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Fintech: M&A In the Fintech Space Will Heat Up

One of the clear winners, if there is such a thing of the current economic situation, will be fintech companies. And we can expect to see a wave of fintech M&A as a result. There was already a trend towards digital platforms in the financial services industry. Now it’s just accelerating. Even those who prefer a hands-on face-to-face meeting on financial matters are turning to online platforms. They have to do so. Many banks are only offering drive-through services. This means more complex transactions are moving online. Why Fintech M&A Will Heat Up The shift to increased digital use in financial services will also accelerate the fight between incumbent banks, brokerages, and insurance companies to capture market share in a new digital marketplace. Underfunded startups will struggle. They lack the ability to spend billions of dollars a year like their larger financial counterparts. The smaller firms will also need to find funding sources to survive until economic activity begins to normalize. Fintech companies also have to be very careful about execution risk right now. Consider Robinhood, the online brokerage firm. Their system failed as markets became disrupted by the spread of the coronavirus virus in the United States. The future…

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Artificial Intelligence: The White House Guides on the Regulatory Approach to AI
January 9, 2020

The White House on Tuesday enunciated ten principles to guide federal agencies in the development of laws and regulations addressing artificial intelligence (AI), reported The Hill. The Memorandum issued by…

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The DailyAlts Playbook – More Fund Returns, Insider Trading Codes, AI Stock Picking and Black Swans – January 9, 2020
January 9, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks the largest debt swell since the 70s, Black Swan babble, more hedge fund returns, insider trading codes, and AI’s shift into stock-picking.

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Alternative Investments: Citigroup Will Try to Mainstream “Hedge Fund Like” Investments
January 9, 2020

Citigroup wants to bring hedge-fund-like credit investments to accredited investors. The firm is teaming up with online platform YieldStreet to bring $2 billion in assets to mass affluent investors, according…

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Private Equity: Platinum Equity Partners Raises $10 Billion for Fifth Flagship Fund
January 9, 2020

Platinum Equity Partners has joined an exclusive group of alternative investment firms. The private equity shop has raised $10 billion for its latest fund. The firm had raised $7 billion…

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NAREIT 2020 Outlook: The Future Looks Favorable for Real Estate
January 8, 2020

The NAREIT 2020 Outlook emerged this week. Calvin Schnure, Senior Vice President, Research & Economic Analysis at the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) released his annual outlook. Let’s…

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JPMorgan: Beware the “Progressive Overhaul” of the Economy
January 8, 2020

JPMorgan manages $2.2 trillion for wealthy clients across the country. Its institutional alternative investment arm (JPMAAM) continues to grow and specialize for high-net-worth individuals. So, it’s always intriguing to hear…

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Private Equity: Final Close of Platinum Equity Capital Partners V at $10 Billion
January 8, 2020

Platinum Equity, the private equity firm founded in 1995 by billionaire Tom Gores, announced Tuesday the close of its fifth global buyout fund with commitments totaling $10 billion. The interest…

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Digital Assets: The Insight Partners-Armis Deal Will Mint Millionaires by the Dozen
January 8, 2020

Venture Capital and private equity firm Insight Partners said Monday that it would acquire Israeli cybersecurity startup Armis at a valuation of $1.1 billion, said The Jerusalem Post. Though Insight…

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Liquid Alternatives: Europe’s First and Only Medical Cannabis UCITS ETF To Launch Next Week
January 8, 2020

Europe’s First and Only Medical Cannabis UCITS ETF To Launch Next Week. It will also be the first European ETF from Purpose Investments, the Toronto-based asset manager and ETF issuer….

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Alternative Investments: Tesla’s China Strategy Drawn From Ancient Chinese War Treatise, Says Paul Holland
January 8, 2020

Elon Musk’s bold bet to make electric vehicles in China out of Tesla’s Gigagactory 3 may be a classic military strategy according to venture capitalist Paul Holland. And it draws…

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