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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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AC Milan Back on the Block: Elliott Management
September 30, 2019

AC Milan, the Italian football giant, is back on the sales block. According to multiple reports, hedge fund Elliott Management may sell the club to French billionaire Bernard Arnault by…

Ant Financial to Develop Blockchain Based Agro-Monitoring Product With Bayer
September 30, 2019

Ant Financial and Bayer Crop have signed an LOI to develop a blockchain-powered platform to monitor agricultural production jointly. The new system will boost efficiencies in agricultural production. It will…

Interactive Investor Releases Ethical Buy List
September 30, 2019

The Ethical Buy List has arrived amongst a flurry of new ESG products sweeping the market.

Invesco Report: Sovereign Funds Adopting ESG Standards Quickly
September 30, 2019

Sovereign investors are ramping up their environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments. A new study by Invesco shows that two-thirds of sovereign funds are considering these socially conscious investments.

Artificial Intelligence May Provide Advance Warning of a Heart Attack
September 30, 2019

Artificial intelligence to detect heart attacks may soon be a reality, according to research at the University of Oxford.

More Americans Know at Least One Cryptocurrency
September 30, 2019

A new YouGov survey suggests that more Americans than ever are learning about cryptocurrencies. The survey shows that 81% of Americans have heard of at least one cryptocurrency.

U.N.’s Interim Report on Harnessing Digitalization in Financing of Sustainable Development Goals
September 30, 2019

On November 29, 2018, the Secretary-General constituted a 17-member task force on Digital Financing of Sustainable Development Goals.

CI Liquid Alternatives Get Warm Reception from Investors and Advisors
September 30, 2019

In the space of a mere ten months, assets at CI Investments’ liquid alternative funds have exceeded $1 billion. Strategies that were earlier the domain of sophisticated hedge funds are…

Green’s Push Canadian Robot Tax to Combat AI
September 30, 2019

A Canadian robot tax could be the first of its kind. The Green Party of Canada has pitched a robot tax to address the growing threat of technologies like artificial…

D. E. Shaw Targets Emerson Electric
September 30, 2019

Emerson Electric, the industrial conglomerate and Fortune 500 company, is in the cross-hairs of hedge fund D.E. Shaw.