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Steve Cohen Looks to Boost Stake As MLB Team Owner

As uber-rich private equity and hedge fund billionaires are homing in on sports franchises, Steve Cohen is negotiating to up his current 8% stake in the Mets to 80%. Cohen paid $20 million for that stake in 2012.

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Automaker Ford Using Artificial Intelligence To Optimize Daily Driving
October 4, 2019

Ford has developed an Artificial Intelligence-driven database that will accelerate its transition from automaker to a mobility company. It is accordingly partnering with American cities to solve mobility challenges. City…

State Street on Blockchain: The Trickle of Digital Assets Will Soon Turn Into A Flood
October 4, 2019

State Street, the huge custody bank which holds assets of over $30 trillion, may soon see a flood of blockchain-based digital assets. According to Jay Biancamano, State Street’s head of…

FireEye Is Seeking a Private Equity Buyer, Hires Goldman Sachs as Advisor
October 3, 2019

FireEye (FEYE) is reportedly seeking a private equity buyer. The news comes after the firm failed to locate a strategic buyer. The company reportedly hired Goldman Sachs to guide them through…

Libra Association to Meet in Switzerland to Discuss Digital Assets: Make or Break?
October 3, 2019

No one thought setting up a globally acceptable cryptocurrency such as Facebook’s Libra would be easy. But the Libra Association’s upcoming meeting in Switzerland may show which of its members…

Hedge Fund Solel Partners Launches with $600 Million AUM
October 3, 2019

Solel Partners began trading this week with $600 million AUM. According to Bloomberg, former Highfields Capital Management partners Craig Peskin and Peter Fleiss are leading the fund.

Sports Gambling Meets Venture Capital
October 3, 2019

The Sports Gambling Investment Fund has announced the formation of its first fund. The group aims to discover, fund, and mentor startups entering the casino and gaming business.

Schroders Launches A Private Equity Fund On Its GAIA II Liquid Alternatives Platform
October 3, 2019

Investment manager Schroders has launched a private equity fund on its GAIA II liquid alternatives platform. The Schroder private equity fund, titled “Schroder GAIA II Specialist Private Equity fund,” will…

Purpose Investments Goes All In on ESG Principles
October 3, 2019

Purpose Investments is the latest asset manager to integrate environmental, social and governance – ESG principles – into its strategies. The catch – they will adopt ESG into every single…

Cloud And Saas Banking Startup nCino Raises $80M
October 3, 2019

nCino, the startup known for its cloud-based, SaaS solution for banking operating systems, raised $80 million. nCino’s cloud-based, banking operating system runs off the Salesforce platform. Existing investor Salesforce Ventures…

Vanguard Launches Actively Managed International Fund
October 3, 2019

A new Vanguard fund has launched to add to the firm’s list of mutual funds and ETFs launched under CEO Tim Buckley. The company has unveiled the Vanguard International Core Stock…