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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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Green Street Advisors: Data Center REITs Will See More Demand
January 6, 2020

Green Street Advisors analyst David Guarino says that data consumption trends will accelerate in the future. This provides support to his thesis that data center demand will increase. It also…

The DailyAlts Interview With Daniel Rasmussen of Verdad Advisors
January 5, 2020

Today, we’re chatting with Daniel Rasmussen, a founding partner at Verdad Advisors. Daniel was a member of Forbes 30 under 30 at Forbes. His fund aims to replicate private equity…

MIG Capital Pushes Groupon for a Board Seat
January 3, 2020

MIG Capital is pushing Groupon to push its CEO Richard Merage on the shopping-deal provider’s board of directors. The activist fund with $1 billion in AUM owns 5% of Groupon…

Digital Assets: South Korea Backtracks on its Central Bank Digital Currency
January 3, 2020

South Korea may consider a central bank digital currency (CBDC) after all. Contrary to indications it gave in January 2019, the Bank of Korea said on December 1 that “we…

Digital Assets: Fraudulent, Unregistered Crypto Firm That Stole from Investment Advisors Shut Down
January 3, 2020

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division issued a final order to cease and desist against unregistered firm Mavixbtc Limited. Mavixbtc had fraudulently represented itself as registered with both the…

Digital Assets: A Chinese Blockchain ETF May Soon See The Light of Day
January 3, 2020

Shenzen-based fund manager Penghua Fund applied to China’s Securities Regulatory Commission for approval to launch an ETF tracking listed stocks related to blockchain. Penghua applied on December 24 for the…

Alternative Investments: More Finger-pointing in NMC Health’s Spat With Muddy Waters
January 3, 2020

In mid-December, famed activist and short-seller fund Muddy Waters threw the book at Abu-Dhabi based NMC Healthcare. NMC is listed on the London Stock Exchange. Its shares plunged from 2585…

The DailyAlts Playbook – January 3, 2020
January 3, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks about tensions in the Middle East, the fall of hedge fund fees, capitalists without capitalism, and the rise of Boise, Idaho.

Alternative Investments: Willow Oak and Focused Compounding Launch New Private Investment Fund
January 3, 2020

Willow Oak and Focused Compounding will launch a new private investment partnership. They have called it the Focused Compounding Fund. The fund will invest in what Portfolio Managers Geoff Gannon…

Bancorp South Bank Completes Deal for Texas First Bancshares
January 3, 2020

The deal creates a new firm with $21 billion in assets. Bancorp South Bank announced the completion of its acquisition of Texas First Bancshares, the parent company of Texas First…