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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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Interactive Investor Releases Ethical Buy List
September 30, 2019

The Ethical Buy List has arrived amongst a flurry of new ESG products sweeping the market.

Invesco Report: Sovereign Funds Adopting ESG Standards Quickly
September 30, 2019

Sovereign investors are ramping up their environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments. A new study by Invesco shows that two-thirds of sovereign funds are considering these socially conscious investments.

Artificial Intelligence May Provide Advance Warning of a Heart Attack
September 30, 2019

Artificial intelligence to detect heart attacks may soon be a reality, according to research at the University of Oxford.

More Americans Know at Least One Cryptocurrency
September 30, 2019

A new YouGov survey suggests that more Americans than ever are learning about cryptocurrencies. The survey shows that 81% of Americans have heard of at least one cryptocurrency.

U.N.’s Interim Report on Harnessing Digitalization in Financing of Sustainable Development Goals
September 30, 2019

On November 29, 2018, the Secretary-General constituted a 17-member task force on Digital Financing of Sustainable Development Goals.

CI Liquid Alternatives Get Warm Reception from Investors and Advisors
September 30, 2019

In the space of a mere ten months, assets at CI Investments’ liquid alternative funds have exceeded $1 billion. Strategies that were earlier the domain of sophisticated hedge funds are…

Green’s Push Canadian Robot Tax to Combat AI
September 30, 2019

A Canadian robot tax could be the first of its kind. The Green Party of Canada has pitched a robot tax to address the growing threat of technologies like artificial…

D. E. Shaw Targets Emerson Electric
September 30, 2019

Emerson Electric, the industrial conglomerate and Fortune 500 company, is in the cross-hairs of hedge fund D.E. Shaw.

Investors in Ripple’s XRP Rely on SEC Guidance To Claim It Was An ‘Unregistered Security’
September 27, 2019

The SEC’s Framework for “Investment Contract” Analysis of Digital Assets has given a group of plaintiffs more power to their elbow in a May 2018 lawsuit. The investors have amended…

Ex-Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka Wants To Bring AI to India’s Masses
September 27, 2019

Ex-Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka believes India can become the Artificial Intelligence (AI) capital of the world. AI could be a massive disruptor in India over the next 20-25 years, says…