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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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SEC Charges Michael Hild for Fraud
August 30, 2019

Charges spawn from a complex bond pricing scheme Michael Hild, founder and CEO of Live Well Financial, faces charges for running a $140 million bond scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s Office…

ThoughtSpot, an AI-powered, Data Analytics Startup, Raises $248 Million
August 29, 2019

The latest funding round takes Thoughtspot’s valuation to $1.95 billion and total funding to $554 million Thoughtspot, which was founded in 2012 by Indian-origin tech entrepreneurs, is a US-based data…

Alto Receives Seed Funding from Family Office
August 29, 2019

Alto wrapped up a $5.4 million seed fund round led by led by Jefferson River Capital, the family office of Tony James, Executive Vice Chairman of Blackstone Also participating in…

Shanghai: 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference
August 29, 2019

The Shanghai expo on artificial intelligence commenced Thursday with plenty on the cards: A debate between Jack Ma and Elon Musk, deal-making and networking The highlights of the conference so…

Hedge Fund Starboard Value Gets Papa John’s a New CEO
August 27, 2019

Rob Lynch, the Arby’s executive behind the “We have the meats” campaign is the new CEO of Papa John’s International. Hedge fund Starboard Value invested $250 million earlier this year…

M&A Deal News – August 27, 2019
August 27, 2019

GTCR boosts its AUM, Apollo Considers an Energy Deal, and WeWork buys a rival before its IPO M&A Deal News – August 27, 2019: M&A deal news from around the…

Preqin Survey: Alternatives investors wary of ‘toppy’ markets
August 27, 2019

According to the Preqin Investor Update on Alternative Assets H2 2019, a rising number of investors believe that equity markets are at a top and likely to correct Preqin, the…

Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund Exits Stake in Facebook.
August 27, 2019

The Founders Fund, which backed Facebook from its earliest days, has exited its stake in the social media company. The decision was part of a broader plan from the venture…

World’s Largest Asset Manager: CEOs Should Not Serve on Other Boards
August 27, 2019

BlackRock voted against 94 CEOs who wanted to serve on more than one board outside their company The world’s largest asset manager is taking aim at chief executives who sit…

The 30-Year Bond Yield Falls Below the S&P 500 Dividend Yield
August 27, 2019

The last time that happened was at the depths of the financial crisis in 2008-2009 Treasury bond yields are plunging because investors are bidding up bond prices in a rush…