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Private Equity Shops are Going on a Startup Spending Spree, Says Pitchbook

A new Pitchbook report shows that private equity shops are snapping up an interesting alternative investment. Flush with dry powder, PE shops have been snapping up VC-backed startups, according to a report from Pitchbook. 

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Hedge Fund Manager, NFL Owner David Tepper Fires Ron Rivera in Carolina
December 3, 2019

Hedge fund manager David Tepper had announced plans to shakeup Appaloosa Management in January 2020. But today, he’s shaking up his NFL team, the Carolina Panthers. Tepper has fired the…

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Is the Oil and Gas Industry Slow on the AI Uptake?
December 3, 2019

Considering that the world is awash in oil, the oil and gas industry should deploy artificial intelligence (AI) to improve efficiencies and cut costs. The lackadaisical adoption of artificial intelligence…

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Go master Lee Se-dol Retires; Concedes AI is Better at the Game
December 3, 2019

South Korean Go master Lee Se-dol was the only human ever to defeat artificial intelligence (AI) Go player AlphaGo. In 2016, Go master Lee Se-dol managed to win one game…

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World Bank Re-Enters The Danish Green Bond Market; Six Nordic Funds Invest
December 3, 2019

World Bank issued its debut green bonds in Denmark in 1997, the first and longest maturity green bond issued in that market. After a hiatus of 22 years, the World…

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Dyal Raises Largest Fund Ever For Buying Stakes in PE Companies
December 3, 2019

Dyal Capital received a record commitment of over $9 billion for its Fund IV, with heavy oversubscription reached during the final hours. Dyal is a division of Neuberger Berman and…

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The RISE and RISE of Global ETFs’ AUM
December 3, 2019

In 2019, global ETF assets have added $840 billion from January 1st through October 31st, bringing the tally to a record $6 trillion. According to EPFR, ETF AUM (assets under…

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Greenlight Capital’s Recent Struggles Continue in November
December 3, 2019

Greenlight Capital saw its fourth-quarter woes continue last month. According to Institutional Investor, the value hedge fund dropped 1.8% in November. That decline follows a 6% drop for the fund…

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PwC: Takeaways from the Real Estate 2020 Outlook
December 3, 2019

Real Estate 2020 Building the Future (a report from PwC) looks at the key trends in the commercial real estate market for 2020 and beyond.

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Christopher Hohn: Activist Manager, Climate Warrior
December 3, 2019

Sir Christopher Hohn, the head of activist fund TCI, has demanded the companies improve their pollution disclosures. Those boards that fail to meet his demands will not receive his vote….

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Huawei to Deploy Its Kunpeng 920 Chipset in World-Beating AI Platform
December 3, 2019

Huawei and the Pengcheng Laboratory released Cloud Brain II, a new AI computing platform, on Friday. The platform will use Huawei’s Atlas 900, claimed to be the world’s fastest AI…

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