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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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Private Equity Shops are Going on a Startup Spending Spree, Says Pitchbook
February 25, 2020

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…

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Activist Hedge Fund Looks to Shake Up Insurance Giant Prudential
February 25, 2020

Activist hedge fund Third Point has taken aim at the 172-year-old insurance giant Prudential (LON: PRU). According to a new filing, Dan Loeb’s shop wants to split the firm into…

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Alternative Assets: Funds Surpass $10 Trillion In AUM in 2019
February 25, 2020

A new Preqin report shows that the alternative assets industry has reached “14 figures.” Total AUM surpassed $10 trillion for the first time in 2019. The industry added at least…

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FinTech: QCash Signs Up Tropical Financial Credit Union For Small Loans
February 25, 2020

QCash Financial, the US fintech and digital loan marketplace gained a major new client in Tropical Financial Credit Union (TFCU). TFCU has $700 million in assets and 65,000 members. QCash…

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Alternative Investments: February 26 is the D-Day for the Wilshire Phoenix Bitcoin ETF
February 25, 2020

Will the SEC greenlight the Wilshire Phoenix Bitcoin ETF? Crypto market participants seem to be unanimous in their opinion that the SEC will reject the Wilshire Phoenix bitcoin ETF. The…

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Digital Assets: How CBDCs Could Use Maxonrow, the Blockchain KYC
February 25, 2020

Slowly, but surely, momentum is building up in central banks around the world to explore and test the concept of a central bank digital currency (CBDC). Developments in the US,…

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The DailyAlts Playbook: Buffett’s Crypto Snub, Why the Selling Stopped, Who’s Shorting Airlines, and the Odds of Another Rate Cut.
February 25, 2020

We start today in Asia, where the road to recovery from Monday’s massive selloff begins. Although the Nikkei lost 3.3% in overnight trading, Chinese markets were largely flat. The Dow…

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Venture Capital: M33 Raises $260M to Fund “Scrappy, Bootstrapping” Founders
February 25, 2020

M33 raises $260m to fund scrappy, bootstrapping founders. In its second fund, M33 will continue to back hi-tech startups who grew their way to profitability without institutional support.

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Real Estate: Arbor Realty Trust Discusses State of Single Family Rentals
February 25, 2020

Arbor Realty Trust (NYSE: ABR) has released a report that examines the state of the single-family rental (SFR) industry. Arbor believes that 2019 will be looked back on as the…

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Santander Asset Management Launches New Hedge Fund: Santander Patrimonio Diversificado.
February 24, 2020

Santander Asset Management announced it has launched a new hedge fund called Santander Patrimonio Diversificado. Its portfolio will invest in fixed income, equities, and absolute return funds. It will also…

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