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Each day, DailyAlts tracks major developments across the alternative investment world. Our content is procured from primary contacts in the industry and secondary sources across the web. Our goal is to give readers the most up-to-date news and engaging experience to open new doors and areas of knowledge. Our stories cover nine separate verticals of the alternative investment industry.

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Venture Capital: The U.S. IPO Drought May be About to End

As this is being written, the Dow is up nearly 600 points and the S&P 500 is above the psychological 3,000 mark. The markets are up as investors cheer the reopening of the economy and look forward to a vaccine that could mark an end to the suffering from the virus. Favorable and positive sentiments in the capital markets augur well for new capital issues, of which there are quite a few in the pipeline. These had been put on a forced hold amidst the market plunge and lockdowns from the coronavirus outbreak.

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Bitwise Unfazed by SEC Rejection; Intends to re-file soonest
October 10, 2019

The SEC rejected the Bitcoin ETF proposed by Bitwise Asset Management and NYSE Arca. But Bitwise welcomed the detailed feedback and additional clarity. Though the SEC rejected the Bitwise ETF,…

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Senators strong-arm Visa, Mastercard, and Stripe on Libra: “…expect a high level of scrutiny.”
October 10, 2019

Facebook’s Libra stablecoin project received another jolt when US Senators wrote an “or…else” letter to certain Libra Association members. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) wrote to the…

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Refinitiv: Sovereign Wealth Funds Put $24.6 Billion into Q3 M&A Deals
October 10, 2019

Sovereign wealth funds injected $24.6 billion into deals during the third quarter, according to a report at Reuters. Citing data from Refinitiv, the author counted 49 deals. That figure is…

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Pepsi Issues Its First ‘Green Bonds;’ These Align With UN Sustainable Development Goals
October 10, 2019

Pepsi issued $1 billion in senior notes due 2049, at a coupon of 2.875%, payable semiannually. This new debt offering is the first of Pepsi’s green bonds. Pepsi will use…

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PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor: VC Investing Declined in Third Quarter
October 10, 2019

PitchBook-NVCA Venture Monitor released its examination of venture capital flows for the third quarter of 2019. The report says that American VC shops invested $28.2 billion in 2,265 transactions during…

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SEC Rejects Bitcoin ETF Proposal from Bitwise
October 10, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected Bitwise Asset Management’s efforts to launch a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The agency said that Bitwise’s proposal failed to meet legal requirements tied…

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Stanford University Endowment Fund Reports 6.5% Gain
October 9, 2019

The fund outperformed the median results of peers The Stanford University Endowment Fund released its investment results last week. For the 12 months ending June 30, 2019, Stanford Management Company…

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Are Mutual Fund Managers Signaling A Selloff?
October 9, 2019

The Investment Company Institute released weekly data on mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) on Wednesday. The data suggest that fund managers are very concerned about the U.S. economy,…

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Nuveen Real Estate Buys 100 New Properties in 12 Markets
October 9, 2019

Nuveen Real Estate is one of the largest real estate investment firms in the world, and they keep getting bigger. As part of their continued expansion, they are moving aggressively…

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How AI, Drones, U-Cal and Salesforce Watch Out for Sharks
October 9, 2019

Great whites are rising in number. So are their encounters with humans. It’s, therefore, a challenge to devise early warning systems for our beaches. But a solution for spotting sharks…

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