Tuesday afternoon briefing – October 15, 2019

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Hedge funds are moving away from oil. More companies raising private money. U.S. venture capital slowed in the third quarter. And much more in this week’s briefing.

Economic/industry news

U.S. inflation rate steady in September: US consumer prices were unchanged in September, the weakest reading since January

The Canadian unemployment rate fell in September: Canada’s job market produces another surprise gain in September 

Progress was made on a U.S.-China trade deal: U.S., China reach partial trade deal, boosting market back near-record highs

The Fed will buy short-term T-bills: Fed to buy Treasury bills in effort to control lending rates

Interest in money markets rising: Investors are flocking to money markets at the highest rate since the financial crisis

A look at EBITDA for private companies: Why EBITDA is just BS

More companies raising private money: The changing landscape of public and private equity investing

New indexes to track megatrends: MSCI launches megatrends indexes

News and notes (U.S.)

Hedge fund industry returns declined 0.11% in September: Hedge funds see two consecutive months of negative returns, says eVestment

Hedge funds moving away from oil: Column: Hedge funds turn bearish on oil as economy slows

Add-ons a growing portion of U.S. PE buyouts: This year could set another record for US PE add-on activity 

Retirement portfolios can benefit from private equity: Private equity a must for retirement portfolios, Panel Argues

A new asset class?: The hot new alternative investment: Lego?

Stephen Schwarzman comments on job loss study: Stephen Schwarzman on the key ‘flaw’ in the private equity job loss study

U.S. venture capital slowed in the third quarter: Venture Capital – Unicorn blood on the street

Fidelity offers free trading: Fidelity joins price war with zero commissions   

News and notes (Canada)

The impact of fund-of-funds on the ETF industry: How fund-of-funds could be puffing up Canada’s ETF industry

VC investment in Canada continues to rise: Canadian VC investment hits record in Q3

Advisors satisfied with their brokerages: Where the industry is succeeding, and falling short

A look back at Canada’s first year of legalized marijuana: The good, the bad and the ugly from Canada’s first year of legal pot

On the pulse – New frontiers in fintech

A look at what’s ahead for fintech: What’s next for fintech growth?

Customers are concerned about using voice-assisted technology for bank transactions: Insurers and banks face battle to overcome security fears over voice-assisted tech

Consolidation in fintech expected to continue: More fintech consolidation expected after Broadridge’s Fi360 purchase

How to improve onboarding: Two ways to quickly elevate your financial institution’s onboarding

Companies start abandoning the Libra project: Facebook’s Libra loses Mastercard, Visa in cascade of exits

An in-depth look at the term “challenger”: What does the term ‘challenger’ really mean?

Digital asset firms must comply with AML rules: Digital assets face anti-money laundering rules too

Another bitcoin ETF rejection: SEC rejects Bitwise Bitcoin ETF

RBC looking to help address climate change: RBC backs AI-based climate change research  

High-net-worth topics

The high-net-worth are looking to protect their wealth: Long-term planning can help allay Canadian investors’ concerns for the future               

A look at how the high-net-worth are investing: Tiger 21 Founder addresses macroeconomic concerns for high-net-worth investors on CNBC Europe 

Polls & surveys – What financials are saying

Many investors see a recession ahead for the U.S. economy (E-Trade): Bearish investors say US economy has peaked: E-Trade survey

Canadians are looking for retirement help (HOOPP): 80% of Canadians would take pension over salary hike: Poll

Those working with an advisor feel more prepared for a recession (CFP): Advisors instill confidence in face of recession

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