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Private Credit: Coronavirus to Shift Market in Profound Ways

Private credit has been one of the fastest-growing areas of the credit market since the great credit crisis ended a decade ago. As banks stepped back from small and mid-market lending, especially in riskier areas like expansion and takeovers, funds sprang up to fill the void for a price. Institutions pensions placed enormous sums of money in private credit vehicles to capture higher yield as interest rates on other fixed-income investments declined steadily. The private credit markets have grown from just $237 billion in assets in 2008 to an estimated $812 billion today. That’s a growth rate of almost 12%. Some estimates say that 70% of small to midsize businesses are at least partially financed by private credit funds. Private Credit and Coronavirus Coronavirus will challenge and could reverse the rapid growth of private credit. It is going to be a lot harder to raise money in the private credit business until we know the full impact on the economy and financial markets. There is a real chance that pension funds, one of the biggest investors in private credit, will have to add to their equity portfolios. A significant market decline could trigger an asset allocation shift towards stocks. That…

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FinTech: Robinhood’s Outages on Two Historic Trading Days – Lawsuits Emerge
March 12, 2020

Robinhood, the broking startup that amassed millions of users through its offers of commission-free, no-minimum-balance trading, has been slapped with a lawsuit. The lawsuit relates to Robinhood’s system outage on…

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DailyAlts Playbook: Bond Downgrades, the ETF bomb, Bitcoin’s Bust, Blackstone’s Credit Lines, and Oil Slumps.
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Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks about Bond Downgrades, the ETF bomb, Bitcoin’s Bust, Blackstone’s Credit Lines, and Oil Slumps.

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Artificial Intelligence: Chinese Economy Getting Back on Its Feet Say AI and Big Data
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The AI Moonshot Team at China’s WeBank, a private Chinese online banking company founded by TenCent, combined big data and AI to check on the impact of the coronavirus in…

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Digital Assets: Crowdfunding Via Blockchain to Transform Japanese ‘Ghost’ Dwellings
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Two companies are collaborating to revitalize the market for Japanese homes. A blockchain-powered solution may be the answer to the problem of millions of abandoned homes in Japan. Known as…

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Liquid Alternatives: The HDIV ETF – Artificial Intelligence Picks High Dividend Stocks With Upside
March 11, 2020

Qraft Technologies, a South Korean artificial intelligence firm, just launched its third ETF in the US. The Qraft AI Enhanced US High Dividend ETF (HDIV) targets high dividend US stocks…

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Venture Capital: Life Sciences Partners Raises $600M in Record European VC Haul
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Venture capital group Life Science Partners (LSP) just closed its sixth investment fund targeting European life science companies. The $600 million (€529 million) raising is said to be the largest…

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The DailyAlts Playbook: Coronavirus Stimulus, Biblical Warnings, Vertical Hedge Fund Neighborhoods, and Why Kyle Bass is Sitting on the Sidelines Right Now.
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Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks about Coronavirus Stimulus, Biblical Warnings, Vertical Hedge Fund Neighborhoods, and Why Kyle Bass is Sitting on the Sidelines Right Now.

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Liquid Alts: IMF Warns About ETF Liquidation
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Call it the great bust of passive investing? The IMF warned Wednesday that regulators and authorities need to start watching asset managers and ETFs over the threat that they could…

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The ESG Data Market Will Be Worth $1 Billion Next Year
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A new report from Opimas states that the value of ESG data could top $1 billion by next year. The firm’s newest report  ESG Data Market: No Stopping Its Rise…

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Artificial Intelligence: Banjo, the Startup That is Utah’s All-Seeing Eye-in-the-Sky
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