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Hedge Funds: Shades of LTCM Lurk, Only This Time It Could Be Much Bigger

Regulations hobbled banks’ risk-taking abilities after the last global financial crisis. But risk never really went away, it just switched masks. And hedge funds are the new face of unbridled financial adventurism, according to the IMF and the European Central Bank (ECB).

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Three Takeaways from the New KKR Consumer Report
October 8, 2019

The report examines consumer behavior at this point in the economic cycle KKR has posted a new report titled The New Consumer. Paula Campbell Roberts, the Director of Global Macro…

Park Square Capital: Private Credit Investors in Favor of ESG-positive Deals
October 8, 2019

Park Square Capital, a US$10 billion investor in private credit, is a signatory to the UNPRI. ESG in private credit deals is making steady progress as investors wise up to…

UBS: Fintech Darling Robinhood’s Business Model in Serious Jeopardy
October 7, 2019

Robinhood has a $7.6 billion valuation thanks to its strong support from Millennials. Launched in 2013, the Fintech startup undercut discount brokerages with free trades and a sleek look that…

Blackrock Hires New HR Chief (And Other People on the Move)
October 7, 2019

BlackRock hires always generate headlines. The latest high-profile news is that the world’s largest asset manager has appointed Manish Mehta to the role of global head of human resources. Reuters…

Vista Equity Partners May Sell Partial Stake in Fintech Giant Finastra
October 7, 2019

Vista Equity Partners may look to sell up to 50% of its stake in Fintech firm Finastra. The private equity shop could reach a deal worth more than $10 billion, including…

Bitcoin Beat Tech Stocks This Year; Yes You Heard That Right
October 7, 2019

Bitcoin is the best performing asset year to date. After a power-packed rally during the first nine months of the year, the crypto is up 114% at $8,308. In comparison,…

Hedge Elliott Management May Join Apollo Global Management to Save EP Energy Corp.
October 7, 2019

The EP Energy bankruptcy might have a pair of saviors. Apollo Global Management and Elliott Management have put together a rescue plan for the bankrupt firm. A deal would allow…

Apollo Decentralized Exchange Enters Beta Trial for Digital Assets
October 7, 2019

The Apollo Decentralized Exchange (DEX) is open for business. Apollo Foundation has announced the launch of what it calls “a proprietary software package for the exchange of digital assets in…

Private Equity Giant KKR Announces Special Situations Fund III
October 7, 2019

Private equity giant KKR & Co wants to raise $1.5 billion for its third special situations fund. Reuters reported the June registration of KKR Special Situations Fund III. The private equity…

Hedge Fund Manager David Tepper Lays Out Family Office Plan
October 7, 2019

David Tepper, the billionaire hedge fund manager, will soon return capital to investors as he shifts toward a family office. However, Tepper will continue to manage money for 15 lucky…