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Artificial Intelligence: Global Agency to Use AI to Nab Doping Athletes

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has initiated four projects across Canada and Germany to identify doping athletes through the use of artificial intelligence. The agency understands the ethical questions surrounding the use of AI, and will, therefore, use it only as a flag to identify the need for testing.

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Managed Futures Funds: These Mega Bulls Could Trigger the Next Big Sell-Off
August 7, 2019

Here’s a toxic mix of factors that could trigger a self-sustaining downturn in already top-heavy markets. Trade war machinations, a bull run in stocks that is long in the tooth…

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Fintech 2020: Reflections from Fortune’s Brainstorm Finance conference
August 7, 2019

A summary of the fintech soundbites from the event on the foggy shores of Montauk Key trends: Facebook’s Libra, bank fortunes, Amazon, and millennials’ wallets.

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Blackstone Buys Stake in BC Partners
August 7, 2019

Raymond Svider’s shop gets a boost of confidence. The Blackstone – BC Partners deal is official. Following a big run up, the U.S. private equity giant plans to invest $560…

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Barclays Predicts Big Gains Ahead for Private Equity Stocks
August 7, 2019

Alternative asset demand, corporate conversions, and even a recession are positive catalysts for PE shops Barclays is bullish for private equity stocks heading into the backend of 2019. Barclays analyst…

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IBM Unveils “Trust Your Provider” Blockchain Project
August 7, 2019

The new project aims to reduce time-consuming manual processes The new IBM blockchain project “Trust Your Supplier” (TYS) debuted this week. In a press release, IBM said TYS is “designed…

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Ray Dalio: Bet Both Sides of the Sino-U.S. Trade War
August 7, 2019

The Bridgewater founder told investors in an interview to bet on “both horses in the race” as global tensions heighten. Ray Dalio, the outspoken founder of Bridgewater Associates, told investors…

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Bill Ackman Ditches Stakes in United Technologies, ADP
August 7, 2019

Activist manager Bill Ackman walks away from two positions. Pershing Square Capital Management chief Bill Ackman is out of United Technologies (NYSE: UTX). The outspoken activist manager chose to drop…

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Barings Taps Hedge Fund Manager to Lead Institutional Division
August 6, 2019

Stewart Russell makes the jump from Moore Capital management. Barings, an asset manager owned by MassMutual, announced it has hired hedge fund manager Stewart Russell to the role of Head of…

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Alleged Hedge Fund Fraud Links Lewitt, Biden’s Brother
August 6, 2019

Two healthcare companies are suing a hedge fund manager and James Biden Accusations of hedge fund fraud are back in the headlines. A hedge fund manager and the brother of…

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CipherTrace Cryptocurrency AML Report: $4.26 billion siphoned during the first half of 2019
August 1, 2019

Its a big, evil world out there in cryptoverse. Scams and hacks abound, and the amounts are getting bigger The CipherTrace Cryptocurrency AML Report for Q2 2019 makes for some…

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