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Artificial Intelligence: Coronavirus! This AI Startup Warned of the Outbreak on December 31

Toronto-based BlueDot, which uses big data and AI, red-flagged the coronavirus outbreak in December. BlueDot’s AI-driven health monitoring platform analyzes billions of data points. Its process works something like this: It pores over global news reports, airline data, and animal disease outbreaks using natural language processing and machine learning techniques. The outputs from the platform are scanned by epidemiologists who sound the alert if they spot an outbreak.

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Key Takeaways from the J.P. Morgan Asset Management “Global Alternatives Outlook”
January 17, 2020

The Global Alternatives Outlook was released by JPMorgan Asset Management this week. The report provides a 12-18-month outlook across key alternative asset classes. The report also the views of the CEOs, CIOs,…

VC-Real Estate: WeWork Leasing Numbers Tanked After Failed IPO
January 16, 2020

WeWork leasing numbers plunged in the wake of its failed IPO. A new report from CBRE reveals that the company saw a 93% decline in leasing activity in the fourth…

FTSE Russell Launches European Climate Risk Index
January 16, 2020

FTSE Russell has launched a new fixed income offering in Europe that weighs factors in each country’s efforts to mitigate climate change. The FTSE Climate Risk-Adjusted European Monetary Union Government…

ESG: ValueAct Salutes the BlackRock “Climate Change of Heart”
January 16, 2020

ValueAct founder Jeffrey Ubben expressed his excitement this week that BlackRock chief Larry Fink had sounded an alarm around climate change. The founder of the $17 billion hedge fund has…

ESG: Lately-turned Tesla Bull Jim Cramer Adds Fink To The Mix
January 16, 2020

Larry Fink’s emotionally charged plug for ESG ticks all the investment boxes for Tesla. According to Cramer, electric car maker Tesla could be a beneficiary of BlackRock’s new-found love for…

Liquid Alternatives: The iMaps Investment Strategy Based ETI Launches for Retail Investors On Vienna Bourse
January 16, 2020

The first Exchange Traded Instrument (ETI) from the Liechtenstein-based iMaps ETI plc launched on January 13 on the Vienna Stock Exchange. Asset manager and BaFin licensed PP Asset Management, which…

Digital Assets: “Its Utility Will Drive The Value of Bitcoin, Not Speculation,” Says Bitcoin Jesus
January 16, 2020

Roger Ver, nicknamed Bitcoin Jesus for his championship of the digital currency, says BTC is now a pyramid scheme. Speaking to BlockTV, Ver said the sole argument in favor of…

Liquid Alternatives: In 2019, Globally, and especially in Europe, ETFs Raked It In
January 16, 2020

The global ETF market drew in inflows of nearly half a trillion euros (€495bn) in 2019. But European ETFs were a standout, pulling in €104bn of net new assets, and…

The DailyAlts Playbook – Trump’s Search for Ken Griffin, Souvenir Impeachment Pens, Family Office Flows, and Kyle Bass’s Hong Kong Warning – January 16, 2020
January 16, 2020

This morning, U.S. markets are ticking higher as markets largely ignore Impeachment drama in Washington and cheer the Phase One trade deal between the U.S. and China. The dollar is…

Investment Company Institute: Funds are Pouring Money into Bonds
January 16, 2020

The Investment Company Institute cited the largest outflows of capital from mutual funds and ETFs since September. During the first full week of 2020, fund investors pulled $13.1 billion out…