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Artificial Intelligence: Coronavirus! This AI Startup Warned of the Outbreak on December 31

Toronto-based BlueDot, which uses big data and AI, red-flagged the coronavirus outbreak in December. BlueDot’s AI-driven health monitoring platform analyzes billions of data points. Its process works something like this: It pores over global news reports, airline data, and animal disease outbreaks using natural language processing and machine learning techniques. The outputs from the platform are scanned by epidemiologists who sound the alert if they spot an outbreak.

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Private Equity: Global Infrastructure Partners to Invest $3 Billion in Indonesia
December 16, 2019

According to Indonesia’s Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan, private equity fund Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) could invest up to $ 3 billion in the country. He said…

Digital Assets: solarisBank to Provide Custody Services Through New Subsidiary
December 13, 2019

The new company is one more initiative by solarisBank, the tech company with a banking license, in the digital world. It follows up on solarisBank’s 2018 launch in 2018 of…

Alternative Investments: Private Debt a New Safe Harbour for the Superrich
December 13, 2019

As low or negative rates bite, family offices invest more and more in private debt. Wealthy individuals and family offices are lending money where banks fear to tread. Gone are…

Artificial Intelligence: Why Wall Street Jobs Are Vulnerable to AI
December 13, 2019

A Wells Fargo report said robots would take away 200,000 banking jobs in the next decade. What about trading and advisory jobs on Wall Street? The House Financial Services Committee’s…

Digital Assets: Dutch Bank ING to Provide Safe Custody for Digital Assets
December 13, 2019

ING is working to develop safe custody technology for cryptocurrencies and other digital assets. The $980 billion bank will address a major problem that deters institutions and other high net…

In Focus: The Meteoric Rise of Ken Griffin’s Citadel Securities
December 13, 2019

Kenneth Griffin’s wealth is usually identified with his hedge fund. The flagship Wellington fund is up 16.7% this year through November. According to a Bloomberg story, Griffin made $ 870…

Real Estate: Broadstone Net Lease IPO in 2020 Could Be $600 Million
December 13, 2019

The Broadstone Net Lease IPO in 2020 Could Be $600 Million. It has enlisted Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan for the IPO.

Bank of America: ETF Assets to Go 10X, Hit $50 Trillion in 10 Years
December 13, 2019

ETF assets could hit $50 trillion by 2030, a figure that is more than ten times current levels, according to Bank of America. The bank also said this week that…

The Domino Effect From This Chinese Bond Default
December 12, 2019

Mutual funds bleed after Peking University Founder Group Co.’s bond default. Peking University Founder Group Co.’s bonds crashed by 70% the day after the Founder Group defaulted on a 2…

Another Day, Another Hedge Fund Plans to Return Investor Capital
December 12, 2019

Everett Capital Advisors will return capital to investors, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The hedge fund of Kelly Hampaul had a rather solid run. Founded in 2015, the event-driven…