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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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GSAM European ETF Ready for Lift Off
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The GSAM European ETF is a sign that Goldman Sachs expanding its role on the passive investing craze. Here’s the latest news on the ETF launch on Thursday.

Goldman CEO David Solomon: Time for ESG Investing to Go Mainstream
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August 2019 redemptions from hedge fund hit $6.51 billion for global hedge funds, according to eVestment’s newest asset flows report. The additional outflows drove the total withdraws from hedge funds to…

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September 26, 2019

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September 25, 2019

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Australian Watchdog Orders Audit of Paypal for Lapses in Money Transfers
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Austrac suspects that Paypal had not met reporting obligations regarding anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws. An external auditor will conduct Austrac’s audit of Paypal and report to Austrac within…

As Losses Pile Up, Woodford Fund Suspension Extended By 28 Days
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The Woodford Equity Income Fund is bleeding but remains suspended. Fund administrator Link Fund Solutions confirmed the Woodford fund suspension would continue for another 28 days regardless of losses. After…

Activist Investors Push Out eBay CEO Devin Wenig
September 25, 2019

CEO cites disagreements with his board as activist pressures intensify Activist investors have pushed out CEO Devin Wenig. In a Tweet marked Wednesday, Wenig cited disagreements with fellow board members…