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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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RegTech Revenues Climb in Step with Startup Activity, Says CCAF Benchmarking Report
September 12, 2019

RegTech revenues in 2018 top $5 billion following a sharp pickup in startup activity The above statistic is a finding of the “Global RegTech Benchmarking Report,” published by The Cambridge…

Hedge fund Autonomy Capital Drops $1 Billion on Argentinian Wagers
September 12, 2019

Autonomy Capital lost that much in one month following political turmoil in Argentina Last month we reported on the losses suffered by Brazilian hedge fund Newfoundland Capital Management in Argentinian…

ECB announces massive stimulus; Trump cries foul
September 12, 2019

The European Central Bank launched a new bond buying package and cut deposit rates to stimulate the Eurozone economy The central bank said it will purchase assets worth € 20…

AT&T Gets Heat from Billionaire Activist
September 12, 2019

Hedge Fund Elliott Management writes to ATT on how to “realize a historic increase in value” for its shareholders Billionaire Paul Singer owns Elliott Management. It revealed in its letter…

Mizuho Americas Hires Bob Wright to Key Sales and Trading Role
September 11, 2019

The new hire will operate out of New York office Mizuho Americas has hired Bob Wright as its head of execution services sales and trading in the United States. According…

Now trade the world’s 1st tokenized hedge fund – 24/7
September 9, 2019

Protos, the world’s first tokenized hedge fund, opened to public investors this month Crypto investors can now trade the Protos hedge fund tokens on the OpenFinance Network (OFN). OFN is…

‘The One,’ an 85-story Toronto skyscraper, funded by Korean institutions
September 9, 2019

outh Korean institutions lend C$560 million ($423 million) to IGIS Asset Management IGIS will onward lend the funds to Mizrahi Developments, which is developing the skyscraper in Toronto, Canada. Dubbed…

The DailyAlts Weekend Reading List – September 7, 2019
September 7, 2019

Each week, DailyAlts Weekend Reading list recaps our favorite outside stories on the markets this week. FDIC Quarterly Banking Profile Day Trading Failure Is Now the Time to Buy Greece?…

Vista Equity Partners Raises Largest Tech-Focused PE Fund in History.
September 6, 2019

Tech funds still generate massive demand from investors Vista Equity Partners has raised the largest technology-focused PE fund in history. The shop raised $16 billion in outside capital for its…

UBS Taps Simona Maellare and Matt Eiler to Co-Chair Alts Capital Group
September 6, 2019

UBS Promotes Simona Maellare, Goldman Makes a Surprise Senior Trading Hire, Partners Capital Appoints Advisor Simona Maellare will co-head the alternative capital group of UBS, according to a report Friday….