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Hedge Funds: Four Portfolio Managers Leave Citadel

Volatility has shaken the markets. The Dow had its worst quarter in history. The U.S. economy could see GDP fall by 30% this quarter. And four portfolio managers at Citadel won’t be around to see what happens next.  Bloomberg reported that the hedge fund fired four portfolio managers last week. Chris Conner, Tio Charbaghi, Steve Bergman, and Chip Fortson are out, according to the report. The four all worked in Citadel’s Global Equities group. The timing coincided with the hiring of Justin Lubell, a Point72 alum, to take over that group.

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FinTech: QCash Signs Up Tropical Financial Credit Union For Small Loans
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QCash Financial, the US fintech and digital loan marketplace gained a major new client in Tropical Financial Credit Union (TFCU). TFCU has $700 million in assets and 65,000 members. QCash…
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The DailyAlts Playbook: Buffett’s Crypto Snub, Why the Selling Stopped, Who’s Shorting Airlines, and the Odds of Another Rate Cut.
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Santander Asset Management Launches New Hedge Fund: Santander Patrimonio Diversificado.
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FinTech: JPMorgan Plans Foray Into UK Digital Banking
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Digital Assets: Easy Come, Easy Go; Drug Dealer Loses Keys to $56M Crypto Fortune
February 24, 2020

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DailyAlts Playbook – Why You Shouldn’t Hide Important Financial Documents in Your Fishing Gear.
February 24, 2020

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