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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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Abu Dhabi Launches First-of-Its-Kind University of Artificial Intelligence
October 17, 2019

The Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, the world’s first dedicated AI University, was launched Wednesday in Masdar City. The Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence is an…

Ex-CFTC Heads Warn of Digital Challengers; Propose A Blockchain Dollar
October 17, 2019

Could a new-fangled digital currency move the US dollar’s cheese? “Complacency in the face of this threat risks lasting damage to the U.S. economy,” warn the former CFTC officials. In…

New KKR Leadership in Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific
October 16, 2019

KKR leadership changes occurred this week. The private equity giant promoted six people (in three pairs) to lead the firm’s private equity businesses in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

London Stock Exchange Group Hires Tadashi Tago – (And Other People on the Move)
October 16, 2019

London Stock Exchange Group picks Bloomberg Leader for New Role in Japan The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) hired Tadashi Tago to the role of information services in Japan. Tago…

Commercial Observer Releases List of Top Multifamily Markets
October 16, 2019

Commercial Observer is out with a new report from Arbor Realty Partners titled Top US Markets for Multifamily 2019. The report examines how multifamily markets have fared over the past…

Saudi Arabian Venture Shop Aims for a Second $500 Million Fund
October 16, 2019

A Saudi Arabian venture capital firm is looking to raise money for a second $500 million fund. STV, which backed Careem Networks, is exploring options for its second fund.  

A “Shocking” End to Neil Woodford’s Flagship Fund
October 16, 2019

Neil Woodford is out as manager of the fund he founded. And now, the fund will shut down. Fund administrators closed the fund and said it was not in the…

Liquid Alternatives: The Waypoint All Weather Liquid Alternative Mutual Fund
October 16, 2019

Toronto-based Waypoint Investment Partners launch their first liquid alternative mutual fund. The Waypoint All Weather Alternative Fund is a defensively-oriented mutual fund. It combines a portfolio of capital distributors and…

Blackstone Group May Employ Hostile Takeover with Unizo Holdings
October 16, 2019

A hostile takeover of Unizo Holdings may happen. And the buyer could be alternative asset manager Blackstone Group. The private equity giant seems very determined to close a deal to…

Bitcoin ETFs and SEC: ‘Last Man Standing’ Wilshire Phoenix Amends Bitcoin Filing
October 16, 2019

The Wilshire Phoenix Bitcoin ETF has amended its Bitcoin ETF Filing with the SEC. The SEC has invited public comments on the bitcoin exchange-traded fund proposal filed by Wilshire Phoenix…