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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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Artificial Intelligence: Margrethe Vestager to Announce the EU’s New Regulations For AI Today
February 18, 2020

The EU’s rules set to be announced today will thrust on enhancing the region’s competitiveness but will do so with an emphasis on transparency, oversight, and protection of privacy.

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Liquid Alternatives: American Century May Unveil the Very First Non-Transparent ETFs
February 18, 2020

Two American Century funds may be the first to test waters as “actively managed” ETFs. Having received the SEC’s approval for its final key filing, Cboe BZX Exchange, Inc. is…

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Liquid Alternatives: New CP ETF Is a Defensive High Yield Fixed Income Diversifier
February 18, 2020

CP ETFS is a fund house that specializes in managing downside risk with the ability to participate in market upside with a low-correlation diversifier strategy. This strategy reduces the impact…

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FinTech: SoftBank Steps Up LatAm Focus With $1B Investment Plan
February 18, 2020

SoftBank steps up LatAm focus with $1B investment plan. SoftBank Group has upped the ante in its gambit to profit from financing promising startups in Latin America. Its $5 billion…

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Venture Capital: Restaurant Software Maker Toast Raises $400 Million
February 18, 2020

Restaurant POS maker Toast scooped up $400 million at a valuation of $4.9 billion in its latest funding round. Toast will use the funds to invest in the development of…

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Digital Assets: A Cloud-based, Turnkey Crypto Exchange Solution From Binance
February 18, 2020

Binance, which is the world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, announced Monday the launch of its Binance Cloud. The Binance Cloud is an all-in-one solution for crypto market participants…

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FinTech: Digital Lending Startup BlockFi Raises $30 Million Series B
February 18, 2020

BlockFi Inc. provides consumer financing services. Its platform offers loans to crypto-asset owners who collateralize the loan with their crypto-assets. On the other hand, its BlockFi Interest Account (BIA) lets…

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ESG: By No Means A Passing Fad; It’s a Mega-Trend
February 18, 2020

Investors are cracking the whip to ensure that their demands for ESG (environment-social-governance) options are met. Money is flowing to ESG-focused ETFs and mutual funds, while hedge funds that are…

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Digital Assets: CelticGold, An EU Gold Company, Advocates Bitcoin
February 17, 2020

CelticGold, a Frankfurt-based precious metals trading company, that trades “one of the largest portfolios of investment gold & silver coins and bullion worldwide,” has recommended bitcoin as an investment. “At…

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Hedge Funds: Kerrisdale Capital Takes Aim at Match.com
February 14, 2020

Activist hedge fund Kerrisdale Capital has taken a short stake in Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH). The online dating operator owns Tinder and Match.com. The activist fund expects that shares will…

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