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Emission-Free Friday: Here are the Latest Funds to Push for Carbon Neutral

Carbon emissions dominated the headlines this week. The European Commission has announced an ambitious plan to shift toward a green economy and make the EU carbon-neutral in the year ahead. The plan will cost at least one trillion euros over the next decade, require 25% of the EU budget, and involve a mix of private and public funds. EU chief Ursula von der Leyen called the project unprecedented.

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Hoplite Capital to Shut Its Doors After 16 Years
August 8, 2019

The announcement came in a letter to shareholders after lackluster returns. John Lykouretzos will shutter Hoplite Capital and return capital to investors. The hedge fund manager addressed his decision in…

Don Steinbrugge: Hedge funds to Buy More Bitcoin
August 8, 2019

The long-term Bitcoin bull is the latest manager to spot a growing trend in cryptocurrencies Don Steinbrugge, Agecroft Partners Founder and CEO, expects hedge fund managers to start gobbling up…

Thoma Bravo Sells iPipeline to Roper Technologies 
August 8, 2019

The $1.625 billion deal is another win for the private equity shop Private equity firm Thoma Bravo has announced it will sell cloud-software firm iPipeline for $1.625 billion. Roper Technologies…

Did BlackRock Lose $90 Billion of Client Money on Fossil Fuels
August 7, 2019

It depends on how one defines opportunity costs and if you cherry pick data… But “Big Oil” might be to blame The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEFFA) has…

Managed Futures Funds: These Mega Bulls Could Trigger the Next Big Sell-Off
August 7, 2019

Here’s a toxic mix of factors that could trigger a self-sustaining downturn in already top-heavy markets. Trade war machinations, a bull run in stocks that is long in the tooth…

Fintech 2020: Reflections from Fortune’s Brainstorm Finance conference
August 7, 2019

A summary of the fintech soundbites from the event on the foggy shores of Montauk Key trends: Facebook’s Libra, bank fortunes, Amazon, and millennials’ wallets.

Blackstone Buys Stake in BC Partners
August 7, 2019

Raymond Svider’s shop gets a boost of confidence. The Blackstone – BC Partners deal is official. Following a big run up, the U.S. private equity giant plans to invest $560…

Barclays Predicts Big Gains Ahead for Private Equity Stocks
August 7, 2019

Alternative asset demand, corporate conversions, and even a recession are positive catalysts for PE shops Barclays is bullish for private equity stocks heading into the backend of 2019. Barclays analyst…

IBM Unveils “Trust Your Provider” Blockchain Project
August 7, 2019

The new project aims to reduce time-consuming manual processes The new IBM blockchain project “Trust Your Supplier” (TYS) debuted this week. In a press release, IBM said TYS is “designed…

Ray Dalio: Bet Both Sides of the Sino-U.S. Trade War
August 7, 2019

The Bridgewater founder told investors in an interview to bet on “both horses in the race” as global tensions heighten. Ray Dalio, the outspoken founder of Bridgewater Associates, told investors…