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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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University of California: “Fossil Fuel Assets a Financial Risk”
September 19, 2019

The University of California Pension and Endowment funds will divest all fossil fuel assets. That’s because fossil fuel and coal and oil sands posed a “long-term risk” to the University…

EquityMultiple: A Platform for Investors In Opportunity Zones
September 19, 2019

The EquityMultiple platform facilitates real estate investments in Opportunity Zones that come with tax breaks. Investors fed up with the measly returns in the current environment may consider real estate…

Swiss Private Bank Launches Digital Asset Services Including for Bitcoin And Ethereum
September 19, 2019

Arab Bank Switzerland, a leading Swiss private bank, will provide custody and brokerage services for Bitcoin and Ethereum. The bank will target high net worth clients for the services. It…

AT&T Considering Options for DirecTV Unit
September 19, 2019

AT&T may sell DirecTV, among other options, as consumers drop TV connections. Telecom giant AT&T, which bought DirecTV for $49 billion in 2015, maybe considering a U-turn on the unit….

US Fed Cuts Rates by 25 Bps; Trump Says Fed Has No Guts
September 18, 2019

As expected, the Fed cut interest rates to sustain the economy but was non-committal on future cuts. Fed Chair Jerome Powell painted an optimistic picture of the US economy, citing…

Japanese ESG Investments Outperforming Benchmarks
September 18, 2019

Latest GPIF Report Shows that Sustainability Can Pay Off Japanese ESG investments are doing very well. The country’s $1.47 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) said today that four of…

Deutsche Bank Joins JPMorgan Blockchain Project
September 18, 2019

The project now serves 320 banks around the globe on cross-border payments The JPMorgan Blockchain Project just got another big player in the blockchain game. Deutsche Bank has joined JP…

Credit Card Startup Petal Arranges $300 Million Debt Facility From Jefferies
September 18, 2019

Credit card startup Petal, which promises credit for an irresponsible world, expanded its Jefferies debt facility. Petal had arranged a $30 million debt facility with Jefferies a year ago. The…

The DailyAlts PlayBook – September 18, 2019
September 18, 2019

THE DAILYALTS PLAYBOOK September 18, 2019 Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks the Fed’s coming intervention, the worst SEC press release of all time, and Warren Buffett’s junk food blues. Good…

Swiss Pension Fund Allocations Hit a Record
September 17, 2019

Swiss pension funds’ allocations to alternative assets surpass 10% for the first time. A study by European consultancy Complementa finds that Swiss pension funds have taken to alternative assets in…