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Activist Carl Icahn Is Shorting Mall Owners – Should You?

Occidental Petroleum and Carl Icahn

Activist Carl Icahn has taken another big bet against a sector. This time, the hedge fund manager is targeting mall operators. Icahn could earn $400 million or more if mall operators start to face debt problems. According to the Wall Street Journal and its sources, Icahn likely holds the largest short position against these companies. 

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RBC Global Asset Management has launched the RBC BlueBay Global Bond Fund
October 1, 2019

RBC Global Asset Management has launched the RBC BlueBay Global Bond Fund. The company calls it “a globally diversified fixed-income fund designed as a core portfolio holding for U.S. investors.”

Vermont’s Green Mountain Power Divests from Fossil Fuels
October 1, 2019

Green Mountain Power announced that its pension fund will completely divest from fossil fuel companies. Last week, the company’s leadership finalized the reallocation of roughly $13.5 million of its $180…

The DailyAlts PlayBook – October 1, 2019
October 1, 2019

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks Trump’s approval rating, Tom Barrack’s dealmaking, and why the Pope is worried about robots.

Revolut Taps Visa to Expand Its Global Market Reach
October 1, 2019

European fintech giant Revolut has announced a deal with Visa to expand its global reach. In a statement, the firm said it will leverage Visa’s brand, scale, and global acceptance footprint…

Colony Capital Sells NorthStar Reality Europe
October 1, 2019

Colony Capital had a busy week. Not long after the firm announced the sale of Colony Industrial to Blackstone Group, the firm followed up on another deal.

The New Crypto Rating Council Will Assess Digital Assets
October 1, 2019

The Crypto Rating Council, launched by big crypto exchanges, will assess digital assets to ascertain if they qualify as securities.

Brookfield Asset Management Buys 61.2% of Oaktree Capital Management
October 1, 2019

Brookfield Asset Management has acquired 61.2% of Oaktree Capital Group. According to terms of the deal, Brookfield acquired all of the outstanding Oaktree class A units. It also acquired approximately…

Blackstone Group Buys Colony Industrial for $5.9 Billion
September 30, 2019

Colony Industrial, the massive warehouse division of Colony Capital, now has a new owner. According to reports, Blackstone Group has purchased the warehouse group for $5.9 billion.

Dennis White Takes Over Massive Chicago Pension Fund (and More People on the Move)
September 30, 2019

The Chicago Municipal Employees’ Annuity & Benefit Fund has appointed Dennis White as the new executive director of the $3.8 billion fund. White will replace Jim Mohler, who recently left the fund…

Fundbox Raises Another $176 million in Funding
September 30, 2019

Fundbox, a small-business lending fintech company, raised another $176 million in funding. New investors Allianz SE and General Catalyst.