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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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Default Contagion Out of Emerging Markets Could Take Down This ETF
November 8, 2019

The iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB) has had a dream run so far, but it may be time to cash in. An article by Harrison Schwartz…

BofAML: Assets at European ESG Equity Funds Could Rise by €1 Trillion
November 8, 2019

Regulatory compulsions and structural trends will boost assets under management at ESG equity funds in Europe, say BofAML analysts. In their study titled “ESG Matters – Europe: Great for the…

Another Day, Another Massive Private Equity Buyout Fund
November 8, 2019

A KKR Asian Buyout Fund is now the talk of the alternative investment markets. KKR wants to raise a $15 billion buyout fund with a focus on Asian companies. The…

Praesidium Investment Management Pushes for Sale of Instructure
November 7, 2019

Praesidium Investment Management is the latest firm to push for a sale of education software firm Instructure. The activist hedge fund has reportedly found “dozens” of private equity or other…

This is How Much China’s Mutual Fund Industry Could Grow
November 7, 2019

The Chinese mutual fund market could jump 10-fold over the next decade. This prediction comes from Hua An Fund Management portfolio manager David Hu. The manager said that index-tracking mutual…

U.S. Private Equity Fundraising Hits New Record
November 7, 2019

A new report shows that 2019 broke the record for private equity fundraising A new Pitchbook report says that private equity firms have raised record capital for a year. By…

Greystar Real Estate Partners Raises $2 Billion for GEP X
November 7, 2019

Greystar Real Estate Partners raised $2 billion for a new U.S. multifamily fund. Further, the new fund will target multifamily investments in the U.S. markets.

Banking Giant Banco Santander Snaps Up Control of Fintech Ebury To Focus on the Small Guys
November 7, 2019

Traditional bank Santander paid £350 million for 50.1% of payments fintech Ebury. Banco Santander’s focus on small businesses as new clientele led it to buy a controlling interest in Ebury….

Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman Expects Trade Resolution
November 7, 2019

Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman believes that the U.S. and China will reach an agreement on trade. The private equity chief said he expects “good faith” at the start of…

Artificial Intelligence Bias: On Trust, Complexity, and Diversity
November 7, 2019

Just as in computers “Garbage In = Garbage Out,” so also in Machine Learning: “Bias In = Bias Out.” The Microsoft Twitter chatbot Tay had to be hastily withdrawn after…