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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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Artificial Intelligence: Coronavirus! This AI Startup Warned of the Outbreak on December 31

Toronto-based BlueDot, which uses big data and AI, red-flagged the coronavirus outbreak in December. BlueDot’s AI-driven health monitoring platform analyzes billions of data points. Its process works something like this: It pores over global news reports, airline data, and animal disease outbreaks using natural language processing and machine learning techniques. The outputs from the platform are scanned by epidemiologists who sound the alert if they spot an outbreak.

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Real Estate: M&G Continues Suspension of Its Real Estate Fund
January 6, 2020

M&G – the British insurer and asset manager – plans to continue the suspension of its 2.5 billion-pound property funds. The company made the announcement after it sold 70.4 million…

Pershing Square Capital Finishes 2019 Up 58.1%
January 6, 2020

Pershing Square 2019 performance came in at 58.1%. The huge windfall comes after four straight years of losses. That return was also double the return of the S&P 500. In…

Byron Wien And Joe Zidle Release Their Ten Surprises for 2020
January 6, 2020

Byron Wien, Vice Chairman of Blackstone Group, and Joe Zidle, Chief Investment Strategist in the Private Wealth Solutions group, released a list of “Ten Surprises for 2020.”

Hedge Fund Marshall Wace is Shorting Denmark’s Largest Lender
January 6, 2020

Marshall Wace has taken a short position against Danske Bank. The Danish FSA said that the firm has a short position that reaches the threshold of 0.5% of issued shares. 

Tim Melvin: Expectations for REITs in 2020
January 6, 2020

NAREIT – the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts — explored REITs’ strong 2019 performance and linked the sector’s success to a bounceback from 2018’s lackluster performance.  Last week’s…

Broadcast Station M&A Hit $900 Million the Fourth Quarter
January 6, 2020

Broadcast M&A picked up last quarter. According to media research firm Kagan, broadcast station M&A hit $900.0 million in Q4 2019.

Artificial Intelligence: Do the Risks Outweigh the Recent Hype?
January 6, 2020

Artificial intelligence supremacy has become a hot topic in recent weeks in the medical community. This week, the journal Science Translational Medicine published research on the advancements of AI in…

Vanguard Joins the Crowd and Eliminates Trading Commissions
January 6, 2020

Vanguard ETF commissions and stock commissions don’t exist anymore. The firm has expanded its commission-free online trading for stocks and options to all Vanguard Brokerage clients.

The DailyAlts Playbook – January 6, 2020
January 6, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks zero-fee hedge funds, where REITs go from here, our chat with Daniel Rasmussen, and the CFTC manhunt for a crypto manager and his client’s $147…

Alternative Investments: The Ford Mustang Steve McQueen Drove in Bullitt Could Fetch A Record Price
January 6, 2020

Remember grim-faced, dogged Steve McQueen chasing a couple of goons up and down the streets of San Francisco in that iconic car chase in Bullitt? The car McQueen drove in…