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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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World’s Largest Asset Manager: CEOs Should Not Serve on Other Boards
August 27, 2019

BlackRock voted against 94 CEOs who wanted to serve on more than one board outside their company The world’s largest asset manager is taking aim at chief executives who sit…

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Post-Swiss Trip, Maxine Waters is Still Not Convinced on Facebook’s Libra
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PNC Investments Creates List of Recommended Liquid Alts Funds
August 25, 2019

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Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management to Open NYC Office
August 24, 2019

The new office will start with 10 employees and follow the blueprint of its London operations Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Asset Management (SMTAM) will open an office in Manhattan as soon…

The short-seller behind Harry Markopolos: Still under wraps
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Markopolos will get a share of the short-selling profits from GE’s decline. Question is: who’s punching the trades? It’s been a week since fraud-hunter Harry Markopolos unveiled his research report…

Center for Data Innovation on AI: China making big moves to catch up with the US
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Though the US is currently the world leader in artificial intelligence technology, China is leaving no stone unturned to narrow the gap A study from the Center for Data Innovation…