November, 2023

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JPMorgan Chase discloses multiple investigations by U.S. regulators

American Banker - Investment Banking

Regulators are looking into practices within JPMorgan's securities arm and investigating parts of its trading operations, according to a regulatory filing by America's largest bank.

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Airbnb acquires secretive firm launched by Siri co-founder

TechCrunch: M&A

Airbnb has acquired a secretive new AI startup, GamePlanner.AI, the company announced this morning. CNBC reports that the purchase price was around $200 million, a figure that TechCrunch was unable to confirm at publication time. GamePlanner was co-founded by Adam Cheyer and Siamak Hodjat. Cheyer famously helped co-launch the startup Siri, which Apple acquired and […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Could digital assets help expand capital raising?

Accenture Capital Markets

At Accenture’s capital markets team, we’ve completed a research project into the future of capital raising. We discussed some of the findings at a breakfast during Sibos , and I thought, I would share some of the headlines in this blog. The results should be of interest for anyone in the industry—for both public and private markets. More so, I suspect people most interested may be small-cap issuers, many of whom currently seem to struggle to raise the capital in the way that best suits their nee

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Binance Founder Changpeng Zhao Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering Violations

The New York Times: Banking

Changpeng Zhao will pay a $50 million fine and step down as chief executive of the company he created, the latest blow to the crypto world since the implosion of FTX last year.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Music Licensing Giant BMI Sells to Private Equity Firm

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

Broadcast Music Inc., one of the major performing rights organizations in the United States, collected $1.57 billion and distributed $1.47 billion for its 2022 fiscal year.

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IoT Transportation Leadership Summit: Innovation on the Move

Cisco: M&A

Across the United States, local communities, transportation departments, and transit, port, and turnpike authorities are seeking new and better ways to deliver on their mission-critical objectives to… Read more on Cisco Blogs

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SpaceX acquires parachute company for $2.2M – because it turns out space-rated parachutes are very hard

TechCrunch: M&A

SpaceX is known for its vertical integration, but one component it’s been outsourcing is parachutes — until earlier this month, when the company quietly acquired parachute vendor Pioneer Aerospace after its parent company went bankrupt. The Information first reported the news. This is the second known acquisition for SpaceX, which acquired small satellite startup Swarm […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Jefferies to launch new multi-asset trading platform

The TRADE

Stratos Group – a wholly owned subsidiary of Jefferies – has today unveiled its new multi-asset trading platform, Tradu, set to launch in December. The aim of the platform is to streamline multi-asset trading, reducing the number of accounts and apps used across asset classes by “providing clients with an intuitive and advanced platform with a superior trading experience across each of the tradable markets, all from one portal that can be accessed via a mobile app and web platforms”.

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How Does the World’s Largest Hedge Fund Really Make Its Money?

The New York Times: Banking

Ray Dalio’s investing tactics have always been a closely kept secret, even inside Bridgewater Associates. Several years ago, some of Wall Street’s biggest names set out to discover his edge.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Jezebel, the Oral History: ‘There Was This Riotous Sense of Fun’

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

The site defined an era of feminism for millions of readers. According to its editors and writers, it was also an exhilarating place to work.

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Jim Chanos, the short seller who called Enron's fall, is converting hedge fund to a family office

CNBC: Investing

The veteran investor, known for his bets against Tesla and Enron, will convert his hedge fund to a family office and advisory business, CNBC has learned.

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Metaverse Market Size to Surpass USD 3409.29 Billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 69.2%

Global Newswire by Notified: M&A

As per the report by Fortune Business Insights, the global Metaverse Market size is projected to reach USD 3,409.29 Billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 69.2% during the forecast period. As per the report by Fortune Business Insights, the global Metaverse Market size is projected to reach USD 3,409.29 Billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 69.2% during the forecast period.

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Ford snaps up EV power startup to boost its charging tech

TechCrunch: M&A

Ford is buying and burying Auto Motive Power, or “AMP” for short, to bolster its charging, battery management and power conversion tech. The secretive energy startup once claimed to power “most of the world’s top electric OEMs,” though as far as we can tell it never disclosed its customers publicly. Following the deal, Los Angeles-based […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Predictions You Can Rely On: How Data Drives Successful Financial Forecasting

Speaker: Robbie Bhathal, Founder & CEO, and Matthew Acalin, Head of Credit Intelligence

In today's volatile financial environment, how confident are you in your company’s financial forecasting? To get the most accurate cash predictions that will lead to long-term financial survival, real-time data is critical. Innovative cash management strategies can lead to better credit opportunities, more sustainable growth, and long-term financial prosperity.

