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Howard Marks: The Negative Interest Rates Memo

Howard Marks has released his latest memo. In the lengthy memo marked “Re: Mysterious,” he talks about the impact of negative interest rates. More importantly, he talks about how little anyone knows about a world where the U.S. has negative interest rates.

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Big Reveal by Dallas Fed President: Fed “Actively Looking at and Debating” a Digital Currency
October 17, 2019

In a significant disclosure, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Rob Kaplan said the Fed is “actively looking at and debating” issuance of a US digital currency. The Fed could…

The DailyAlts Playbook – October 17, 2019
October 17, 2019

THE DAILYALTS PLAYBOOK October 17, 2019 Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks about a Brexit Deal, Questions about ESG and China, Elizabeth Warren’s unsurprising announcement on finances, and just how rich…

Abu Dhabi Launches First-of-Its-Kind University of Artificial Intelligence
October 17, 2019

The Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, the world’s first dedicated AI University, was launched Wednesday in Masdar City. The Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence is an…

Ex-CFTC Heads Warn of Digital Challengers; Propose A Blockchain Dollar
October 17, 2019

Could a new-fangled digital currency move the US dollar’s cheese? “Complacency in the face of this threat risks lasting damage to the U.S. economy,” warn the former CFTC officials. In…

New KKR Leadership in Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific
October 16, 2019

KKR leadership changes occurred this week. The private equity giant promoted six people (in three pairs) to lead the firm’s private equity businesses in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

London Stock Exchange Group Hires Tadashi Tago – (And Other People on the Move)
October 16, 2019

London Stock Exchange Group picks Bloomberg Leader for New Role in Japan The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) hired Tadashi Tago to the role of information services in Japan. Tago…

Saudi Arabian Venture Shop Aims for a Second $500 Million Fund
October 16, 2019

A Saudi Arabian venture capital firm is looking to raise money for a second $500 million fund. STV, which backed Careem Networks, is exploring options for its second fund.  

A “Shocking” End to Neil Woodford’s Flagship Fund
October 16, 2019

Neil Woodford is out as manager of the fund he founded. And now, the fund will shut down. Fund administrators closed the fund and said it was not in the…

Liquid Alternatives: The Waypoint All Weather Liquid Alternative Mutual Fund
October 16, 2019

Toronto-based Waypoint Investment Partners launch their first liquid alternative mutual fund. The Waypoint All Weather Alternative Fund is a defensively-oriented mutual fund. It combines a portfolio of capital distributors and…

Bitcoin ETFs and SEC: ‘Last Man Standing’ Wilshire Phoenix Amends Bitcoin Filing
October 16, 2019

The Wilshire Phoenix Bitcoin ETF has amended its Bitcoin ETF Filing with the SEC. The SEC has invited public comments on the bitcoin exchange-traded fund proposal filed by Wilshire Phoenix…