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Real Estate: National Association of Realtors Issues Report on Cannabis

The National Association of Realtors recently released a report outlining the impact of cannabis on commercial and residential real estate. As legalization spreads across the United States, the industry is booming. Rising cannabis production had created an uptick in demand for industrial and office space. The Association States – where medical and recreational marijuana has been legal for more than three years – have seen more increases in demand for commercial properties. There has been a 42% in demand for warehouses, a 27% increase for storefronts, and a 21% increase for land.

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Digital Assets: Fidelity Digital Assets Floats UK Arm to Sell Crypto Services
December 18, 2019

Fidelity Digital Assets has branched out across the Atlantic and incorporated its UK arm on December 16. The UK office will offer crypto services to European businesses, hedge funds, and…

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Venture Capital: Despite Negative Publicity, VC is Alive and Well
December 18, 2019

Despite the negative publicity surrounding it in recent months, venture capital is quite well, thank you. There was doom-and-gloom all around in the venture capital industry after the failed WeWork…

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Alternative Investments: Japanese Corporations Unlocking Value; ETFs to Buy
December 18, 2019

A Nikkei Quick survey showed that the percentage of Japanese companies that thought their shares were undervalued hit a high of 67% in 2019. This was the highest level since…

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Intel Scoops Up Israeli Artificial Intelligence Firm for $2 Billion
December 18, 2019

Intel Corporation has acquired Habana Labs for $2 billion. Habana Labs is an Israel-based developer of programmable deep learning accelerators for data centers. The deal will deepen Intel’s artificial intelligence…

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Alternative Investments: Bank of England Weighing Redemption Rejig for Open-Ended Funds
December 18, 2019

The Bank of England considers the liquidity mismatch in open-ended funds a potential “systemic risk.” After the recent debacles in the Woodford Equity Income Fund and M&G Investments property fund,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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