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Hedge Funds: Shades of LTCM Lurk, Only This Time It Could Be Much Bigger

Regulations hobbled banks’ risk-taking abilities after the last global financial crisis. But risk never really went away, it just switched masks. And hedge funds are the new face of unbridled financial adventurism, according to the IMF and the European Central Bank (ECB).

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LGT Capital Partners Announces Close of $1 Billion Asian Fund
October 16, 2019

LGT Capital Partners announced the successful raise of $1 billion. The Swiss alternatives manager will allocate the capital to its fourth private equity fund in the Asia-Pacific region.

Peter Thiel and Others Pony Up $50M for Wind and Solar Powered Crypto Mining in Texas
October 16, 2019

Layer1 is building a chips-to-substation crypto mining facility in Texas that will run on renewable energy. Never mind that crypto mining is best undertaken in cool climes – Iceland, for…

Is a WeWork Bailout on Tap?
October 16, 2019

A WeWork bailout could be coming from JPMorgan or Softbank. Two weeks after the office-sharing giant pulled its IPO, its cash position has deteriorated. CNBC reports that the two banks…

Revolut Swings for the Fences; Plots $1.5B Fundraise
October 15, 2019

Revolut, the European challenger bank, prized fintech, and uber-hot unicorn, wants $1.5 billion. Revolut’s fundraise, if successful, would achieve two momentous feats: A company valuation of $5 – $10 billion,…

Melvin: Are Community Banks an Alternative Investment?
October 15, 2019

Are community banks alternative investments? That question requires a deeper understanding of liquidity, structure, and broader market correlation. Before we start, it’s worth noting that the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst…

Auriga Launches WWS AI For Advanced Banking Insights
October 15, 2019

Bankers can now get an Artificial Intelligence-led insight into their banking operations with the help of Auriga’s new WWS AI module. Auriga’s WWS AI module is a component of its…

Baker McKenzie: Prepare for a Downturn in M&A
October 15, 2019

The Chicago-based law firm issues its key projections for 2020 Baker McKenzie released its latest report, Global Transactions Forecast 2020: Powering Through the Downturn. The report addresses topics around M&A…

John Lidington Will Co-Manage Man Numeric’s Liquid Private Equity Strategy
October 15, 2019

Man Numeric have appointed John Lidington as co-portfolio manager of its liquid private equity strategy alongside existing portfolio manager Charles Liu. Liquid private equity may sound like a contradiction in…

Hilton Grand Vacations Might Experience a Bidding War
October 15, 2019

Hilton Grand Vacations may soon experience a bidding war from two private equity titans. Apollo Management has reportedly made an offer for the Orlando0based timeshare company. Early reports suggest a…

New International E-Registry of Shipping to Reside on The Blockchain
October 15, 2019

An advanced new blockchain-based ship registration system is under development. The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Singapore tech startup Perlin are jointly going to…