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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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Broadcast Station M&A Hit $900 Million the Fourth Quarter
January 6, 2020

Broadcast M&A picked up last quarter. According to media research firm Kagan, broadcast station M&A hit $900.0 million in Q4 2019.

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Artificial Intelligence: Do the Risks Outweigh the Recent Hype?
January 6, 2020

Artificial intelligence supremacy has become a hot topic in recent weeks in the medical community. This week, the journal Science Translational Medicine published research on the advancements of AI in…

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Vanguard Joins the Crowd and Eliminates Trading Commissions
January 6, 2020

Vanguard ETF commissions and stock commissions don’t exist anymore. The firm has expanded its commission-free online trading for stocks and options to all Vanguard Brokerage clients.

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The DailyAlts Playbook – January 6, 2020
January 6, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks zero-fee hedge funds, where REITs go from here, our chat with Daniel Rasmussen, and the CFTC manhunt for a crypto manager and his client’s $147…

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Alternative Investments: The Ford Mustang Steve McQueen Drove in Bullitt Could Fetch A Record Price
January 6, 2020

Remember grim-faced, dogged Steve McQueen chasing a couple of goons up and down the streets of San Francisco in that iconic car chase in Bullitt? The car McQueen drove in…

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Green Street Advisors: Data Center REITs Will See More Demand
January 6, 2020

Green Street Advisors analyst David Guarino says that data consumption trends will accelerate in the future. This provides support to his thesis that data center demand will increase. It also…

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The DailyAlts Interview With Daniel Rasmussen of Verdad Advisors
January 5, 2020

Today, we’re chatting with Daniel Rasmussen, a founding partner at Verdad Advisors. Daniel was a member of Forbes 30 under 30 at Forbes. His fund aims to replicate private equity…

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MIG Capital Pushes Groupon for a Board Seat
January 3, 2020

MIG Capital is pushing Groupon to push its CEO Richard Merage on the shopping-deal provider’s board of directors. The activist fund with $1 billion in AUM owns 5% of Groupon…

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Digital Assets: South Korea Backtracks on its Central Bank Digital Currency
January 3, 2020

South Korea may consider a central bank digital currency (CBDC) after all. Contrary to indications it gave in January 2019, the Bank of Korea said on December 1 that “we…

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Digital Assets: Fraudulent, Unregistered Crypto Firm That Stole from Investment Advisors Shut Down
January 3, 2020

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division issued a final order to cease and desist against unregistered firm Mavixbtc Limited. Mavixbtc had fraudulently represented itself as registered with both the…

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