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FinTech: Lloyds To Acquire Stake In Loyalty App Bink

January 4, 2022

Lloyds Banking Group (LON: LLOY), Britain’s biggest mortgage provider, will acquire a minority stake in loyalty app Bink, according to a report by Sky News for an undisclosed amount that may run into millions of pounds. It was also not known how much the transaction valued Bink.

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Interactive Investor Releases Ethical Buy List

September 30, 2019

The Ethical Buy List has arrived amongst a flurry of new ESG products sweeping the market.

Invesco Report: Sovereign Funds Adopting ESG Standards Quickly

September 30, 2019

Sovereign investors are ramping up their environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments. A new study by Invesco shows that two-thirds of sovereign funds are considering these socially conscious investments.

Artificial Intelligence May Provide Advance Warning of a Heart Attack

September 30, 2019

Artificial intelligence to detect heart attacks may soon be a reality, according to research at the University of Oxford.

More Americans Know at Least One Cryptocurrency

September 30, 2019

A new YouGov survey suggests that more Americans than ever are learning about cryptocurrencies. The survey shows that 81% of Americans have heard of at least one cryptocurrency.

U.N.’s Interim Report on Harnessing Digitalization in Financing of Sustainable Development Goals

September 30, 2019

On November 29, 2018, the Secretary-General constituted a 17-member task force on Digital Financing of Sustainable Development Goals.

CI Liquid Alternatives Get Warm Reception from Investors and Advisors

September 30, 2019

In the space of a mere ten months, assets at CI Investments’ liquid alternative funds have exceeded $1 billion. Strategies that were earlier the domain of sophisticated hedge funds are now available to the everyday investor via a special kind of mutual fund. CI Liquid Alternative funds combine ‘alternative’ strategies with the on-tap liquidity of…

Green’s Push Canadian Robot Tax to Combat AI

September 30, 2019

A Canadian robot tax could be the first of its kind. The Green Party of Canada has pitched a robot tax to address the growing threat of technologies like artificial intelligence.

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D. E. Shaw Targets Emerson Electric

September 30, 2019

Emerson Electric, the industrial conglomerate and Fortune 500 company, is in the cross-hairs of hedge fund D.E. Shaw.

Investors in Ripple’s XRP Rely on SEC Guidance To Claim It Was An ‘Unregistered Security’

September 27, 2019

The SEC’s Framework for “Investment Contract” Analysis of Digital Assets has given a group of plaintiffs more power to their elbow in a May 2018 lawsuit.
The investors have amended their complaint based on the Framework. The amended complaint reinforces their contention that they were illegally sold XRP, a digital cryptocurrency, as an unregistered security.

Ex-Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka Wants To Bring AI to India’s Masses

September 27, 2019

Ex-Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka believes India can become the Artificial Intelligence (AI) capital of the world. AI could be a massive disruptor in India over the next 20-25 years, says Sikka. Automation and job losses would only be the tip of this iceberg. Instead, India could seize the initiative and turn the disruption into an opportunity by putting together educational programs.

Preqin and Vertex VC Report Shows $1 Trillion Market on Tap

September 27, 2019

A new Preqin and Vertex VC Report indicates robust growth ahead for the venture capital markets. Preqin and Vertex launched the joint research report called the Global Venture Capital Perspectives report on Wednesday.

Investors in Ripple’s XRP Rely on SEC Guidance To Claim It Was An ‘Unregistered Security’

September 27, 2019

Investors amended their complaint in a May 2018 lawsuit regarding the XRP cryptocurrency, relying on SEC’s guidance on digital assets. The SEC’s Framework for “Investment Contract” Analysis of Digital Assets has given a group of plaintiffs more power to their elbow in a May 2018 lawsuit. Accordingly, the investors have amended their complaint based on…

Yale University Researchers Say AI Will Weigh Stomach (GI) Disorders

September 27, 2019

Yale University researchers have determined that artificial intelligence could provide patients with stomach disorders better treatment.

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Citadel Launches Zurich Office (And People on the Move)

September 27, 2019

Hedge fund Citadel is launching a new office in Zurich. The new space will host its marketing-arm, Citadel Securities, according to the firm. This division is one of the world’s top shops for high-frequency trading.

Paying Off Student Loan Debt Most Significant Life Milestone for 35% of Millennials

September 27, 2019

Millennials valued paying off their student loans even more than buying a house or starting a family. That’s a finding on student loan debt from a survey by personal finance company SoFi of over 1,000 Americans aged from 22 to 35.

Richard Grossman: Preparing for Shareholder Activism On Your M&A Deal

September 26, 2019

Richard Grossman, a partner in Skadden’s M&A practice, has advice on tackling activist hedge funds during an M&A transaction.

Is WeWork running out of money

Burning Through Cash, WeWork Turns to Goldman

September 26, 2019

Is WeWork running out of money? According to Bloomberg, WeWork (or We Co.) burning through the green stuff at a torrid pace.

What’s the Matter With Chinese Private Equity?

September 26, 2019

Chinese private capital dealings slumped dramatically in the first half of the year. A new report from the Emerging Market Private Equity Association reveals startling figures on the state of the Chinese market.

Blackstone Chief Schwarzman: Private Assets Valuations Too High, Bubble-like

September 26, 2019

Stephen Schwarzman, the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of the Blackstone Group said dot.com like conditions prevailed in the startup industry. He said asset valuations had reached bubble-like proportions and that there could be a painful reckoning of losses from investing in companies such as Uber and WeWork.

GSAM European ETF Ready for Lift Off

September 26, 2019

The GSAM European ETF is a sign that Goldman Sachs expanding its role on the passive investing craze. Here’s the latest news on the ETF launch on Thursday.

Goldman CEO David Solomon: Time for ESG Investing to Go Mainstream

September 26, 2019

Goldman CEO David Solomon said that financial institutions need to push ESG investing into the mainstream. During a talk at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, Solomon encouraged advisers to ramp up conversations with clients about climate change and the associated exposure.

eVestment: August 2019 Redemptions Top $6.5 Billion

September 26, 2019

August 2019 redemptions from hedge fund hit $6.51 billion for global hedge funds, according to eVestment’s newest asset flows report. The additional outflows drove the total withdraws from hedge funds to negative ($63.61) billion in 2019.

Big-Name Institutional Investors Join Hands for Carbon-Neutral Portfolios by 2050

September 26, 2019

Announced at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in progress in New York, the Alliance will address climate change and low-carbon portfolios.

September 26, 2019

Jason Mudrick, manager of Mudrick Capital Management, has been one of the top industry performers in 2019. Now, he’s under pressure due to e-cigarettes.