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Steve Cohen Looks to Boost Stake As MLB Team Owner

As uber-rich private equity and hedge fund billionaires are homing in on sports franchises, Steve Cohen is negotiating to up his current 8% stake in the Mets to 80%. Cohen paid $20 million for that stake in 2012.

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30-Year Treasury Bond Slumps Under 2% for First Time
August 16, 2019

Markets fear a global recession. The old reliable 30-year bond just hit an all-time low. The 30-year treasury bond just hit an all-time low. While the Dow slumped 800 points…

That iconic Mustang from Bullitt may set a new muscle car record at 2020 auction
August 15, 2019

Mecum’s 2020 Kissimmee auction in January will notably feature the 1968 Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in the movie Bullitt. This would be the first time the renowned car…

Harry Markopolos: GE Operating $38B Accounting Scam
August 15, 2019

Markopolos working with an unnamed hedge fund that is shorting GE Harry Markopolos is an accounting expert reputed for exposing Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. On Thursday, Markopolos released a 170-page…

Cambridge Taps Tilly Franklin as New Endowment CIO
August 15, 2019

Franklin replaces Nick Cavalla, who left in 2018 for Talisman Global Asset Management. Tilly Franklin is the new CIO of the University of Cambridge’s £3.2 billion endowment fund. The role…

Softbank-Backed Brazilian Fintech Looks to Boost Resources and Innovation
August 15, 2019

São Paulo-based secured lending platform Creditas announced a $231 million funding round on July 10 that values the fintech at $750 million. The funding round is led by SoftBank Group….

Lapis Advisers Pressures University on Technical Default
August 15, 2019

Bethune-Cookman University, in technical default on bonds worth $17 million, is under fire from hedge fund Lapis Advisers, the largest holder of those bonds Lapis Advisers and bond trustee U.S….

Pershing Square Bets on Warren Buffett
August 15, 2019

Bill Ackman’s secret investment we discussed last week was just a big bet on Berkshire Hathaway Pershing Square Capital Management has made a passive investment on Warren Buffett. A new…

P2P lending platform Mintos Clocks Over €3 Billion in Loans Given
August 15, 2019

Mintos is stepping up the pace on its lending activities with over €1 billion in loans advanced since April of this year The platform provides a large cross-section of loans…

Softbank Vision Fund Makes its Maiden Investment in an Energy Firm
August 14, 2019

Softbank’s Vision Fund, known for its massive bets on tech companies such as Uber, WeWork and Slack, has invested $110 million in Swiss energy startup Energy Vault. Energy Vault pioneered…

Argentina’s Stock Rout Hammers Newfoundland Capital Management
August 14, 2019

Newfoundland Capital Management, a Brazilian asset manager, had $300 million in a long-only fund that invested heavily in Argentine stocks The fund’s losses could be substantial given that Argentina’s key…