Investments

Types of investments

Top Story

Fintech: M&A In the Fintech Space Will Heat Up

One of the clear winners, if there is such a thing of the current economic situation, will be fintech companies. And we can expect to see a wave of fintech M&A as a result. There was already a trend towards digital platforms in the financial services industry. Now it’s just accelerating. Even those who prefer a hands-on face-to-face meeting on financial matters are turning to online platforms. They have to do so. Many banks are only offering drive-through services. This means more complex transactions are moving online. Why Fintech M&A Will Heat Up The shift to increased digital use in financial services will also accelerate the fight between incumbent banks, brokerages, and insurance companies to capture market share in a new digital marketplace. Underfunded startups will struggle. They lack the ability to spend billions of dollars a year like their larger financial counterparts. The smaller firms will also need to find funding sources to survive until economic activity begins to normalize. Fintech companies also have to be very careful about execution risk right now. Consider Robinhood, the online brokerage firm. Their system failed as markets became disrupted by the spread of the coronavirus virus in the United States. The future…

Read more

Get Daily Updates

Subscribe to DailyAlts Today to get Alternative Investment news, insight, and commentary delivered straight to your inbox every day.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/processor-4347273_1920-Huawei-AI-platform.jpg
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…

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/logistics-3125131_1920-GLP-fund.jpg
GLP’s New Income Fund to Target Chinese Logistics Assets
December 2, 2019

GLP is launching its new RMB15bn (US$2.1bn) Chinese logistics fund. The GLP China Income Partners Fund will focus on properties generating a stable income stream and recycle capital. GLP is…

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/54e8d3434d57af14ea898579ce203e7c1d22dfe05454734c7c2f7cd0_640.jpg
KKR Expects Lower Returns and Economic Growth
December 2, 2019

The KKR economic outlook arrived in late October. Following a holiday week, let’s take a look at the report. Henry McVey, the Head of Global Macro and Asset Allocation, has…

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/54e8d0414a50a914ea898579ce203e7c1d22dfe05454704a742b7ddc_640.jpg
HSBC World Bank Taps Blockchain to Transfer $20 billion in Digital Assets
December 2, 2019

HSBC World Bank will track $20 billion in digital assets on a blockchain storage platform in 2020. The company plans to initiate the platform Digital Vault by March.

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/57e7d7454c53a414ea898579ce203e7c1d22dfe05454704a75287bd2_640.jpg
Embroker Releases 2019 State of Venture Capital Report for U.S. Startups
December 2, 2019

Embroker, a provider of insurance to venture-backed startups, has published “A Look Into VC Funding in 2019.” Its new report analyzes the venture capital (VC) middle market and successful startups…

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/55e0d4434952a514ea898579ce203e7c1d22dfe05454704a752f7ed5_640.jpg
Fake News: China Targets Artificial Intelligence and Bots
December 2, 2019

Fake news is a term generating a lot of buzz in the United States. But in China, the term has taken on a whole new meaning. The country has issued…

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/54e3d5464c52aa14ea898579ce203e7c1d22dfe05454704b7d2c7bd2_640.jpg
How About a Hedge Fund Under the Toshiba Brand?
December 2, 2019

A Toshiba hedge fund may soon emerge. The Japanese conglomerate is seeking a license to operate a hedge fund. The news comes just two years since activist hedge funds pressured…

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/57e4d5444257b114a6d98074cf213576083edbe25650734e7c277f_640.jpg
Short-Selling U.K. Hedge Fund Cashes In on Chaos
December 2, 2019

Marshall Wace’s LLP reported profits of £258 million. That’s a pretty nice payday for all of its 17 partners. The firm reported a turnover of £803 million at the end…

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/57e2d54a4a52a814ea898579ce203e7c1d22dfe05454704b72277bd6_640.jpg
Private Equity Giant Carlyle Group’s Latest Windfall: SBI Cards
December 2, 2019

The SBI Cards IPO will be the largest public offering in India this year. On November 27, the company filed its draft prospectus but failed to provide any valuation insight….

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Who-is-Tom-Steyer-e1571335350231.jpg
Former Hedge Fund Manager Tom Steyer Would Like to Be President
November 30, 2019

Tom Steyer, the energy-investing billionaire turned environmentalist “anti-billionaire,” hit the debate stage for the first time this week. The 62-year-old hedge fund manager turned activist has called for Donald Trump’s…

Scroll to Top