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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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New SEC Regulations Will Increase Investor Participation in Alternatives
August 14, 2019

The SEC’s revamp would be a boon for financial advisors who are already seeing increasing demand for investment opportunities in alternatives. According to Lawrence Calcano, CEO of iCapital, the $40…

Coinbase Loses Barclays Banking Services
August 14, 2019

Barclays reportedly ends its relationship after less than 20 months. Coinbase, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, is looking for a new provider of banking services. Coindesk reported Wednesday that…

RBC Junior Analyst Bill Tsai Faces Insider Trading Charges
August 12, 2019

The recent NYU grad concealed a trading account from RBC Capital markets. He faces one count of securities fraud that carries a maximum 20-year prison term. Bill Tsai was new…

Gerardus Vos Leaves Barclays to Run BAML Fintech Team
August 12, 2019

Bank of America Merrill Lynch continues its global expansion Fintech analyst Gerardus Vos is heading to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The U.S. bank has hired Vos to lead head…

Why Investors are Flocking to Private Markets Despite the Risk
August 12, 2019

There is a gush of inflows into venture capital and other alternative investments as investors crave better returns and lower correlation to a toppy Wall Street Institutional investors have been…

Limin Wang Becomes Managing Director at Blackstone
August 12, 2019

The former Credit Suisse director joins a deep quantitative team as Blackstone aims to increase its quantitative approach Limin Wang has become Managing Director of the Quantitative Research team at…

Neil Shah Joins Evercore as Senior Managing Director
August 12, 2019

The Harvard law graduate has 20 years of private equity experience and will launch Evercore’s permanent capital business. Neil Shah will join Evercore’s Investment Banking business as a Senior Managing…

BlackRock Cuts First Private Equity Deal for Authentic Brands
August 12, 2019

BlackRock becomes the largest stakeholder in a company with a powerful portfolio of global brands. BlackRock announced over the weekend that it scored a 30% stake in Authentic Brands.  The…

The Death of Sears – We’re Well Past 1,000 Cuts
August 9, 2019

Eddie Lampert’s Transform Holdco will shutter another 26 shops as Sears’ demise accelerates. The death of Sears will continue at a slow, steady pace well into the fall. Next week,…

ESG Hedge Fund Falters in Sweden
August 9, 2019

The fund had only $2.46 million in assets one year into its operations Handelsbanken Fonder will shutter its ESG hedge fund Handelsbanken Hållbarhet Hedge on September 5, according to a…