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Hedge Funds: Four Portfolio Managers Leave Citadel

Volatility has shaken the markets. The Dow had its worst quarter in history. The U.S. economy could see GDP fall by 30% this quarter. And four portfolio managers at Citadel won’t be around to see what happens next.  Bloomberg reported that the hedge fund fired four portfolio managers last week. Chris Conner, Tio Charbaghi, Steve Bergman, and Chip Fortson are out, according to the report. The four all worked in Citadel’s Global Equities group. The timing coincided with the hiring of Justin Lubell, a Point72 alum, to take over that group.

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ExodusPoint Will Reopen and Raise Another $2 Billion
November 18, 2019

ExodusPoint Capital Management will reopen its arms in 2020 to add a few billion to its AUM. The hedge fund was the industry’s largest in 2018 at $8 billion.

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Fundstrat’s Lee: Bitcoin ETF Workable Only at $150,000
November 18, 2019

Fundstrat’s Tom Lee, a Bitcoin perma-bull, says the crypto would have to rise to $150,000 to support ETF-like volumes. ETF-wishers should, therefore, pray for Bitcoin to rise nearly 18 times…

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Hedge Fund Scandal Triggers Run on South Korean Firms
November 18, 2019

South Korea hedge funds are experiencing the worst run on assets in history. A scandal at Lime Asset Management has fueled outflows on local hedge funds.

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Walmart Canada To Roll Out World’s Largest Blockchain For An Industrial Application
November 18, 2019

Walmart Canada and blockchain company DLT Labs collaborated to develop the retail giant’s automated freight tracking and payments system. The new blockchain-based logistics system will use distributed ledger technology. It…

Another Shot to Icahn – HP Rejects Xerox Takeover Bid
November 18, 2019

Carl Icahn and Xerox will have to do more to convince HP to accept a takeover bid. On Sunday, HP’s board of directors rejected an unsolicited $22 per share offer…

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Weekend Conversation: Neocova Co-Founder and CEO Sultan Meghji
November 16, 2019

Five years ago, Neocova Co-Founder and CEO Sultan Meghji worked on an aid mission in Africa to improve financial services in Africa and other emerging markets. The primary goal was…

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RIA Deal Fervor Continues: Bluespring Wealth Acquires Vector Wealth Management
November 15, 2019

Founded in 1993, Vector Wealth Management is a wealth management and financial advisory RIA located in Minneapolis. The $1.1 billion firm was acquired by Bluespring Wealth Partners, as announced Thursday,…

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Lazard to Launch Venture and Growth Banking Unit in London
November 15, 2019

The firm hires two key executives to lead European initiatives Lazard has hired two Numis executives to launch a new group in Europe. The team will focus on European private…

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U.S. National Debt Not Good for Our Kids and Grandkids (Powell); Would Bitcoin Be?
November 15, 2019

In what should be a wake-up call to the powers-that-be, Federal Reserve Chair Powell warns of unsustainable US national debt. Speaking during testimony before the Congress’ Joint Economic Committee on…

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How Serious Should We Take ESG Investing in 2020?
November 15, 2019

Sustainable funds are hardly sustainable based on their carbon footprint. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that eight of the largest 10 sustainable funds in the U.S. have oil and…

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