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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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What’s the Matter With Chinese Private Equity?
September 26, 2019

Chinese private capital dealings slumped dramatically in the first half of the year. A new report from the Emerging Market Private Equity Association reveals startling figures on the state of…

Blackstone Chief Schwarzman: Private Assets Valuations Too High, Bubble-like
September 26, 2019

Stephen Schwarzman, the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of the Blackstone Group said dot.com like conditions prevailed in the startup industry. He said asset valuations had reached bubble-like proportions and that…

GSAM European ETF Ready for Lift Off
September 26, 2019

The GSAM European ETF is a sign that Goldman Sachs expanding its role on the passive investing craze. Here’s the latest news on the ETF launch on Thursday.

Goldman CEO David Solomon: Time for ESG Investing to Go Mainstream
September 26, 2019

Goldman CEO David Solomon said that financial institutions need to push ESG investing into the mainstream. During a talk at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, Solomon encouraged advisers to ramp…

eVestment: August 2019 Redemptions Top $6.5 Billion
September 26, 2019

August 2019 redemptions from hedge fund hit $6.51 billion for global hedge funds, according to eVestment’s newest asset flows report. The additional outflows drove the total withdraws from hedge funds to…

The DailyAlts Playbook – September 26, 2019
September 26, 2019

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Big-Name Institutional Investors Join Hands for Carbon-Neutral Portfolios by 2050
September 26, 2019

Announced at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in progress in New York, the Alliance will address climate change and low-carbon portfolios.

September 26, 2019

Jason Mudrick, manager of Mudrick Capital Management, has been one of the top industry performers in 2019. Now, he’s under pressure due to e-cigarettes.

REIT CBL & Associates Attracts Activist Investor
September 26, 2019

Beleaguered mall REIT CBL & Associates Properties (CBL) has attracted an activist investor. Mall REIT CBL & Associates could face pressure in the board room. Noted distressed debt and restructuring…

EQT Partners Stock Pops 25% in Debut
September 26, 2019

The markets are cheering the IPO of the private equity firm. EQT Partners stock surged more than 25% on the first day of trading in Stockholm. The firm now has…