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Junior analyst’s lawsuit against top bank puts Wall Street hours on trial

Financial Times - Banking

Kate Shiber says Centerview Partners improperly fired her over sleep requirements necessitated by mental illness

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Gold Bars and Tokyo Apartments: How Money Is Flowing Out of China.

The New York Times: Banking

Chinese families are sending money overseas, a sign of worry about the country’s economic and political future. But a cheaper currency is also helping exports.

Economics 140
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Six Flags Merges With Cedar Fair, a Rival Amusement Park

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

The deal would generate more than $3 billion in revenue for the companies, they projected in a statement. The merger comes after years of financial challenges for Six Flags.

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Goldman Sachs says investors should go long on commodities, sees 20% upside

CNBC: Investing

Goldman recommends what it calls a 2024 deficits basket, going long on energy excluding natural gas and on industrial metals, excluding nickel and zinc.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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Powering up in harsh environments: Five questions to ask before selecting the right industrial PoE switch

Cisco: M&A

When it comes to cables, less is more. With power over ethernet (PoE) , ethernet cables do double duty, carrying DC power as well as data.

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Warren Buffett has been selling stocks including Chevron and hoarding a record level of cash

CNBC: Investing

Thanks to a surge in bond yields, Berkshire's cash, which was mainly parked in short-term Treasury bills, grew to a record level of $157.2 billion.

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This EV battery stock has potential double-digit gains ahead. UBS thinks it could even surge 100%

CNBC: Investing

It's the biggest stock by market capitalization in the index of largest stocks traded on the Shenzhen exchange — bigger than even BYD's local listing.

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A ‘true master of investing:’ Top value investor on how Charlie Munger changed the craft

CNBC: Investing

The investing community lost one of its pillars Tuesday with the death of Charlie Munger, according to Ariel Investments' Charles Bobrinskoy.

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How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics

Just by embedding analytics, app owners can charge 24% more for their product. How much value could you add? This framework from Software Pricing Partners explains how application enhancements can extend your product offerings. You’ll learn: How to take a disciplined approach to pricing The three elements of the Packaging Decision Framework Ways to structure your new embedded analytics offering Download the White Paper to learn about How To Package & Price Embedded Analytics.

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75% of Warren Buffett’s equity portfolio is in just 5 stocks. Here’s what they are

CNBC: Investing

The Omaha-based conglomerate said approximately 75% of is aggregate fair value was concentrated in five companies at the end of the third quarter.

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Warren Buffett keeps selling BYD. Why some analysts still say it’s a buy

CNBC: Investing

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has more than halved its stake in Chinese electric car stock BYD over the last 18 months, filings show.

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Monday's analyst calls: Big auto upgrade, a lithium downgrade and Nvidia optimism

CNBC: Investing

The new week kicked off with a downgrade to the world's largest lithium producer and an upgrade to one of the best-known car brands in the world.

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Patient Disney shareholders get some good news: The dividend is coming back

CNBC: Investing

For the first time since 2020, Disney is resuming paying a dividend to return capital to shareholders as the media giant continues its turnaround.

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Embedded Analytics: A Force Multiplier for Business

The possibilities for embedded analytics to drive real value for businesses, end users, and society are as fascinating as they are limitless. No matter the industry, brand after brand is finding that analytics can be the solution to a multitude of business challenges. Go deep with five insightsoftware customers as they share the details of their analytics journeys and discuss the transformative power of data.

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An options trade that wins if Nvidia moves big on earnings in either direction

CNBC: Investing

A long NVDA straddle pays off when volatility increases and the price of the underlying moves by a significant amount, but it doesn't matter whether it's to the upside or the downside.

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Gold Bars and Tokyo Apartments: How Money Is Flowing Out of China.

The New York Times: Banking

Chinese families are sending money overseas, a sign of worry about the country’s economic and political future. But a cheaper currency is also helping exports.

Economics 133
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Greenlight's David Einhorn — up 27% this year — is on a 'buyers' strike' and worries about geopolitics

CNBC: Investing

"We are effectively on a 'buyers' strike' again and did not establish any material long positions" in Q3, Einhorn said in his latest investor letter.

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