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Digital Assets: Ray Dalio – Cash is trash; BTC is Untouchable; Libra Maybe; Stocks are Good; Gold is Best

Ray Dalio, a long time bitcoin sceptic, again panned the cryptocurrency at Davos. Cash is trash; BTC is Untouchable; Libra Maybe; Stocks are good; Gold is Best, he said.

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Does the Apple Card Like Women Less, or is it ‘black-box’ A.I.? DFS Investigating…
November 11, 2019

New York’s DFS, a financial regulator, will investigate whether the Apple Card differentiated between men and women over credit limits. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has accused the Apple Card of…

Carl Icahn: Gee… Occidental Petroleum is a lot like WeWork
November 11, 2019

Occidental Petroleum took a shot from activist investor Carl Icahn in more ways from one. Icahn slashed his stake in the company and threatened to launch a proxy fight.

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Pulls the Plug on U.S. Prison Firms
November 11, 2019

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) is selling stakes in two American prison companies. ESG expectations and concerns about reputational risk fueled the divestitures.

Review of The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution by Gregory Zuckerman.
November 9, 2019

Renaissance Technologies and its founders have received a worthy biography. The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution is the latest book by Gregory Zuckerman. 

Schwarzman Adds To Skepticism Around The Walgreens Boots LBO
November 8, 2019

Stephen Schwarzman, who runs Blackstone Group, thinks the Walgreens Boots privatization might be just too big. “It’s a huge stretch doing things over $50 billion,” Schwarzman remarked at a New…

Alaska Permanent Fund Beats Benchmark Yet Again
November 8, 2019

The Alaska Permanent Fund filed its report for the first fiscal quarter of 2020. The largest U.S. state sovereign wealth fund reported earning returns of 1.24%. That exceeded its benchmark…

Blackstone Group is Getting into the Dating Game
November 8, 2019

MagicLab, a developer of dating and social networking apps, has a new beau. Private equity giant Blackstone Group is buying a $3 billion stake in the company. MagicLab’s properties include Bumble…

What’s Inside The California State Teachers’ Retirement System Portfolio?
November 8, 2019

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) announced its latest asset allocation shifts this week. The $242 billion dollar scheme is shifting assets away from traditional equities.

Elliott Management Supports Split of Nielsen Holdings
November 8, 2019

Nielsen Holdings has announced plans to split itself into two separate public companies. The plan – backed by Elliott Management – will unlock shareholder value.

OpenGate Capital’s Second Institutional Fund Closes With a Flourish
November 8, 2019

Private equity firm OpenGate Capital’s Second Institutional Fund raised $585 million versus a target of $450 million. The enthusiastic support for OpenGate’s second institutional fund came from 23 investors located…