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Artificial Intelligence: Marty the Robot Hunts for Spills in Supermarket Aisles

Marty the supermarket robot is rather smart. Armed with three high-resolution cameras, computer vision, navigation systems, numerous sensors, and smart AI software, Marty is able to sidestep shoppers and pinpoint spills. Marty is a social robot and the first of its kind to be deployed in a live customer environment in supermarkets.

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Pershing Square Bets on Warren Buffett
August 15, 2019

Bill Ackman’s secret investment we discussed last week was just a big bet on Berkshire Hathaway Pershing Square Capital Management has made a passive investment on Warren Buffett. A new…

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P2P lending platform Mintos Clocks Over €3 Billion in Loans Given
August 15, 2019

Mintos is stepping up the pace on its lending activities with over €1 billion in loans advanced since April of this year The platform provides a large cross-section of loans…

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Softbank Vision Fund Makes its Maiden Investment in an Energy Firm
August 14, 2019

Softbank’s Vision Fund, known for its massive bets on tech companies such as Uber, WeWork and Slack, has invested $110 million in Swiss energy startup Energy Vault. Energy Vault pioneered…

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Argentina’s Stock Rout Hammers Newfoundland Capital Management
August 14, 2019

Newfoundland Capital Management, a Brazilian asset manager, had $300 million in a long-only fund that invested heavily in Argentine stocks The fund’s losses could be substantial given that Argentina’s key…

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New SEC Regulations Will Increase Investor Participation in Alternatives
August 14, 2019

The SEC’s revamp would be a boon for financial advisors who are already seeing increasing demand for investment opportunities in alternatives. According to Lawrence Calcano, CEO of iCapital, the $40…

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Coinbase Loses Barclays Banking Services
August 14, 2019

Barclays reportedly ends its relationship after less than 20 months. Coinbase, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, is looking for a new provider of banking services. Coindesk reported Wednesday that…

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RBC Junior Analyst Bill Tsai Faces Insider Trading Charges
August 12, 2019

The recent NYU grad concealed a trading account from RBC Capital markets. He faces one count of securities fraud that carries a maximum 20-year prison term. Bill Tsai was new…

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Gerardus Vos Leaves Barclays to Run BAML Fintech Team
August 12, 2019

Bank of America Merrill Lynch continues its global expansion Fintech analyst Gerardus Vos is heading to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The U.S. bank has hired Vos to lead head…

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Why Investors are Flocking to Private Markets Despite the Risk
August 12, 2019

There is a gush of inflows into venture capital and other alternative investments as investors crave better returns and lower correlation to a toppy Wall Street Institutional investors have been…

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Limin Wang Becomes Managing Director at Blackstone
August 12, 2019

The former Credit Suisse director joins a deep quantitative team as Blackstone aims to increase its quantitative approach Limin Wang has become Managing Director of the Quantitative Research team at…

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