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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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Ray Dalio Thinks the World Has Gone Mad
November 6, 2019

Bridgewater Associates chief Ray Dalio issued a lengthy warning to the global markets. In a LinkedIn post date November 5, Dalio said that the “World has gone mad and the…

UK Regulator: Fire Fund Managers Who Ignore Climate Change
November 6, 2019

Guy Opperman says we have settled science. Guy Opperman had some tough words for money managers who “ignore” climate change. The U.K. minister for pensions and financial inclusion said pension…

Will Walgreens Shatter the Private Equity LBO Record?
November 6, 2019

KKR and other PE Firms are Eyeing the Pharmacy Benefits Giant Walgreen Boots Alliance is talking to private equity firms about going private. CNBC reports that KKR is one of…

Masayoshi Son “Humbled” After $8.9 Billion Loss for Vision Fund
November 6, 2019

Masayoshi Son is reportedly “humbled” after SoftBank reported its first quarterly loss in over a decade. The CEO took hits from all directions after the fund reported an $8.9 billion…

AstraZeneca Launches $1 Billion Fund with CICC (with an AI Twist)
November 6, 2019

AstraZeneca, the British pharma giant, will launch a $1 billion fund with China International Capital Corporation (CICC).

NBER: Beware Bond Mutual Funds and Their Reported Holdings
November 5, 2019

The National Bureau of Economic Research issued a stark warning about bond mutual funds and risk. In a new report, NBER says that at least 30% of bond mutual funds…

Inmarsat Rejects Oaktree’s Push to Delay Court Hearing
November 5, 2019

Oaktree Capital had requested a delay to a takeover court hearing around the takeover of Inmarsat. The British satellite company, however, rejected the delay for the November 12 meeting. Oaktree…

HCM Capital to Launch Second, Larger Venture Fund
November 5, 2019

HCM Capital is reportedly exploring a new fund to invest in early tech startups. HCM Capital receives funding and support from Foxconn Technology Group. A report in Reuters notes that…

An Ares Management Earnings Recap
November 5, 2019

Ares Management shows strong revenue gains. Ares Management earnings arrived last week. Revenue grew by 94% to $466.5 million year-over-year while the reported earnings of $.23 a share represented a…

CEM Benchmarking: How REITs Match Up Against Other Investments
November 5, 2019

In October, CEM Benchmarketing compiled a study for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). The study is called “Asset Allocation and Fund Performance of Defined Benefit Pension…