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Digital Assets: Mike Novogratz Hits Out At Sam Bankman-Fried, Calls For His Prosecution

December 2, 2022

Mike Novogratz, the billionaire CEO of Galaxy Digital (TSE: GLXY), was unequivocally critical about Sam Bankman-Fried’s virtual New York Times (NYT) Dealbook Summit interview.
“I’m hoping that the authorities get to the bottom of this faster,” Novogratz said to Andrew Ross Sorkin on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Thursday, referring to the FTX imbroglio. “Not just for the sanctity of the crypto markets, but for all markets. Markets are based on trust and when you have trust broken like this, it questions everyone else.”

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The DailyAlts PlayBook – October 1, 2019

October 1, 2019

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks Trump’s approval rating, Tom Barrack’s dealmaking, and why the Pope is worried about robots.

Revolut Taps Visa to Expand Its Global Market Reach

October 1, 2019

European fintech giant Revolut has announced a deal with Visa to expand its global reach. In a statement, the firm said it will leverage Visa’s brand, scale, and global acceptance footprint to bring its product offerings to five new regions.

Colony Capital Sells NorthStar Reality Europe

October 1, 2019

Colony Capital had a busy week. Not long after the firm announced the sale of Colony Industrial to Blackstone Group, the firm followed up on another deal.

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The New Crypto Rating Council Will Assess Digital Assets

October 1, 2019

The Crypto Rating Council, launched by big crypto exchanges, will assess digital assets to ascertain if they qualify as securities.

Brookfield Asset Management Buys 61.2% of Oaktree Capital Management

October 1, 2019

Brookfield Asset Management has acquired 61.2% of Oaktree Capital Group. According to terms of the deal, Brookfield acquired all of the outstanding Oaktree class A units. It also acquired approximately 20% of the units of Oaktree Capital Group owned by the founders, senior management, and current and former Oaktree employees.

Blackstone Group Buys Colony Industrial for $5.9 Billion

September 30, 2019

Colony Industrial, the massive warehouse division of Colony Capital, now has a new owner. According to reports, Blackstone Group has purchased the warehouse group for $5.9 billion.

Dennis White Takes Over Massive Chicago Pension Fund (and More People on the Move)

September 30, 2019

The Chicago Municipal Employees’ Annuity & Benefit Fund has appointed Dennis White as the new executive director of the $3.8 billion fund. White will replace Jim Mohler, who recently left the fund to take over the $1.3 billion Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Retirement Fund.

Fundbox Raises Another $176 million in Funding

September 30, 2019

Fundbox, a small-business lending fintech company, raised another $176 million in funding. New investors Allianz SE and General Catalyst.

AC Milan Back on the Block: Elliott Management

September 30, 2019

AC Milan, the Italian football giant, is back on the sales block. According to multiple reports, hedge fund Elliott Management may sell the club to French billionaire Bernard Arnault by the end of the year.

Ant Financial to Develop Blockchain Based Agro-Monitoring Product With Bayer

September 30, 2019

Ant Financial and Bayer Crop have signed an LOI to develop a blockchain-powered platform to monitor agricultural production jointly.
The new system will boost efficiencies in agricultural production. It will also ensure that consumers receive high quality and safe food, at the same time enhancing farmers’ income.

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.

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.