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DailyAlts Playbook Talks Ackman’s Optimism, The Big “Short-ier”, Carbon Skeptics, and Now That’s Music 29

A number of funds saw massive gains during the breakdown in the market between February 20 and March 20. The latest manager to generate headlines is Kevin Smith at Crescat Capital. His two primary funds earned 40.5% and 34.5% during that period. Smith’s co-portfolio manager compared this selloff and their gains to the book The Big Short. While there are always winners, there are also losers. It appears that Bridgewater and Third Point, both run by dynamic managers, had a tough quarter. Bridgewater’s main fund reportedly lost 20% during the quarter. Dan Loeb’s Third Point had an 11% loss last month. Finally, Glenview shed 30% on paper during Q1.

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CrunchBase: VC Deal Volume in 2019 Doesn’t Quite Match 2018
January 10, 2020

CrunchBase says that between 2010 and 2019, roughly $1.5 trillion spilled into VC deals. The bulk of that figure came from an acceleration of deal-making over the last few years, the…

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Private Equity: Shoreline’s Inaugural Private Equity Fund Raises $300 Million
January 9, 2020

Private equity firm Shoreline Equity Partners, LLC began raising funds for its maiden buyout fund in March. It announced Tuesday the final closure of the fund at its hard cap…

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The DailyAlts Playbook – More Fund Returns, Insider Trading Codes, AI Stock Picking and Black Swans – January 9, 2020
January 9, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks the largest debt swell since the 70s, Black Swan babble, more hedge fund returns, insider trading codes, and AI’s shift into stock-picking.

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The DailyAlts Playbook – January 8, 2020
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The DailyAlts Playbook talks Elon Musk’s dance moves, a pension battle over the XFL, the latest round of hedge fund performance numbers, U.K. financial crimes, and new AI guidelines. 

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The DailyAlts Playbook: January 7, 2020
January 7, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks pension allocations in 2020, the cost of Carlos’ freedom, Blackstone Group’s 2020 Surprises, and a ridiculous valuation for TopGolf.

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Artificial Intelligence: Using Augmented Reality (AR) to Record the Skills of Retiring Workers For Posterity
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Could the skills of retiring workers be lost before the next generation learns from them? That danger no longer exists with developing technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial…

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Byron Wien And Joe Zidle Release Their Ten Surprises for 2020
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Byron Wien, Vice Chairman of Blackstone Group, and Joe Zidle, Chief Investment Strategist in the Private Wealth Solutions group, released a list of “Ten Surprises for 2020.”

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Tim Melvin: Expectations for REITs in 2020
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NAREIT – the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts — explored REITs’ strong 2019 performance and linked the sector’s success to a bounceback from 2018’s lackluster performance.  Last week’s…

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The DailyAlts Playbook – January 6, 2020
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Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks zero-fee hedge funds, where REITs go from here, our chat with Daniel Rasmussen, and the CFTC manhunt for a crypto manager and his client’s $147…

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Green Street Advisors: Data Center REITs Will See More Demand
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Green Street Advisors analyst David Guarino says that data consumption trends will accelerate in the future. This provides support to his thesis that data center demand will increase. It also…

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