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Private Equity Shops are Going on a Startup Spending Spree, Says Pitchbook

A new Pitchbook report shows that private equity shops are snapping up an interesting alternative investment. Flush with dry powder, PE shops have been snapping up VC-backed startups, according to a report from Pitchbook. 

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Artificial Intelligence: Analysts Weigh In On US CTO Michael Kratsios’ Remarks on EU Regulation of AI
February 21, 2020

Analysts weigh in on Michael Kratsios’ remarks on EU regulation of AI. Kratsios said the EU had clumsily docketed AI technologies as “high-risk” or “not high-risk.” “I think this approach…
Liquid Alternatives: CI First Asset Opens the TSX on February 20
February 21, 2020

To mark the occasion of the listing of three liquid alternative ETFs, Rohit Mehta, Executive Vice-President, CI Financial, and President, CI First Asset ETFs, and Graham Mackenzie, Head, ETFs, and…
FinTech: Ralph Hamers is ING’s Loss, UBS’ Gain
February 21, 2020

UBS, the world’s biggest wealth manager, has appointed Ralph Hamers to succeed Sergio Ermotti as its chief executive. Hamers is currently CEO of ING, having worked for 29 years at…
Venture Capital: Hercules Capital Reports A Blowout Quarter
February 21, 2020

Hercules Capital reports a blowout quarter. The leading VC company beat estimates and posted new business records.

Coldwell Banker Names Boise, Charlotte, Colorado Springs, Cincinnati, and Fort Worth Top Real Estate Markets
February 21, 2020

Coldwell Bankers, part of Realogy Holdings Corp (NYSE: RLGY), has released its annual Global Luxury Real Estate report. Titled simply “The Report 2020,” it analyzes the latest trends and data provided by leading…
Elliott Investment Management Takes Stake in NN Group
February 20, 2020

Elliott Investment Management has built a 3.04% stake in Dutch insurer NN Group (OTCMKTS: NNGRY), according to a filing with AFM this week. Paul Singer’s hedge fund said that the investment…
Real Estate: IQHG Locks Up 109 Brookline in Fenway Area of Boston
February 20, 2020

IQHQ has come off a recent successful $770-million capital raise and acquired 109 Brookline in the Fenway section of Boston for $270 million. The building was acquired form Commonwealth Equity…
PwC Report: Artificial Intelligence to Boost Global Economy By More Than $15.7 Trillion
February 20, 2020

A new PwC report notes that artificial intelligence will play a massive role in boosting the global economy. The report states that AI will bolster the world to the tune…
Artificial Intelligence: Europe Envisages Strict Rules for High-Risk AI
February 20, 2020

In “A Europe Fit for the Digital Age,” the EU’s strategies for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data aim to encourage businesses to work with, and develop, these new technologies, while…
Alternative Investments: YieldStreet’s Prism Fund Has BlackRock as SubAdviser
February 20, 2020

Digital fintech platform YieldStreet is offering a closed-ended, income-yielding fund that will be co-managed by BlackRock (NYSE:BLK), the world’s largest asset manager. The YieldStreet Prism Fund will be available to…

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