 21, 2019

The Libra stablecoin, which is to be backed by a basket of fiat currencies, may change its model. David Marcus, Libra’s head, revealed this at a banking seminar. “We could…

Tim Melvin: The Case for Private Equity Replication
October 20, 2019

Private equity replication represents a unique opportunity for investors to avoid the high costs of PE investment. Forbes Magazine recently ran a story about the high barriers to entry for…

Howard Marks: The Negative Interest Rates Memo
October 18, 2019

Howard Marks has released his latest memo. In the lengthy memo marked “Re: Mysterious,” he talks about the impact of negative interest rates. More importantly, he talks about how little…

AT&T and Activist Elliott Management Said to Be in Talks
October 18, 2019

According to the sources, AT&T and Elliott Management have held discussions, and there is an ongoing dialogue. The two parties may likely agree as early as this month, the Wall…

Artificial Intelligence Will Monitor Cities’ Aging Infrastructure
October 18, 2019

Artificial intelligence-based analysis of the imagery from aging bridges and tunnels will detect and alert the authorities before their collapse.