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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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Yield curve inversion flashes recession warning
August 14, 2019

Yield curves have inverted on both sides of the Atlantic following the release of weak economic data across the globe Yield curve inversion, a phenomenon where longer-term yields fall below…

One of Asia’s oldest hedge funds warns of looming ‘distressed cycle.’
August 14, 2019

The US-China trade war and growth concerns are likely to push up debt defaults in the region As default rates in China tick up, a distressed cycle is looming on…

Argentina’s Stock Rout Hammers Newfoundland Capital Management
August 14, 2019

Newfoundland Capital Management, a Brazilian asset manager, had $300 million in a long-only fund that invested heavily in Argentine stocks The fund’s losses could be substantial given that Argentina’s key…

New SEC Regulations Will Increase Investor Participation in Alternatives
August 14, 2019

The SEC’s revamp would be a boon for financial advisors who are already seeing increasing demand for investment opportunities in alternatives. According to Lawrence Calcano, CEO of iCapital, the $40…

Coinbase Loses Barclays Banking Services
August 14, 2019

Barclays reportedly ends its relationship after less than 20 months. Coinbase, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, is looking for a new provider of banking services. Coindesk reported Wednesday that…

Brookfield Business Partners Buys Big Stake in Genworth Financial’s Canadian
August 13, 2019

The deal clears the way for China Oceanwide to purchase Genworth. Brookfield Business Partners announced plans to purchase a 57% stake in Genworth Financial’s Canadian mortgage insurance unit. According to…

SEC: Veritaseum ICO was Illegal, CEO Charged with Manipulative Trading
August 13, 2019

The SEC wants to stop Veritaseum ICO operators from dissipating from what it described as an illegal offering. The Veritaseum ICO isn’t what it was cracked up to be. In…

SEC Chief Who Investigated ICO Fraud Departs after 15 Years
August 13, 2019

The SEC loses a key leader with cryptocurrency prices and ICO fraud back in the headlines A leading investigator of ICO fraud will depart as head of the SEC’s cyber…

SEC Approves Hedge Fund Backed by Jon Corzine
August 13, 2019

The approval comes with many restrictions… begging the question “what’s the point?” The SEC approved Jon Corzine’s new fund, despite protect from professionals in the financial community. The hedge fund…

Hedge Fund Q2 Moves: Third Point Buys IPO Stocks
August 13, 2019

Pershing Square, Third Point Cut Stakes in United Technologies SEC filings have revealed the latest hedge fund Q2 moves. Hedge fund Third Point has joined Pershing Square Capital by cutting…