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Hedge Funds: Four Portfolio Managers Leave Citadel

Volatility has shaken the markets. The Dow had its worst quarter in history. The U.S. economy could see GDP fall by 30% this quarter. And four portfolio managers at Citadel won’t be around to see what happens next.  Bloomberg reported that the hedge fund fired four portfolio managers last week. Chris Conner, Tio Charbaghi, Steve Bergman, and Chip Fortson are out, according to the report. The four all worked in Citadel’s Global Equities group. The timing coincided with the hiring of Justin Lubell, a Point72 alum, to take over that group.

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Private Equity: BGH Capital Makes Better Offer For Village Roadshow
January 24, 2020

Private equity firm BGH Capital has thrown its hat into the ring to acquire Village Roadshow. On Friday, BGH made an unsolicited counter-offer of $4 per share for Village. A…

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Digital Assets: Square Granted US Patent For New Currency Exchange Network Including Cryptos
January 24, 2020

Payments processor Square won the US patent number 10,540,639 titled “cryptocurrency payment network” for a new network that could seamlessly process crypto-to-fiat transactions and the reverse. The transactions would occur…

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Hedge Funds: With a 120% Gain, Bill Miller’s Value Partners 1 Fund Absolutely Crushed It in 2019
January 24, 2020

With a 120% Gain, Bill Miller’s Value Partners 1 Fund Absolutely Crushed It in 2019. Best of all, legendary investor Bill Miller scored that humongous return doing absolutely nothing in…

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The DailyAlts Playbook – Davos Virtues, Goldman’s IPO policies, and John Stumpf’s Limitations.
January 24, 2020

This morning, the Dow Jones was pushing higher despite ongoing concerns about China’s coronavirus outbreak. Today is also the conclusion of the World Economic Forum, an event swarming with anti-capitalist…

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FinTech ETF Hits 52-Week High
January 24, 2020

The Global X FinTech Thematic ETF (FINX) has rallied more than 32% over the last 12 months. Shares have climbed from a 52-week low of $24.49 per share to $32.40…

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Hedge Fund: Elliott Management Ditches Stake in Hyundai Motors
January 23, 2020

Hyundai Motor Group has shaken off activist hedge fund Elliott Management. According to South Korean media, Elliott Management ditched its stake in the auto giant at the end of 2019….

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Private Equity: CITIC Capital Targets Huge Stake in McDonald’s Business in China
January 23, 2020

CITIC Capital, the Chinese private equity firm, is bidding for a 22% stake in the Chinese and Hong Kong businesses of McDonald’s Corp. The firm is looking to put some…

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Venture Capital: Three VC Exits To Look Out For In 2020
January 23, 2020

Will 2020 shake off the IPO blues induced by 2019’s triumvirate of Uber-Lyft-WeWork? Despite the occasional snafu, the IPO market is doing quite well, judging from the Renaissance IPO ETF,…

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ESG: MSCI Chief Fernandez Warns ESG is a “Permanent Change in the Way Capitalism Works”
January 23, 2020

“We’re sounding the alarm bells, “ said MSCI chairman and CEO Henry Fernandez on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street. If you are an investment institution and you’re not embracing this…

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Private Equity: Chicago-based Private Equity Fund Wynnchurh Closes Fifth Tranche at $2.3 Billion
January 23, 2020

Chicago-based Private Equity Fund Wynnchurh Closes Fifth Tranche at $2.3 Billion. The fund was launched in September with a target of $1.6 billion, and received a solid oversubscription. It specializes…

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