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Canadian Listed ETF Assets Race Past the $200B Mark

Canadian ETFs have put on a powerhouse performance this year, crossing the $200 billion mark by end November.

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Now, Student Loan Refinance, in Minutes, on the Blockchain
October 28, 2019

Mike Cagney founded Figure Technologies uses the blockchain to process transactions on its lending platform. The use of the blockchain allows Figure to function paperless, and that helps to speed…

AECOM-Canyon Partners Raise $500 Million for Flagship Fund
October 28, 2019

AECOM-Canyon Partners has closed a $500 million fund. The fund is a joint venture between the AECOM and California-based hedge fund Canyon Partners.

ESG ETF Inflows Increase in September
October 28, 2019

ETFGI, a global research firm, says the uptick in ESG assets continues to accelerate due to booming investor interest. Global environmental, social and governance assets in ETFs and ETPs have…

SoftBank Group Pumps $655 Million into Greensill Capital
October 28, 2019

Greensill Capital has received a large capital injections from SoftBank Group’s Vision Fund. The tech-focused investment fund gave the eight-year-old financing firm an additional $655 million. Greensill plans to use…

Melvin: Recapping the Blackstone Earnings Report
October 27, 2019

The Blackstone earnings report is always an important quarterly event. Over my years in the investment business, I have learned to watch what people are doing with their money instead…

Bitcoin Goes Vertical After Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Pro-Blockchain Remarks
October 26, 2019

Bitcoin rallied 16% after Chinese President Xi Jinping called for his country to “seize the opportunity” afforded by blockchain. Speaking at a Politburo Committee session on blockchain technology trends Thursday,…

The Cost of Fisher’s Foot-in-Mouth: $2.6 Billion
October 25, 2019

Investors in Fisher Investments are heading for the exits after Ken Fisher’s lewd comments at a conference earlier this month. The Employees Retirement System of Texas became the latest in…

Square Launches Share Investments on its Cash App (Even as little as $1)
October 25, 2019

Square’s Cash App, aimed at the young and the hip, will allow investing in share fractions. The Square Cash App is a mobile payments app that allows people to transfer…

Dan Loeb’s Third Point Holds a $700 Million Stake in EssilorLuxottica
October 24, 2019

Third Point, the New York-based activist hedge fund run by Dan Loeb, has built up a $700 million stake in Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica. It revealed this in its third-quarter investor…

PwC Fintech Report Reveals Differences Between FS and TMT Firms
October 24, 2019

PwC has a new report titled: “Crossing the lines: How fintech is propelling FS and TMT firms out of their lanes.”